Blackhawks cut camp tryouts Visnovsky, Kopecky
SEP 28, 12:49p ET | FOX Sports
Rotowire: Sep 28 / 3:02p ET
News: Kopecky was released from his professional tryout contract with the Blackhawks on Monday.
Impact: The Blackhawks are pretty deep at forward, so it isn't a shocker that Kopecky was unable to secure a spot on the team's 23-man roster. It isn't clear whether or not the 33-year-old winger will draw any interest from teams looking to add bottom-six depth to their forward group. Kopecky registered eight points (two goals, six assists) in 64 games with the Panthers last season.
Rotowire: Sep 16 / 8:25a ET
News: Kopecky signed a professional tryout contract with the Blackhawks on Wednesday and will attend their training camp, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.
Impact: Kopecky saw his playing time wane as last season wore on and didn't score a point between Jan. 11 and April 2, but still may have some gas left in the tank. He finished the season with 64 appearances for the Panthers, producing two goals and six assists. He'll get a shot to crack the Blackhawks' roster after they were forced to overhaul their team in the offseason due to a cap crunch.