Yesterday afternoon, the Chicago Blackhawks placed goaltenders Malcolm Subban and Collin Delia on waivers, which suggests we needed to wait till immediately to be taught if the 2 backup goalies have been going to make it via waivers or be claimed by one other NHL group. Luckily, neither participant was taken. And each goaltenders now head to the Rockford IceHogs within the AHL.
Collin Delia and Malcolm Subban cleared waivers. #Blackhawks
— Charlie Roumeliotis (@CRoumeliotis) October 11, 2021
Subban has extra NHL video games underneath his belt than Delia, with 82 appearances throughout his six-year profession. Whereas he’s a former first-round choose, Subban hasn’t had the NHL success that the Bruins (or any of his different groups, for that matter), would have anticipated from him. He has a profession .899 save-percentage with a 3.02 GAA, and posted a .900 save-percentage, 3.20 GAA, and a 6-8-1 file in 16 video games with the Blackhawks final season.
Delia was as soon as being checked out as the following goalie in Chicago doubtlessly slated to take over the online from Corey Crawford as soon as his time with the Blackhawks got here to an finish. He was anticipated to be the backup to Crawford for the 2019-20 season after making 16 appearances with Chicago in the course of the 2018-19 season, posting a .908 save-percentage, a 3.61 GAA, and a 6-4-3 file on one of many worst defensive groups Chicago has seen in a very long time.
However then, the Blackhawks signed Robin Lehner and Delia spent the complete 2019-20 season with the IceHogs. With the emergence of Kevin Lankinen final season, Delia was held to simply six appearances with the Blackhawks, going 1-3-1 with a .902 save-percentage, and a 3.59 GAA. Though he held a .924 save-percentage over his last 4 appearances of the season in Might, after having simply two begins in January.
Colliton: “We’re glad we nonetheless have them as a result of each of them, to me, have confirmed they’ll play. However we’ll see what occurs.”
— Ben Pope (@BenPopeCST) October 11, 2021
With Subban and Delia heading to Rockford, the IceHogs at the moment are dealing with a little bit of a log-jam in web. The Blackhawks introduced in Swedish goaltender Arvid Söderblom this season and he began each preseason video games for the IceHogs this previous week. He was anticipated to get loads of motion in web on the AHL degree this season. The IceHogs even have Cale Morris on their roster on an AHL contract. After a standout NCAA profession, Morris made his skilled debut final season with the IceHogs, making seven appearances with a .923 save-percentage, a 2.52 GAA, and a 2-3-0 file.
Including Subban and Delia, two gamers who might play within the NHL in the event that they have been on one other group, the IceHogs must determine learn how to divide begins to tie Morris and Söderblom ample ice-time and progress their growth, whereas the Blackhawks would seemingly need Subban and Delia to play effectively within the AHL to make them attractive potential commerce items for future offers, or play effectively sufficient to possibly get referred to as as much as the NHL. We’ll see the way it performs out this season, however the excellent news for the Chicago farm system is that the IceHogs ought to be a really tough group to cope with within the AHL this season.
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