Chicago releases Jan Hejda from tryout

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Saturday featured quite a few instances in which teams cut their training camp rosters down to size, and the Chicago Blackhawks were no exception.

The standout name was Jan Hejda, who was released from professional tryout contract. Forward¬†Tanner Kero also couldn’t make the grade, yet he’ll just go the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs.

Hejda, 37, enjoyed a better outlook when he initially received that PTO back on Sept. 12.

Since then, Chicago bolstered its lineup with full contracts (re-signing Michal Rozsival) and added a PTO defenseman with arguably more in the tank in Lubomir Visnovsky.

At his advanced age, it’s anyone’s guess if Hejda lands with another NHL team or if he’ll need to settle for a job in the AHL or overseas.

If nothing else, the thick resume he brought to Chicago helps his chances of finding work somewhere else.

As CSNChicago.com’s Tracey Myers notes, the Blackhawks’ training camp roster is now down to 36 players.

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