Rumor Roundup: Bickell’s future uncertain, Weiss waiting on offer

By Lyle Richardson

The Blackhawks put Bryan Bickell on waivers last week, and even though there were no takers for the veteran left winger it doesn’t mean Bickell will remain a Blackhawk. Meanwhile, veteran Stephen Weiss reportedly rejected tryout offers in hopes of landing a full-time deal and Jarred Tinordi could be a trade chip for the Canadiens. More

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