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Blackhawks Announce Roster Moves

10/07/2008 12:24 PM

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The Chicago Blackhawks have assigned defensemen Cam Barker and Aaron Johnson and goaltender Antti Niemi to the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs. In addition, the Blackhawks have released center Kevyn Adams and center Joakim Lindstrom has been claimed on waivers by the Anaheim Ducks.

The Blackhawks currently have 23 players on their roster, which includes 13 forwards, eight defensemen and two goaltenders. The complete list is attached.

Chicago launches its 2008-09 regular season when they face off against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Friday at 6 P.M (CT). The Blackhawks open the home portion of their schedule against the Nashville Predators on Mon., Oct. 13 at 7:30 P.M.