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Blackhawks reduce roster to 24 players

Saturday, 09.28.2013 / 11:52 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / Training Camp 2013 blog

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Blackhawks reduce roster to 24 players

The Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday assigned forwards Jeremy Morin and Brandon Pirri, along with goaltender Antti Raanta, to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.

Chicago's active roster includes 13 forwards, nine defensemen and two goaltenders. The Blackhawks, who went 4-0-2 during the preseason, open the regular season Tuesday night against the Washington Capitals at the United Center (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN).

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