On Friday, the Chicago Blackhawks added a familiar face to their training camp roster: Dan Carcillo, the former ‘Hawk and notorious pest recently released from his PTO with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Carcillo, 29, spent two seasons in Chicago from 2011-13, appearing in 51 regular-season and four playoff games, helping (sorry, “helping”) the ‘Hawks win the Stanley Cup in 2013. Now a well-traveled journeyman — the Carcillo show’s had stops in Phoenix, Philly, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York — Carbomb is looking to catch on with an NHL club after a disastrous ending to his time as a Ranger.
Last spring, Carcillo was suspended six games during the Eastern Conference Final for physical contact with a linesman. It was the latest in a long string of disciplinary issues, one that prompted Blueshirts head coach Alain Vigneault to openly wonder about Carcillo’s future.
The Rangers let him walk at the end of the season, and Carcillo went without a new contract before signing the aforementioned PTO with Pittsburgh, only to be cut loose earlier this week.