Ex-Blackhawks get rings in Atlanta

Updated: October 23, 2010, 5:18 PM ET
By Jesse Rogers | ESPNChicago.com

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Courtesy of JostensSeveral key members of the Blackhawks' championship team received their rings Friday in Atlanta.
Chicago Blackhawks vice president Al MacIsaac was in Atlanta on Friday to present several former Hawks players and an assistant coach their Stanley Cup rings.

Because of salary cap constraints, Chicago had to make several trades, and two of those deals were with the Atlanta Thrashers.

Dustin Byfuglien, Ben Eager, Andrew Ladd and Brent Sopel were the players who received their rings, and assistant coach John Torchetti also was presented with one.

The Hawks face the Thrashers on Nov. 6 in Atlanta.

Jesse Rogers covers the Blackhawks for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000.

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