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Sport Blackhawks place Jeff Glass on waivers

00:38  15 february  2018
00:38  15 february  2018 Source:   sbnation.com

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The Chicago Blackhawks placed goaltender Jeff Glass on waivers Wednesday, per Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. The move suggests that the team plans to add some other goaltender to the active roster in order to replace him.

The Blackhawks placed goaltender Jeff Glass on waivers Wednesday, and are expected to make a corresponding move Thursday morning. But what could that be? There are really only two options.

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The Chicago Blackhawks placed goaltender Jeff Glass on waivers Wednesday, per Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. The move suggests that the team plans to add some other goaltender to the active roster in order to replace him.

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What’s unclear now is who that goaltender will be. Does this move indicate that Corey Crawford is actually ready to return far earlier than expected? Or, more likely, is the team ready to give Jean-Francois Berube a shot given the way Glass ha struggled in recent games?

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The Chicago Blackhawks placed goaltender Jeff Glass on waivers Friday, according to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun. The move comes after Glass , the current starting goalie for the Rockford IceHogs in the AHL, signed a two-year NHL contract with the Blackhawks on Thursday.

Blackhawks ' Jeff Glass : Waived by Chicago. by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com. (2/14/18) The Blackhawks placed Glass on waivers Wednesday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

Given the limited practice that Crawford has participated in since returning from his injury, it seems hard to believe he’s already prepared for game action. Berube also recently returned from an injury to make 54 saves on 58 shots in a pair of games for Rockford, so all indications are that Berube will be recalled soon.

Other teams will have 24 hours in order to decide whether to make claims on Glass, who has posted a .898 save percentage in 14 appearances with the Blackhawks this season. Most likely, he’ll go unclaimed, at which point the team will reassign to the AHL, where he started this season.

The Glass story was really fun for a little while there given he’s a 32-year-old journeyman who didn’t get to make his NHL debut until this season. Players in the locker room clearly appreciated the tough road he took to Chicago and initially things were going pretty well. But now Glass has been exposed for what he is — it’s not a coincidence he wasn’t in the NHL until this year — and the Hawks are ready to try a new hand.

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The Chicago Blackhawks reassigned forward Kyle Baun and goaltender Jeff Glass to the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs on Saturday. Both players went unclaimed after being placed on waivers Friday. Baun and Glass are no longer waiver -exempt

The Chicago Blackhawks place goaltender Jeff Glass on waivers . Glass had struggled as of late, giving up 10 goals in his last three games. The Blackhawks as a whole have struggled sans Corey Crawford this season.

Berube, Glass, Anton Forsberg, whatever ... it won’t really matter in the end, though. The Blackhawks’ playoff odds are already minuscule and a lifeless offense has provided little goal support in recent games.

If anything, the Blackhawks should spend the next few months going back and forth between Forsberg and Berube to evaluate their prospects as backups for the 2018-19 season. One of them will likely be the No. 2 behind Crawford next fall, so using these next 25 games in a failed season to get a better handle on them would be a smart thing to do.

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