Jiri Sekac is changing jerseys for the third time in the last two seasons.
The Arizona Coyotes claimed the 23-year-old forward off waivers from the Blackhawks, who tried to clear as much salary as possible before the trade deadline in an effort to fit forwards Andrew Ladd, Tomas Fleischmann, Dale Weise and defenseman Christian Ehrhoff, all of whom were acquired via trades, on the NHL roster.
Sekac appeared in six games with the Blackhawks, where he recorded just one assist. He was acquired from Anaheim in January in exchange for Ryan Garbutt.
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The Blackhawks also made another minor roster move on Saturday.
Viktor Svedberg was reassigned to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League after their blue line got crowded with the acquisition of Ehrhoff.
The 24-year-old Swedish defenseman has two goals and two assists in 19 games with the Blackhawks this season.
On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Adam Burish and Pat Boyle discuss which Blackhawks could be on the trading block and what players are building blocks for the Hawks future.
Burish also shares a couple memorable trade deadline days and his “near” return to the Blackhawks in 2012. Plus, he makes his bold trade deadline prediction for the Hawks.
Listen to the full Blackhawks Talk Podcast right here:
The Blackhawks have banned the four fans — who were ejected from Saturday's game against the Washington Capitals for their racist remarks towards Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly — from future home games.
On Monday, a Blackhawks spokesperson released this statement:
We have contacted the select individuals involved in the incident on Saturday to notify them that they are no longer welcome at our home games. Racist comments and other inappropriate behavior are not tolerated by the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Blackhawks also wanted to remind fans that they can alert security at the United Center by texting the following to 69050: UCASSIST <SPACE> followed by the seating section, row and a brief description of the issue.