Peter Regin or Joakim Nordstrom will likely get the call-up to Chicago.
Chicago opens the regular season at Dallas next Thursday.
As veterans price themselves out of the pictures, some youngsters will have to step up for the Hawks.
The Blackhawks have signed forward Ryan Hartman, their first-round selection in the 2013 NHL Draft, to a three-year deal.
The Chicago Blackhawks selected West Dundee native Ryan Hartman in the first round (30th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.