The stall nearest the door in the Blackhawks' dressing room at their practice facility belonged to Nick Leddy the last couple of years.
On Sunday, Leddy's nameplate had been replaced by rookie Trevor van Riemsdyk's as the team moved on without a key member of the defense following Saturday's trade with the Islanders.
The question now is who will take Leddy's spot in the lineup when the Hawks start the season Thursday night in Dallas?
"There are some opportunities there," coach Joel Quenneville said following Sunday's practice at Johnny's IceHouse West. "The last few years we had seven or eight 'D' and we always had to sit out one guy with some...