The Blackhawks assigned Davidson to AHL Rockford on Sunday. Davidson cleared waivers earlier this month, so the Blackhawks are free to move him down a rank without risk of losing the 27-year-old blueliner. With Friday's trade acquisition of Slater Koekkoek from the Lightning, the Blackhawks already have seven healthy defensmen and are looking to activate Gustav Forsling (upper body) from injured reserve in the near future, so Davidson will benefit from more consistent minutes in the minors.
The Blackhawks placed Davidson (leg) on waivers Wednesday, Scott Powers of The Athletic reports. The Blackhawks have a surprising amount of depth at defense, so now that he's healthy, there's no need for them to keep Davidson around as a fringe bottom-pairing player. If he goes unclaimed, the 27-year-old will be assigned to AHL Rockford.
Davidson underwent leg surgery Tuesday and will be out 6-to-8 weeks, Tracey Myers of NHL.com reports. Dr. Michael Terry deemed Davidson's surgery a success, and the timeline will have him returning Jan. 9 at the earliest. It shouldn't affect the fantasy realm as he notched just seven points in 51 games last year.
The Blackhawks placed Davidson (leg) on injured reserve retroactive to Nov. 13 on Friday. Chicago has yet to release any details regarding a potential timeline for Davidson's return, but he'll miss the team's next two games at a minimum now that he's been moved to IR. The 27-year-old blueliner's absence will test the Blackhawks' depth at defense, but it shouldn't affect many fantasy lineups, as his lack of offensive upside and unpredictable role keep him from being a viable option in all but the deepest of formats.
Davidson (leg) won't be in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blues. Davidson has only tallied one assist while posting a minus-4 rating in seven appearances this season, so his absence shouldn't impact any fantasy lineups. With Davidson unavailable, look for Gustav Forsling or Brandon Manning to draw into the lineup against St. Louis.
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