The Blackhawks have released forward Tomas Kopecky and defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky. Both veterans were with the club on a tryout basis.
Kopecky, 33, had two goals and six assists in 64 games last season for the Florida Panthers.
Visnovsky, 39, played 53 games for the Islanders, scoring five times with 15 assists.
With injuries to Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg in Boston, many are now wondering if the Bruins might consider adding Visnovsky at a low cap hit.
Chicago still has cuts to make. The roster now includes 20 forwards, 11 d-men and three goalies.
Kyle Cumiskey remains with the ‘Hawks on a tryout basis.
The ‘Hawks recently signed Michal Rozsival to a one-year contract.