Friday, Feb. 25, 2011Posted: 1:48 p.m.
By Tracey Myers
The Chicago Blackhawks placed defenseman Nick Boynton on waivers, as first tweeted by Pierre LeBrun, on Friday. The 32-year-old Boynton has played in 41 games this season, with a goal and seven assists.
He has been a healthy scratch since Feb. 7.
Boynton did not skate Thursday morning with the Blackhawks prior to their 3-0 victory against the Nashville Predators later that night. Coach Joel Quenneville said Boynton had an upper body injury.
General manager Stan Bowman was not available for comment on Friday.
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Pat Boyle and Steve Konroyd break down the Blackhawks' upcoming schedule in the latest edition of the Blackhawks Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland and NW Indiana Honda dealers.
There are less than two weeks left in the NHL regular season and teams are jockeying for playoff seeding.
The Blackhawks have the best record in the Western Conference with 103 points. The Blackhawks' next two opponents, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Columbus Blue Jackets, also have 103 points. Washington leads the league with 106 points.
Wednesday the Hawks will travel to Pittsburgh. Two days later they host the Blue Jackets.
After that, the Blackhawks take on the Boston Bruins on Sunday. Boston is in line for one of the final playoff spots in the Eastern Conference.
"There's no easy games from here on out." Konroyd said in the video. "Even teams on the outside, looking in are playing for contracts next year."
Watch the video above to see Boyle and Konroyd discuss the upcoming matchups for the Blackhawks.