Per Scott Powers of The Athletic, the Chicago Blackhawks have placed forward Brandon Pirri on waivers.
Pirri, originally selected 59th overall by the Blackhawks in the 2009 NHL Draft, has not seen much ice time in the early going of his second stint with the team. After initially parting ways with Pirri during the 2013-14 season, the Blackhawks reacquired him over the offseason in a trade with the Golden Knights that sent Dylan Sikura to Vegas.
Some expected Pirri to provide a bit of bottom-six scoring for a rebuilding Blackhawks team, but he has only appeared in one of four contests the Blackhawks have played this season. Pirri tallied two shots and a -2 rating in the season opener against the Tampa Bay Lightning before Philipp Kurashev replaced him in the lineup.
The decision to place Pirri on waivers likely resulted from Carl Soderberg, who missed training camp and the team’s first road trip, joining the team after sorting out his visa issues. If no team claims Pirri over the next 24 hours, the Blackhawks can assign him to the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL.