The Chicago Blackhawks have assigned forwards Kyle Beach
, Igor Makarov, Brandon Pirri
and Ben Smith
, and defenseman Brian Connelly to the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs.
Chicago’s training camp roster now stands at 26 active players, which includes 14 forwards, 9 defensemen and three goaltenders.
The Blackhawks play their second home game of the 2010 preseason on Friday night at 7:00 P.M. (CT) when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins at the United Center.