Friday, Feb. 25, 2011Posted: 1:48 p.m.

By Tracey Myers

The Chicago Blackhawks placed defenseman Nick Boynton on waivers, as first tweeted by Pierre LeBrun, on Friday. The 32-year-old Boynton has played in 41 games this season, with a goal and seven assists.

He has been a healthy scratch since Feb. 7.

Boynton did not skate Thursday morning with the Blackhawks prior to their 3-0 victory against the Nashville Predators later that night. Coach Joel Quenneville said Boynton had an upper body injury.

General manager Stan Bowman was not available for comment on Friday.

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