CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks have assigned forward Vinnie Hinostroza to Rockford of the American Hockey League.
Hinostroza, who was selected by Chicago in the sixth round of the 2012 draft, had six goals and eight assists in 49 games with the Blackhawks last season. He made his NHL debut in 2015.
Chicago also placed defenseman Michal Rozsival on long-term injured reserve on Monday.
The Blackhawks open the season on Thursday night against Pittsburgh.