The Blackhawks made a few roster moves on Monday, as Alexandre Fortin was sent back to the Quebec Major/Junior Hockey League and Andrew Desjardins was placed on injured reserve. Additionally, the team sent goaltender Ivan Nalimov back to the Kontinental Hockey League.
Fortin wowed the Blackhawks out of training camp. While coach Joel Quenneville entertained the thought of Fortin sticking with the team, this was always the most likely scenario.
Desjardins was injured late in the Blackhawks’ 2-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night.
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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.