The Chicago Blackhawks and general manager Stan Bowman announced a couple of roster moves on Wednesday.
To start, the team has placed defenseman Connor Murphy on long term injured reserve.
The team also announced that it called up Dennis Gilbert from the AHL.
As CapFriendly explains, the long term injured reserve tag for Murphy was necessary so the Hawks could keep Kirby Dach around.
It's an indication that Dach will stay here for the season as his potential performance bonuses had the team up against the salary cap.
(1/3) We had the Chicago #Blackhawks with $639,417 in projected cap space. However, when Kirby Dach was activated, so were his $2,500,000 in potential performance bonuses. That meant Chicago had 5 players on the roster with performance bonuses potentially totaling $6,707,500.
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