According to reports surfacing from TSN's Bob McKenzie, the Blackhawks are looking to move forward Brendan Perlini.
Perlini was acquired by the Hawks last year along with Dylan Strome in a deal that sent Nick Schmaltz to Arizona. While playing fairly consistent minutes for the Hawks down the stretch last season, Perlini flashed his offensive upside in a March 11th contest against his former team, recording his first career hat trick in front of the home crowd.
Perlini signed a team-friendly one-year deal in the offseason that carried just an $874,125 cap hit. But with the arrival of first-round draft pick Kirby Dach as well as offseason additions Andrew Shaw, Ryan Carpenter, Alexander Nylander, and Zack Smith, Perlini has been a healthy scratch in all but one game so far in the young 2019-20 season. Likely frustrated with his playing time opportunities, it's no surprise that Perlini would be seeking a move that would allow him some ice time, and it seems the Blackhawks are going to honor his wishes and seek a trade partner.
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