The Blackhawks announced Monday that they have released forwards Tomas Kopecky and Daniel Paille, and defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky, all of whom were with the team on a professional tryout.
Kopecky, 33, recorded two goals and six assists in 64 regular-season games with the Florida Panthers last season, and signed with the Blackhawks on a tryout basis looking to rejuvenate his career in a place he helped bring a Stanley Cup to in 2010.
Paille, a former Stanley Cup champion himself, was looking to do the same after becoming an unrestricted free agent this summer following six seasons in Boston. The 31-year-old forward had a solid camp, but a tight roster and minimal salary cap space didn't help his case.
Visnovsky, 39, showed that he still has something left in the tank and he appeared to have a legitimate chance at earning a roster spot with Michal Rozsival (ankle) out, but the Blackhawks appear to be set with the defenseman they have now heading into the season.
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The Blackhawks also assigned forward Brandon Mashinter and defenseman Cameron Schilling to the AHL's Rockford IceHogs.
The roster now includes 18 forwards, 10 defenseman and three goaltenders.
UPDATE: One day after the Blackhawks released Paille, the AHL's Rockford IceHogs signed him to a professional tryout.