OFFICIAL: Blackhawks complete saddened-move with defensemen Kevin Korchinski

Published December 9, 2023 at 1:50 PM
The Chicago Blackhawks have made an unexpected move by bringing up defenseman Isaak Phillips from the Rockford IceHogs, the team's AHL affiliate. However, there's a twist to this roster adjustment as the Blackhawks have placed defenseman Kevin Korchinski on the non-roster list.

Putting a player on the non-roster list allows the Blackhawks to free up a valuable roster spot. Typically, players are placed on the non-roster for reasons other than injuries, such as attending special events, personal matters, or disabilities, as per NHL guidelines.

In this instance, the 2023 World Junior Camp for Team Canada is set to begin tomorrow. Despite expectations that Korchinski, who is eligible for another season in the World Juniors, would represent his country in the upcoming tournament, that won't be the case. Kevin Korchinski is taking a temporary step away from the NHL to address a family matter.

Head coach Luke Richardson clarified the situation, stating that Korchinski's placement on the non-roster is due to a family matter.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Korchinski during this time.
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OFFICIAL: Blackhawks complete saddened-move with defensemen Kevin Korchinski

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