The Chicago Blackhawks have hit a bit of a downward spiral. 

The team has lost two in a row and are just 3-7-0 in their last 10 watching their hold on the fourth and final playoff spot slip away. 

On Monday the Blackhawks and general manager Stan Bowman announced a couple of roster moves. 

Forwards Reese Johnson and MacKenzie Entwistle and defensemen Ian Mitchell, Lucas Carlsson and Wyatt Kalynuk were re-assigned to the taxi squad.

That means a couple of guys had to head back to the AHL. 

Forwards Brandon Pirri and Mikael Hakkarainen along with defenseman Alec Regula were sent back to Rockford of the AHL.