Blackhawks Rumors & News

  • Corey Crawford in goalie controversy with Scott Darling?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Chicago Blackhawks came from behind to win Game 1 of their playoff series against the Nashville Predators on Wednesday night, thanks in large part to some stellar goalkeeping from Scott Darling. Darling entered the game to start the second period after Corey Crawford played horribly in the..." April 16

  • Goalie switch sparks Blackhawks to double-OT win in Game 1

    CSN Chicago "Sometimes the goaltender is changed because he isn’t playing very well. Other times, it’s because the team playing in front of the goaltender needs to wake up. Whether or not coach Joel Quenneville made the switch for the first reason we don’t know quite yet. But it definitely got the..." April 16

  • Corey Crawford will get Game 2 start for Blackhawks

    CBSSports.com "The Chicago Blackhawks are going back to Corey Crawford. Coach Joel Quenneville announced on Thursday afternoon that he is going back to his starting goalie for Game 2 of their Western Conference playoff series against the Nashville Predators after pulling him 20 minutes into their Game 1..." April 16

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    Antoine Vermette will be a scratch for #Blackhawks in Game 1.

  • Blackhawks expect Patrick Kane to make early return for playoffs

    ESPN Chicago "Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane, who suffered a fractured left clavicle nearly seven weeks ago, is expected to play against the Nashville Predators in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, coach Joel Quenneville said Monday. Kane, who participated in his first full-contact team practice..." April 14

  • Return of Kane for start of playoffs makes Blackhawks a Cup favourite

    Brandon Sun "Andrew Shaw and his Chicago Blackhawks were determined to do everything they could to keep playing long enough for Patrick Kane to return from a broken clavicle. Mission accomplished. Kane was cleared for full contact Monday and is expected to play in Game 1 of Chicago's first-round series..." April 14

  • Blackhawks' Patrick Kane cleared for contact; status for Game 1 uncertain

    Chicago Tribune "Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane was cleared for contact Monday, marking the first time since his return to the ice during shoulder-injury rehab that he practiced without wearing a non-contact sweater. Kane said afterward that he didn't "really know yet" if he will play in Game 1 of the Hawks'..." April 13

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    #Blackhawks have recalled defenseman Kyle Cumiskey and goaltender Antti Raanta from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.

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    Pat Boyle @CSNBoyle

    With Kane's work on ice while Hawks were gone, I'm expecting 88 to be cleared 4 full contact practice tomorrow..Probable for GM 1 vs Nash

  • Avs Go Down Fighting, Beat Blackhawks 3-2 in Finale

    Mile High Hockey "Before we get into the meat of this season finale I want to extend a thank you to everyone who clicks, reads, comments, and contributes to Mile High Hockey. You guys make this a very special place and regardless of the result on ice you make MHH a great place to be all season. We'll do our best..." April 12

  • Patrick Kane improving as Blackhawks near Stanley Cup playoffs

    Sporting News "Starting the Stanley Cup playoffs on the road? No problem, according to the Chicago Blackhawks. One reason? They might get Patrick Kane back into the lineup, if his broken collarbone allows. Kane is skating but has yet to test his injury in contact. Here's the bigger reason the 'Hawks aren't..." April 11

  • Blues hold off Hawks, clinch Central

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues were in their locker room for mere seconds Thursday night after their 2-1 win over Chicago when the night’s other game that mattered to them wrapped up in Nashville. Minnesota, which rested its top three scorers and starting goaltender against Nashville, had rallied for a 4-2 win over..." April 10

  • Blackhawks' Andrew Shaw fined $2,000 for diving

    USA Today "Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw was the latest player caught embellishing a penalty. The league fined him $2,000 after he was caught a second time. He had been warned after a Nov. 11 game and on March 30, he drew a penalty against Los Angeles Kings forward Mike Richards by falling on..." April 10

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    Mark Lazerus @MarkLazerus

    Q hesitated to say "full contact" and said Kane's medical clearance hasn't changed, but things are "ratcheting up" as he skates back home.

  • Wild clinches playoff spot by holding off Blackhawks

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Zach Parise had just finished a phone interview with a national radio host, slumped into a stall and got a jubilant fist bump from Craig Leipold. The Wild leading scorer smiled and said, “You called it.” Did the Wild owner really call Tuesday’s playoff-clinching, 2-1 victory over the..." April 08

  • New Russian bill could ban Ovechkin, others from Olympics

    Sportsnet.ca "Proposed legislation in Russia could prevent a number of hockey superstars from ever competing at the Olympics again. According to the Associated Press, “Russian parliament will consider barring athletes from competing in more than two Olympics.” The bill, which was put forward by lawmaker..." April 07

  • Brad Richards to miss final three games; Kyle Baun to debut Tuesday

    ESPN Chicago "Blackhawks forward Brad Richards will miss the final three regular-season games due to an upper-body injury but is expected to return for the playoffs, coach Joel Quenneville said Tuesday. Quenneville didn't reveal when or how Richards suffered the injury. Richards played 15:21 of ice time in..." April 07

  • Kane could return for the first round of the playoffs

    Pro Hockey Talk "Patrick Kane will miss his 19th game tonight when Chicago plays host to the Minnesota Wild, but a return to the lineup could be close. Kane, who has been out of the Blackhawks lineup since Feb. 24 due to a fractured left clavicle, has been practicing and could return for the first round of the..." April 07

  • 'Note ends Chicago blues, takes Central lead

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues lost a tooth and a defenseman Sunday night in Chicago, but had plenty of bite in an impressive 2-1 win over the Blackhawks at the United Center. Forwards David Backes and Olli Jokinen had second-period goals and goaltender Jake Allen made a case for more starting assignments with 38..." April 06

  • Blackhawks' Andrew Shaw will not be suspended for charging

    CBSSports.com "For the second time in less than a month Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw has avoided supplemental discipline from the NHL for a questionable play on the ice. During their loss to the St. Louis Blues on Sunday night, Shaw was given a two-minute minor for charging Barret Jackman behind the..." April 06

  • Actual Crack Smoker Rob Ford Elected To Hockey Hall Of Fame Board

    Deadspin.com "Toronto’s former crack-smokin’, councilwoman-knockin’ mayor Rob Ford has been appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame’s board of directors, according to the Canadian Press. Ford, who smoked crack while he was mayor, was elected to the board on March 25. A museum spokesman said Ford won’t be on the..." April 05

  • Blackhawks' van Riemsdyk to have wrist surgery

    NHL.com "The following statement was issued today by Chicago Blackhawks Head Team Physician Dr. Michael Terry: “Trevor van Riemsdyk suffered a right wrist injury in a recent game. He will undergo surgery on Tuesday, April 7. We anticipate a full recovery and a return to full hockey activities in..." April 04

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    Joel Quenneville on Patrick Kane: "He's progressing." Still no timetable for when winger will be cleared for contact. #Blackhawks

  • Blackhawks clinch playoff berth with win over Canucks

    CSN Chicago "Another year, another playoff berth clinched. It’s become a habit for these Blackhawks, who secured a playoff berth for the seventh consecutive season on Thursday night. But just as important as gaining that postseason spot is how the Blackhawks are playing right now – and that’s pretty darn..." April 03

  • Patrick Kane is practicing today

    Pro Hockey Talk "Um, wasn’t Patrick Kane supposed to miss 12 weeks with his fractured clavicle? We only ask, because it’s five weeks into his recovery and the Blackhawks star is practicing right now. Kane can’t return during the regular season due to salary-cap constraints, but he’s fairly clearly ahead of..." April 01

  • Backup goalie Scott Darling gives Blackhawks a lift in victory over Kings

    Chicago Sun-Times "Even in the second game of back-to-back, it looked like a moment for Corey Crawford on Monday night — the Blackhawks fighting for playoff position and facing the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings in desperation mode. But Scott Darling got the call and was up to the task. Backed by a strong..." March 31

  • 'Could be good news' soon for Blackhawks' Patrick Kane

    Chicago Sun-Times "Joel Quenneville wasn’t ready to change Patrick Kane’s official timetable just yet. But he might be soon. “There’s been some excellent progress,” Quenneville said before Monday’s game against the Los Angeles Kings. “It could be good news. We’ll see.” Kane has been skating regularly for..." March 31

  • Jonathan Toews' last-minute goal caps massive Blackhawks win

    Chicago Sun-Times "On the adversity scale, slipping into a wild-card spot by one point with two games in hand doesn’t quite measure up to dropping the first two games of a playoff series to St. Louis in 2014, or falling behind 3-1 to Detroit in 2013, or losing nine straight in 2012, or fighting tooth and nail just..." March 30

  • Vincent Hinostroza living the dream

    CSN Chicago "Vincent Hinostroza realized the first part of his dream on June 23, 2012, when the hometown Blackhawks drafted him. Part two of that dream came on Saturday. Hinostroza, a native of nearby Bartlett, signed a three-year deal with the Blackhawks last weekend. It was a reason to smile for..." March 29

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    Tracey Myers @TramyersCSN

    Toews: "we just gave away too many Grade-A scoring chances. We're doing that to our goaltenders way too often lately." #Blackhawks

  • Blackhawks' Kane progressing

    Covers.com "Doctors are making the final call, but Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville likes what he sees from a recovering Patrick Kane. Kane, sidelined since Feb. 25, was expected to be sidelined 12 weeks with a broken collarbone. Quenneville said Friday he is still hopeful Kane can come back..." March 28

  • Blackhawks agree to deals with Kyle Baun, Michael Paliotta

    CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks secured two collegiate players on Thursday, signing forward Kyle Baun and defenseman Michael Paliotta to respective two-year deals. Baun will report to the Blackhawks. He is not eligible to play in the postseason. The 22-year-old Baun just played his third season at Colgate. He..." March 27

  • Flyers continue strange trend by cruising past Blackhawks

    CSN Philly "Strange season it’s been for the Flyers as the clock winds down to zero with seven games left now after Wednesday’s 4-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks. Another Stanley Cup favorite loses. Another team better than the Flyers is reduced to mere mortals here at Wells Fargo Center. Let the..." March 26

  • NHL loses bid to dismiss retired players' concussion lawsuit

    Sporting News "A federal judge in Minnesota has rejected the NHL's motion to dismiss a concussion lawsuit brought on by retired players, the New York Times reported . The plaintiffs accused the league of failing to inform them of health risks caused by concussions as a result of repeated head trauma and are..." March 26

  • Players in NHL concussion case want Bettman deposed by July 1

    TSN.ca "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman should be forced to be deposed about matters relating to the NHL concussions lawsuit within the next three months, lawyers for a group of former players wrote in a legal filing. Lawyers for the former players wrote to the NHL on February 23 asking to set up a time..." March 26

  • Judge denies NHL's motion to dismiss concussion lawsuit

    CBSSports.com "The NHL's bid to have a lawsuit brought against the league by former players regarding concussions dismissed took a hit Wednesday. A judge in U.S. district court in Minnesota has denied the NHL's motion to dismiss litigation brought against the league by former players regarding concussions...." March 25

  • Corey Crawford's preparation paying off

    CSN Chicago "Corey Crawford doesn’t divulge much when you ask why he’s been playing well. He won’t go into great detail. He just says he tries to be ready. “I’m just going out there and playing hard and making sure that I feel the same way for every game at the start of every game,” Crawford said...." March 25

  • Corey Crawford steals a victory for Blackhawks in Carolina

    Chicago Sun-Times "So the Blackhawks gave up 19 shots in the second period alone. So they spent the last 40 minutes on their heels, unable to hold their own blue line and unable to gain the other one. So they relied heavily on Corey Crawford to bail them out. So what? “I really liked those two points,” a..." March 24

  • Stars, Kari Lehtonen Shut Out Blackhawks 4-0

    Defending Big D "A 2014-2015 of misery at the American Airlines Center is seeing a little bit of justice done in the season's waning days. The Dallas Stars defeated the Chicago Blackhawks and their throng of recently faithful Saturday night by the commanding score of 4-0. This on the heels of doing the same to..." March 22

  • Darling records shutout as Hawks edge Rangers

    Second City Hockey "Ten days ago, the Chicago Blackhawks and New York Rangers played to a 0-0 regulation score, with the only goal coming off the stick of Mats Zuccarello in the overtime period. Thursday night's tilt at Madison Square Garden featured no shortage of parallels to that game. After their top line ran..." March 19

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    The issue with Shaw is the replays aren't great...ref on-ice called it game misconduct, not match. That report is the foundation.

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    No further supplemental discipline for Andrew Shaw (CHI). Headbutt last night.

  • Toews, Hossa score twice each as Blackhawks down Islanders

    CSN Chicago "Jonathan Toews talked Tuesday morning of the Blackhawks building off momentum gained from their latest road trip. “When you show up and give that effort, the little things, the details, take care of themselves,” he said. Then the Blackhawks captain went out and led by example. Toews had a..." March 18

  • Report: NHL to have 3-on-3 OT hockey, pending approval

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL is looking to decide the outcomes of more games before they reach a shootout and they believe moving to 3-on-3 hockey in overtime is the way to do it. The AHL recently incorporated 3-on-3 play in overtime and they’ve seen a drastic drop in games decided by the skills competition...." March 18

  • Kimmo Timonen a 'work in progress' for Blackhawks

    Chicago Sun-Times "There wasn’t one particular “welcome back” moment for Kimmo Timonen — a time when a forward blew by him, or when his legs couldn’t keep up with his thought process, or when his timing failed him at an inopportune moment. There were lots of them. “All four games I’ve played so far,” Timonen..." March 15

  • Joakim Nordstrom suspended 2 games for boarding Oliver Ekman-Larsson

    Yahoo! Sports "As reported earlier, Chicago's Joakim Nordstrom was to be given his day in court for his hit on Arizona's Oliver Ekman-Larsson. The Department of Player Safety handed down their ruling, and it's two game ban for Nordstrom. Mr. Burke, if you'd please do the honors... Pretty cut and dry...." March 14

  • Power play comes alive in Blackhawks win vs. Coyotes

    CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks’ power play has been much maligned lately, and for good reason. There were times when even entries or getting set up on it was becoming difficult. But on Thursday night, the power play wasn’t the typical thorn in the Blackhawks’ side. Instead, it was the game-decider. Andrew..." March 13

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    #Blackhawks' Joakim Nordstrom will have a hearing today for boarding Arizona defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson.

  • NHL GMs might curb shootouts

    CSN New England "This will hardly come as a shock to anybody that remembers just last week when Claude Julien famously said “they suck” when asked about NHL shootouts, but the Bruins coach is in favor of getting rid of them altogether. Darren Dreger said on NBCSN Wednesday night that the NHL general managers..." March 12

  • Vermette settling into new life with Blackhawks

    CSN Chicago "Antoine Vermette didn’t have much time to say goodbye to his Arizona Coyotes teammates when he was traded. Well, he had a few hours, anyway — he found out he was traded to the Blackhawks as the Coyotes’ charter was heading back to Arizona from Boston on the night of Feb. 28. Since then it’s..." March 12

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