The Chicago Blackhawks made their first round of training-camp cuts on Tuesday, reducing their roster to 47 prior to their preseason-opener against the Detroit Red Wings.
Forward David Gilbert was assigned to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League. Defensemen Dillon Fournier (Rouyn-Noranda/QMJHL) and Travis Brown (Moose Jaw/WHL) and goaltender Brandon Whitney (Victoriaville/QMJHL) were assigned to their respective junior teams.
The Blackhawks also released forwards Wade Brookbank and Pat Mullane as well as defensemen Joe Gleason, Jared Nightingale and Bobby Shea from training camp.
The team’s active roster is now down to 28 forwards, 14 defensemen and five goaltenders.