Blackhawks assign Bass, Labrie to AHL

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.