Peter Regin didn’t know his fate with the Chicago Blackhawks when the team packed up for the summer earlier this month. His agent said things should become clearer over the next week or so.
There have been no contractual discussions yet between the Blackhawks and Regin, the center’s agent, Craig Oster, said via email on Thursday. But Oster said he’ll have a better idea at the time of the NHL draft where his client stands with the Blackhawks.
This year’s draft is June 27-28 in Philadelphia.
Regin was acquired from the New York Islanders in early February, two days before the Olympic break. He played 17 regular-season games, recording two goals and two assists. He played five postseason games, entering the playoffs late in the Blackhawks’ second-round series against the Minnesota Wild after Andrew Shaw was hurt in Game 1 of the series. When Shaw returned, however, Regin was out again.
The 28-year-old Regin said earlier this month he’d love to return to the Blackhawks.
“It was really fun to be a part of such a good team and a winning team,” he said. “The whole atmosphere around this organization, how the players treat everything, they expect to win every night, they expect to win the (Stanley) Cup every year. To be a part of that was really cool.”
Regin admitted being out of the lineup was tough at the end.
“Obviously I would have liked to play more at times, like every player you want to play as much as you can. At times, you probably feel that you should play more,” he said. “But that’s the way it is, there are a lot of guys that want to play and somebody has to sit out.”