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Blackhawks’ Forward Brett Connolly Clears Waivers

The Blackhawks now have the option to assign Connolly to the AHL Rockford IceHogs.

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On Tuesday afternoon, the Chicago Blackhawks placed Brett Connolly on waivers. The 24-hour claim period is now up and the veteran forward has cleared.

The Blackhawks acquired Connolly from the Florida Panthers at the trade deadline last season in a deal that also brought Henrik Borgstrom and Riley Stillman to Chicago. The 29-year-old posted two points (one goal, one assist) in 10 games for the Blackhawks last season after the trade.

Brett Connolly’s $3.5 million cap hit over the next two seasons is likely a big reason why teams around the league passed on him. The Blackhawks can now assign him to their AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, and $2.375 million of the $3.5 million cap hit would count toward the salary cap.

BS-Broadcast Journalism - University of Illinois 2016 | Engagement Director for SoxOn35th.com | Editor-in-Chief at OnTapSportsNet.com | Panelist on Four Feathers Podcast and Sox On Tap

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