General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the Blackhawks have claimed defenseman Karel Pilar off waiver from the Atlanta Thrashers.
Pilar, 29, stands at 6’ 2” and weighs in at 206 pounds. Last season with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League, Pilar appeared in 10 games collecting two goals and five assist for seven points and six penalty minutes.
Pilar has appeared in 90 career NHL games for the Toronto Maple Leafs recording six goals and 24 assists for 30 points and 42 penalty minutes. He has also appeared in 12 NHL playoff games notching one goals and four assists and 12 penalty minutes.
Pilar was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in te 2nd round, 39th overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.