While it may not have been all that surprising, Monday's announcement that the remainder of the AHL season was canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 public healthy crisis still hit hard to those involved.
"Disappointing," Derek King, coach of the Rockford IceHogs - the Blackhawks' AHL affiliate - said via a conference call Tuesday. ""I like where we were at coming (down) the stretch. We still had our head above water (and) the playoff spot was in our reach. Overall, I was happy with the way our guys performed."