Blackhawks Rumors & News

  • Raanta stops all 32 shots in season debut as Blackhawks defeat Flyers

    CSN Chicago "Antti Raanta drove to the United Center with Jonathan Toews on Tuesday afternoon. The backup goaltender told the captain he was nervous about Tuesday night, when he was getting his first start of the season in the wake of Corey Crawford’s upper-body injury. Toews had a message for..." October 22

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    Chicago Blackhawks @NHLBlackhawks

    Per Coach Q, Crawford (upper body) is out for tonight. Status is day-to-day. Raanta gets the start. #CHIvsPHI

  • Toews scores in OT as Blackhawks top Predators

    CSN Chicago "For a while, it was looking like Wednesday night all over again. The Chicago Blackhawks had a ton of shots on Saturday, this time against the Nashville Predators, but not much to show for it. They had a lot of power plays for the second consecutive game — five, after seven on Wednesday — and..." October 19

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    Mark Lazerus @MarkLazerus

    No surprise. Van Riemsdyk in, Rundblad out with Rozsival back. #Blackhawks

  • Hiller thrills with 49 saves, stealing victory for Flames in Chicago

    Calgary Herald "The plan was set before the puck-drop. Karri Ramo on Tuesday against the Nashville Predators. Jonas Hiller vs. the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday. Which, in retrospect, worked out well for the Calgary Flames. Producing a few highlight-reel saves, Ramo backstopped a 3-2 shootout victory..." October 16

  • Blackhawks' Rozsival won't play vs. Flames

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozsival will not play against the Calgary Flames on Wednesday because of an upper-body injury, coach Joel Quenneville said on Tuesday. Rozsival, who has missed the first two games of the regular season, suffered the injury during the preseason. He..." October 14

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    Tracey Myers @TramyersCSN

    Q said Kris Versteeg is getting close to skating again. His original time frame of recovery hasn't changed. #Blackhawks

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Blackhawks Mashinter clears waivers.

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    #Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said it's possible defenseman Michal Rosival will play vs. Flames on Wednesday.

  • Stars shine as Blackhawks throttle Sabres in home opener

    CSN Chicago "The chemistry that clicked between Brandon Saad, Andrew Shaw and Patrick Kane last postseason was undeniable. It just worked, and it worked well. Coach Joel Quenneville didn’t want to give up on the combination, so he put them back together to start the season. Good idea. Saad had three..." October 12

  • Joel Quenneville not worried about ice time with light schedule

    Chicago Sun-Times "One of the numbers that stood out from the Blackhawks’ 3-2 shootout victory Thursday night over the Stars was the ice time logged by their top four defensemen. While Trevor van Riemsdyk (11:43) and David Rundblad (6:25) were bit players, each of the Hawks’ four main blue-liners played at least..." October 11

  • Blackhawks opener sets ratings record on CSN

    Chicago Tribune "The opening night ratings showed Chicago really was pumped up for the start of the Blackhawks season Thursday. The Blackhawks’ 3-2 overtime victory over Dallas did a 5.4 rating on Comcast SportsNet, the highest ever for a season opener on the network. The rating peaked at 8:45 p.m. with more..." October 10

  • Crawford shines in Blackhawks' shootout winner over Stars

    CSN Chicago "The Chicago Blackhawks entered the season opener with altered third and fourth lines and defensive pairs because of injuries or trades. Couple that with too many penalties and a shortened bench due to them, and it can be quite the predicament. It’s at times like that when you need a big..." October 10

  • With Versteeg out, Blackhawks still won't call up Teravainen

    CSN Chicago "Kris Versteeg had high hopes for the 2014-15 season. The forward was coming off a forgettable 2013-14, especially the end which he considered “brutal.” He had a summer to fully train and wanted to show he was back up to speed. Unfortunately, he’ll have to wait longer to see what the season..." October 09

  • NHL's fighters finding themselves unemployed

    USA Today "Unemployed NHL tough guy Krys Barch fondly recalls a few seasons ago when he was considered essential to the Dallas Stars, especially against a fighting team like the Boston Bruins. "We had Sean Avery and we had a bunch of line brawls," he said. "I've probably fought Shawn Thornton 10 or 12..." October 09

  • Top 10 NHL breakout candidates for the 2014-15 season

    Sports-Kings "Every year, there’s a crop of new faces that make their mark on the NHL landscape. In the upcoming season, these 10 players should breakout and put their name on the hockey map. Honorable mentions: LW Sam Bennett, Calgary Flames; C Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers; D Jamie Oleksiak, Dallas..." October 08

  • Blackhawks' Versteeg sidelined three weeks

    Chicago Tribune "Chicago Blackhawks forward Kris Versteeg will miss about three weeks with a lower-body injury, coach Joel Quenneville said Wednesday. Versteeg hobbled off the ice during Tuesday's practice with an injury that Quenneville said would not require surgery. It is a difficult blow to the Hawks'..." October 08

  • Salary cap no longer a question for Blackhawks

    CSN Chicago "The question has been bandied about a lot lately and was asked again on Tuesday, when the Blackhawks’ roster had to be set and their “budget” had to be under that $69 million number. “Are the Blackhawks under the salary cap?” “Yes, we are,” said general manager Stan Bowman. “There’s a lot of..." October 08

  • Blackhawks’ Hjalmarsson-Oduya breakup has benefits

    Chicago Sun-Times "Over the last two seasons, Niklas Hjalmarsson and Johnny Oduya gradually have become the Blackhawks’ top defensive pairing — their shutdown unit, the one that draws the toughest assignments and frees up Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook to face easier matchups and be more offensive-minded. But..." October 08

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    #Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozsival (upper body) doubtful to play in season opener vs. Stars.

  • Islanders acquire defencemen Boychuk, Leddy

    Sportsnet.ca "The New York Islanders strengthened arguably their biggest weakness by acquiring defencemen Nick Leddy and Johnny Boychuk in separate trades Saturday. The Islanders got Leddy from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for ex-Toronto Marlies defenceman T.J. Brennan, defensive prospect Ville Pokka..." October 05

  • Daniel Carcillo rejoins Blackhawks

    ESPN.com "The Chicago Blackhawks signed forward Daniel Carcillo to a one-year contract on Saturday. Carcillo, 29, will be paid $550,000 this season and is on a one-way contract, a source told ESPN's Pierre LeBrun. Carcillo joined the Blackhawks on a professional tryout contract Friday and played in..." October 05

  • Teuvo timeout: Chicago sends Teravainen to AHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "Many in the hockey world envision Teuvo Teravainen as the Chicago Blackhawks’ next big thing, but it appears that will have to wait. The team demoted Teravainen and Klas Dahlbeck to their AHL affiliate on Saturday. Some are disappointed to see the flashy 20-year-old go down with the Rockford..." October 04

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    CHI puts Leighton and Regin on waivers.

  • Trevor van Riemsdyk, Kyle Cumiskey hoping to make Blackhawks’ roster

    Chicago Sun-Times "In the far back corner of the Blackhawks’ dressing room, sandwiched between Niklas Hjalmarsson and Johnny Oduya to the left and Michal Rozsival and Jonathan Toews to the right, sit the locker stalls for Trevor van Riemsdyk and Kyle Cumiskey. As the Hawks gathered Thursday morning at the United..." October 04

  • Blackhawks: Could Nick Leddy be the odd man out?

    CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks already had a pretty good idea of what their roster was going to look like heading into their preseason finale against the New York Rangers. For most, it will be back to work in a Blackhawks uniform on opening night. For some, there could be time in Rockford now but a bright..." October 04

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    Nick Kypreos @RealKyper

    Hearing as many as 7 teams interested in #Blackhawks D Nick Leddy. Chic needs to alleviate #NHL cap space. Looking for a prospect in return.

  • Carbomb back in Chicago as Carcillo added to ‘Hawks camp roster

    Pro Hockey Talk "Heeeeee’s baaaaaack. On Friday, the Chicago Blackhawks added a familiar face to their training camp roster: Dan Carcillo, the former ‘Hawk and notorious pest recently released from his PTO with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Carcillo, 29, spent two seasons in Chicago from 2011-13, appearing in 51..." October 03

  • Blackhawks: Brad Richards emerging as power-play point option

    CSN Chicago "Marian Hossa returned to practice and Brad Richards once again quarterbacked the second power-play unit as the Chicago Blackhawks continued their training-camp work on Tuesday. The Blackhawks have two preseason games remaining, including Wednesday night’s contest against the Montreal Canadiens...." October 01

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    Former #Blackhawks defenseman Brent Sopel will attend AHL Chicago Wolves' training camp. He spent the last three seasons in the KHL.

  • Barker released from Blackhawks camp

    Pro Hockey Talk "Defenseman Cam Barker didn’t survive the latest round of Chicago Blackhawks cuts. The 28-year-old was originally a 2004 first round pick (third overall) of the Blackhawks was dealt to the Minnesota Wild in February 2010. After bouncing around with the Wild, Oilers and Canucks following the..." September 28

  • Improving Kruger could do even more on Blackhawks' fourth line

    CSN Chicago "Marcus Kruger has added a little more to his game every season he’s been with the Blackhawks. Two seasons ago Kruger became one of the team’s best penalty killer, a product of coach Joel Quenneville rolling the dice and coming up with a great decision. Last season the center worked more on his..." September 24

  • Versteeg looks to rebound from ‘brutal’ finish to 2013-14

    Pro Hockey Talk "Chicago Blackhawks forward Kris Versteeg isn’t happy with how the 2013-14 campaign went. After recording at least 20 goals in four straight seasons prior to the lockout, Versteeg suffered a knee injury in March 2013 that required surgery. That prevented him from doing his normal training in the..." September 21

  • Blackhawks hope rest provides boost Marian Hossa needs

    CSN Chicago "When the Chicago Blackhawks’ training camp convened in the fall of 2013, Marian Hossa was a bit hampered. The right wing suffered a back injury in the Stanley Cup Final, one that did not require surgery but had him missing a few scrimmages in camp’s opening days. Fast forward to this fall,..." September 21

  • Blackhawks GM: Cap issue will play itself out soon

    ESPN.com "Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman reiterated Thursday he’s confident the Blackhawks will get under the salary cap before the start of the regular season. The Blackhawks are around $1.3 million over the $69 million cap and would have to shed more cap payroll if they wanted to..." September 19

  • Quenneville plans to start Richards between Saad and Kane in Chicago

    Pro Hockey Talk "Joel Quenneville confirmed Thursday that he intends to play Brad Richards between Patrick Kane and Brandon Saad to start the season. Richards of course joins the Blackhawks after being bought out by the New York Rangers on June 20. The 34-year-old signed a one-year, $2 million dollar deal..." September 19

  • Kane 'brings another level' to Blackhawks each year

    CSN Chicago "After signing his new eight-year deal with the Blackhawks, Patrick Kane was asked a question at the team's annual convention about how his role as a leader has developed throughout his time in Chicago. Kane took that question as an opportunity to talk about how he feels he's matured both on..." September 14

  • Why Patrick Kane never worried about contract

    CSN Chicago "Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman made it clear since last season's training camp: Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane would be Blackhawks "forever." This offseason the team came one step closer to making that happen as the duo signed matching 8-year, $84 million contracts that being..." September 11

  • Nationals Park officially selected as host site for 2015 Winter Classic

    CBSSports.com "Reports surfaced over the weekend that National Park had been chosen as host site of the 2015 Winter Classic between the Washington Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks, but the NHL made it official with an announcement Wednesday. The home of Major League Baseball's Washington Nationals will become the..." September 10

  • Deal reached to bring Winter Classic to Nationals Park in 2015

    Washington Post "There will be hockey at Nationals Park this winter. The NHL and the Washington Nationals have reached terms allowing the 2015 Winter Classic game, set for Jan. 1 between the Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks, to be played in the D.C. ballpark, according to three people familiar with the..." September 07

  • NHL odds: Blackhawks still Stanley Cup favorites as season nears

    CBSSports.com "With NHL training camps opening up in about two weeks, the offseason is quickly drawing to a close. That means updated betting odds heading into the season. Though there have been some changes along the way, the Chicago Blackhawks remain the favorites to win the 2015 Stanley Cup according to the..." September 02

  • Blackhawks' Teravainen working diligently

    Chicago Tribune "Teuvo Teravainen normally spends summers in his native Finland relaxing following the previous hockey season and preparing for the next. These days, the Chicago Blackhawks’ top prospect has a new residence. “The gym has been my home this summer,” Teravainen said Friday via phone from..." August 23

  • Blackhawks agree to terms with Leighton

    NHL.com "The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with goaltender Michael Leighton on a one-year contract. Leighton, 33, has posted 35 wins (35-41-14), a 2.97 goals-against average and .901 save percentage in 105 career regular-season games over parts of eight seasons with..." August 18

  • FedEx Field ruled out as Winter Classic talks continue

    CSN Washington "With NHL training camp just a month away, the location for the 2015 Winter Classic is still very much up in the air. It will be in the Washington, D.C. area, but exactly where has not been decided. According to The Washington Post, FedEx Field has been ruled out as a potential host. The reason..." August 17

  • Blackhawks part ways with Hayes

    Chicago Tribune "The Blackhawks and Kevin Hayes officially have parted ways, making one of the top young prospects in hockey an unrestricted free agent. Hayes was the Hawks’ first-round pick (24th overall) in the 2010 draft and after spending four seasons with Boston College needed to reach a contract agreement..." August 16

  • Flames GM tight-lipped over Kevin Hayes speculation

    Calgary Herald "The thought is tantalizing, the idea makes sense and, boy, what a storyline. Think about it, Boston College’s first line — Johnny Gaudreau, Bill Arnold, and Kevin Hayes, the trio that dominated this year’s NCAA playoffs — together with the Calgary Flames. Has a nice ring to it, no? “I’ve..." August 16

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    Kyle Beach, the #Blackhawks' top pick in 2008 draft (11th overall) head to Austria to play for EC Red Bull Salzburg: http://t.co/KbA41dxouc

  • Hayes 'not likely' to sign with Blackhawks before deadline

    Chicago Tribune "It appears the Kevin Hayes Era with the Blackhawks will be over before it even begins. As the deadline looms to sign Hayes, the Hawks are “not likely” to add one of the top young prospects in hockey, his agent said Thursday. Hayes, who was the Hawks’ first-round pick (24th overall) in the..." August 15

  • Blackhawks to stop playing ‘The Stripper’ during Shoot the Puck

    Chicago Sun-Times "“The Stripper” is no more. Blackhawks president John McDonough told the Sun-Times on Wednesday that the long-standing — and to so many, infuriating — practice of organist Frank Pellico playing “The Stripper” while a woman participated in the second-intermission “Shoot the Puck” promotion will..." August 14

  • Teravainen among three Blackhawks in ESPN's top prospects

    CSN Chicago "ESPN Insider Corey Pronman released his Top 100 NHL prospects on Tuesday and Blackhawks fans will be happy with the rankings. Teuvo Teravainen, who came in at No. 12, is one of three Blackhawks prospects to have made the list. In the 2013-14 season, Teravainen played 49 games for Jokerit in..." August 13

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