Brandon Mashinter entered the Chicago Blackhawks' training camp with an opportunity in hand.
The Chicago Blackhawks seem to be in the habit of bringing back former players lately, be it for good or on training-camp invitations.
The Blackhawks had three physical/enforcer-type players at camp coming out of Sunday’s preseason game. By Monday morning, they were down to one.
And then, there were 28.
The Blackhawks made another round of training camp cuts on Monday, sending six players to the Rockford IceHogs.
When Brandon Mashinter's phone rang over the offseason, he got some news he wasn't expecting.