Remember when Teuvo Teravainen was the next big thing for the Chicago Blackhawks? The future isn’t quite now, it seems, as CSNChicago.com’s Tracey Myers reports that he was demoted to the AHL on Thursday.
In exchange, the Blackhawks brought up Ryan Hartman and Kyle Cumiskey, according to Myers.
The 20-year-old really hasn’t made much of an impact, especially lately. He’s currently on a six-game pointless streak and has only managed four points in 15 games.
He’s not really getting much ice time on a loaded Chicago offense, so maybe it really makes sense to send the 18th pick of the 2012 NHL Draft to the AHL where he can regain some confidence and be the BMOC (if you will).
There’s plenty of time for him to convert his robust skills to the NHL game, and there’s always the chance that Chicago may get a boost from him later this season (or perhaps in the playoffs?).
Still, the review seems to be “not yet” so far when it comes to “Teuvo Time.”