3 Blackhawks Who Won't Survive the Trade Deadline

The Chicago Blackhawks remain at the bottom of the NHL standings, positioning them as sellers ahead of the deadline. In other words, don't be shocked if these three players aren't in the Windy City after March 8.

Tyler Johnson is one Blackhawk who likely won't be around anymore after the trade deadline.
Tyler Johnson is one Blackhawk who likely won't be around anymore after the trade deadline. / Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Colin Blackwell, C

Like Johnson, Colin Blackwell is another forward who the Blackhawks could move at the deadline.

The 30-year-old veteran hasn't seen a ton of action this year. He's been limited to just 26 games as we approach March, recording three goals with as many assists while averaging 14:34 time on ice. Although his offense hasn't been special, he has been defensively productive, generating 14 takeaways (to 6 giveaways) and 11 blocked shots.

Blackwell won't generate a haul for the Blackhawks, but moving on from him does free up a roster spot and $1.2 million in cap space. Besides, contenders love defensively responsible forwards come the postseason, meaning Chicago should at least be able to get some sort of draft compensation in a deal.

Blackwell has had a solid run over the last two seasons, but everything must eventually come to an end.