Chicago Blackhawks: Pierre-Cedric Labrie

Blackhawks assign Bass, Labrie to AHL

September, 30, 2014
Powers By Scott Powers
The Chicago Blackhawks assigned forwards Cody Bass and Pierre-Cedric Labrie to the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL after they cleared waivers on Tuesday.

The Blackhawks are down to 28 active players, including 16 forwards, nine defensemen and three goaltenders.

The Blackhawks must still get under the salary cap before the regular season begins. They need to reduce about $1.3 million to 2.2 million to be cap compliant.

The Blackhawks have two preseason games remaining.

Remaining players' chances with Hawks

September, 27, 2014
Powers By Scott Powers
The Chicago Blackhawks cut their NHL roster to 36 players after their preseason game Friday. The Blackhawks still have to get under the salary cap. Assuming they clear enough room to add a couple more players, here’s a look at who is remaining on the their roster outside of the players who have already locked up spots and their chances of making the team:


Teuvo Teravainen: The slight knock Teravainen took from Cam Barker on the final day of training camp at Notre Dame was a setback to his chances of making the NHL roster out of the preseason. Teravainen sat out the first three preseason games due to the injury and will play in his first game Sunday. He could still make an impact, but he would have had a better shot if he could have impressed in practices and games over the last week. As one source recently said, “He can play in the NHL now. He’s always elevated his game when playing with better players.” But based on the roster, Teravainen is probably going to start the season with the Rockford IceHogs. If he doesn’t have a permanent spot with the Blackhawks, he’s better off playing in every game in the AHL.

Brandon Mashinter: Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville wants a physical presence to replace Brandon Bollig in the lineup. Mashinter is one of three players competing for that spot. Mashinter is the one mentioned most among the three as of now. He’s played in one preseason game so far and had 13 shifts, 7:37 of ice time, three hits and one shot on goal. Mashinter would have go to through waivers if assigned to Rockford.

Cody Bass: Bass is in the same boat as Mashinter. Bass has played in two preseason games. He’s averaged 13.5 shifts and 8:27 of ice time. He is a plus-1, has four hits and three penalties, which included two fights. He has to go through waivers if assigned to the AHL.

Pierre-Cedric Labrie: Labrie is in competition with Bass and Mashinter. Labrie has played two games and averaged 15 shift and 11:13 of ice time. He has three shots on goal, five hits and two penalties, including one for fighting. He also requires to go through waivers if assigned to the AHL.

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Quenneville searching for Bollig replacement

September, 23, 2014
Powers By Scott Powers
CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville feels strongly about having at least one player on his roster who has enough strength and aggressiveness to be a physical presence and enough skill to be a reliable forward on the fourth line.

Quenneville’s guy for that role last season was Brandon Bollig. Bollig played in all 82 regular-season games before his ice time was cut in the playoffs.

With Bollig traded to the Calgary Flames in the offseason to free cap space, Quenneville is now searching for a replacement. Cody Bass, Brandon Mashinter and Pierre-Cedric Labrie are the likely candidates.

Bass and Mashinter will get their first chance to showcase their abilities against opponents Tuesday when the Blackhawks play their first preseason game against the Detroit Red Wings. Bass and Mashinter will be alongside center Phillip Danault on the fourth line. Labrie is expected to play in a future preseason game.

All three players have some NHL experience. Bass, 27, has played in 49 NHL games for the Ottawa Senators and Columbus Blue Jackets. Mashinter, 26, has played 23 NHL games for the San Jose Sharks and New York Rangers. Labrie, 28, has played 46 NHL games for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Bass and Mashinter, whose lockers were placed next to each other in the team’s dressing room Tuesday, understood they were competing for the same roster spot, but viewed it as a friendly competition.

“At the same time, we’re teammates,” Bass said after the team’s morning skate at the United Center on Tuesday. “This is a close group of guys in this locker room. That’s something I learned this past weekend. I think Mashy and I have kind of the same mindset going into tonight. Being the same mind, we’re going to feed off each other. Hopefully, we can push the pace, and Danault in the middle, who is a young kid, is trying to prove something too. Tonight is going to be good. I think for us we have to keep it clean, keep it safe and be physical.”

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Hawks add three AHL players

July, 1, 2014
Powers By Scott Powers
The Chicago Blackhawks signed goaltender Scott Darling and forwards Cody Bass and Pierre-Cedric Labrie to one-year contracts on Tuesday.

All three players are expected to play for the Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, and add to the organization’s depth.

The 25-year-old Darling, who is from Lemont, Ill., was 13-6-2 with a 2.00 goals-against average and a .933 save percentage for the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL last season. He ranked second in the league with six shutouts. He was originally selected by the Arizona Coyotes in the sixth round of the 2007 draft.

Bass, 27, had eight goals and 10 assists in 58 games for the Springfield Falcons of the AHL last season. He played in one game for the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was originally selected by the Ottawa Senators in the fourth round in the 2005 draft.

Labrie, 27, had two goals and four assists in 38 games with the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL last season. He also played 13 games for the Tampa Bay Lightning.



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GoalsP. Kane 27
AssistsP. Kane 37
+/-J. Toews 23
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