Blackhawks Rumors & News

  • NHL announces details of the 2017 All-Star Skills Competition

    Sportsnet "The NHL All-Star skills competition is coming up in Los Angeles on Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET and on Thursday, the league announced details of the event. The following events will be part of this year’s skills competition: · Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay™ · Honda NHL Four Line..." January 19

  • Blackhawks come back to beat Avs

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Joel Quenneville shook up his line combinations looking for a spark on offense. The Chicago Blackhawks coach got it, but not from the usual players. Vinnie Hinostroza scored twice in a span of 3:10 of the third period, and the Blackhawks rallied to beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-4..." January 18

  • A statistical look at the 2016-17 Selke candidates

    Fanrag Sports "Halfway through the NHL season, it’s pretty obvious who some of the awards favorites are. Unless Auston Matthews falls off the face of the earth, he’s likely to be taking home the Calder Trophy in June. The same can be said of Brent Burns and the Norris Trophy, as he’s on pace to top Erik..." January 18

  • Blackhawks recall Schmaltz from AHL Rockford

    Pro Hockey Talk "The day after a humiliating loss to the Washington Capitals, and with injury and illness concerns up front, the Chicago Blackhawks have recalled forward Nick Schmaltz from the AHL. Selected 20th overall in the 2014 NHL Draft, Schmaltz has split this season between the Blackhawks and the..." January 15

  • Wild hold on to beat Blackhawks

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Minnesota Wild right winger Jason Pominville parked near the right side of the crease and hoped for his teammate to put a shot on net. Instead, Wild defenseman Marco Scandella missed the net badly with his slap shot. The puck ricocheted off the end boards and landed squarely on..." January 15

  • Caps blank Blackhawks, 6-0

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Fourth-line center Jay Beagle doesn't have an answer for his success against the Chicago Blackhawks. Beagle scored twice, Braden Holtby picked up his third shutout in nine days, and the Washington Capitals defeated the Blackhawks 6-0 Friday night at Verizon Center for their..." January 13

  • Keith's OT goal pushes Blackhawks past Red Wings

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks know how to find ways to win tight games. So after watching an early lead disappear Tuesday night, squeaking out a victory in the end became a matter of business as usual. Duncan Keith scored a power-play goal 38 seconds into overtime, and Corey Crawford..." January 11

  • NHL unveils jerseys for All-Star Game "The National Hockey League's Centennial, the Los Angeles Kings' 50th anniversary, previous NHL All-Star Games and the Hollywood setting all influenced the design of the jerseys that will be worn during the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 29. All..." January 11

  • Jonathan Toews isn’t sure how he snuck into the All-Star Game

    Pro Hockey Talk "As mentioned, the NHL announced its full All-Star Game rosters earlier today — and as is often the case with such announcements, there were debates about those who got in, and those who didn’t. Those conversations are certainly going on in Chicago. Captain Jonathan Toews was one of three..." January 10

  • NHL announces 2017 All-Star rosters

    Sportsnet "The NHL released its 2017 All-Star Game rosters on Tuesday. A fan vote determined each division’s team captain, the results of which were released last week. The four head coaches for all-star weekend will be Michel Therrien of the Montreal Canadiens (Atlantic), Bruce Boudreau of the..." January 10

  • Friedman points out which NHL teams are hungry to make trades

    Fanrag Sports "Somebody. Anybody. Make some trades. Hockey fans are anxiously waiting for even a trickle of trade activity in the National Hockey League, but it’s been gravely disappointing on that front for awhile. “I have to tell you, I think there’s teams that really want to do something,” explained..." January 10

  • Jonathan Toews reluctantly dons U.S. sweater as part of WJC bet

    Sportsnet "Captain Serious has become Captain America, at least for one night. As part of a bet made between Chicago Blackhawks superstars Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews over the outcome of last Thursday’s world junior final, Toews had to wear the red, white, and blue after Sunday’s win over..." January 09

  • Quirky Hartman hat trick carries Blackhawks past Preds

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Ryan Hartman always will remember his first career hat trick. How could he forget? The 22-year-old Chicago Blackhawks right winger scored three times in the third period Sunday, on a teammate's fluttering shot that deflected off his glove, an empty-net goal from 90 feet away, and..." January 08

  • Toews, Blackhawks hold on to beat Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- After a frustrating start to the season, Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews is starting to feel better. Toews' latest pick-me-up arrived in the form of an opening goal Friday night. Teammate Artemi Panarin added a power-play goal, and the Blackhawks held on for a 2-1 win..." January 07

  • Kane's OT goal lifts Blackhawks over Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Patrick Kane grew up cheering for his hometown Buffalo Sabres. Now that the Chicago Blackhawks sign Kane's checks, his allegiances have changed. Kane flashed a wide smile after scoring 56 seconds into overtime to lift Chicago to a 4-3 comeback win over Buffalo on Thursday..." January 06

  • Blackhawks assign Abbott and Forsling to AHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Chicago Blackhawks assigned a pair of players, forward Spencer Abbott and defenseman Gustav Forsling, to the AHL today. Abbott returns to Rockford after just one game. He logged 8:34 in last night’s 4-3 overtime victory over Buffalo. Forsling, meanwhile, has played 32 games (1G, 3A) for..." January 06

  • Marian Hossa to return for Blackhawks on Thursday "The Chicago Blackhawks activated forward Marian Hossa from injured reserve on Thursday, and he's expected to play against the Buffalo Sabres at United Center (8:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CSN-CH, NHL.TV). Hossa, 37, has missed five games with an upper-body injury, including a 4-1 loss to the St. Louis..." January 05

  • Marian Hossa Back Thursday

    CSN Chicago "Marian Hossa will return and Spencer Abbott will make his Blackhawks debut on their top line when the team hosts the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. Hossa and Abbott were on the top line with Jonathan Toews as the Blackhawks switched up lines entering this rare home back-to-back against..." January 04

  • Are the NHL outdoor games still must-see TV?

    Yardbarker "The plan here for New Year’s Day was about the same as it has been for the last couple of years: Curl up into a ball and watch the first of the NHL outdoor games until the NYE-induced champagne headache finally faded. A couple years ago, there was a sizable amount of people that did the exact..." January 03

  • ‘Hawks assign Motte to AHL, which may signal return of Hossa

    Pro Hockey Talk "In what may be a sign that Marian Hossa is ready to play again, the Chicago Blackhawks have assigned forward Tyler Motte to the AHL. Motte hadn’t been playing much prior to today’s demotion. He logged just 10:21 of ice time in yesterday’s Winter Classic, which the ‘Hawks lost to St. Louis, 4-1...." January 03

  • Tarasenko, Blues tip Blackhawks in Winter Classic

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Vladimir Tarasenko loves the big stage, and he showed why again on Monday in the Winter Classic. Tarasenko scored twice in a span of 1:53 in the third period to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in the Blues' first outdoor game in their history at..." January 02

  • Kruger to miss time with upper-body injury suffered vs. Hurricanes

    Sportsnet "Chicago Blackhawks forward Marcus Kruger is week-to-week with an upper-body injury, according to head coach Joel Quenneville. Kruger left during the second period of the game against the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday. The 26-year-old has two goals and eight assists on the year but is a major..." December 31

  • Hurricanes ward off Blackhawks

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- If this is the way it's going to be with the Carolina Hurricanes, they seem fine with all the close encounters. "We've played so many of them," coach Bill Peters said. "You just get used to it." Cam Ward made 27 saves and the Hurricanes survived another one-goal game,..." December 30

  • Bowman unfazed about Blackhawks' salary cap following Panarin deal

    CSN Chicago "For Stan Bowman, there wasn’t much doubt on this one. When it came to Artemi Panarin, the Blackhawks general manager knew the deal would come. The latest player who said he loved and wanted to stay with Chicago did just that, as Panarin agreed to a two-year, $12-million deal. Bowman said..." December 30

  • Kane's milestone goal lifts Blackhawks by Predators

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Following a 3-1 loss Tuesday night at home to the Winnipeg Jets, Chicago Blackhawks right winger Patrick Kane said he and his line needed to take more shots on net. Taking his advice to heart, Kane scored the winning goal and reached a personal milestone with a flick of..." December 29

  • Artemi Panarin: ‘You can’t earn all the money in the world’

    Chicago Sun-Times "Artemi Panarin could have gotten more. More money, more term, more of whatever he wanted. He’s a top-10 scorer in the NHL, a truly elite talent. And he’s not some kid fresh out of juniors — he’s 25 years old, in his prime. Guys who are 21 take bridge deals. Guys who are 25 dig in, cash in, and..." December 29

  • Retire? Not just yet, says Chicago Blackhawks' Campbell

    Daily Herald "A month ago, Brian Campbell was asked why he chose to return to the Chicago Blackhawks when he could have made millions more by re-signing with the Florida Panthers. Taken a bit off-guard, the veteran defenseman came back with a simple answer: "I'm happy. What's the price tag on..." December 29

  • Blackhawks, Artemi Panarin agree to contract extension

    Chicago Tribune "The Blackhawks have answered one of the biggest questions about their future -- whether it will include prolific winger Artemi Panarin. The answer appears to be yes. The Hawks and Panarin have agreed to a contract extension, a source told the Tribune on Wednesday. " December 29

  • Hellebuyck, Jets continue mastery of Blackhawks

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- As far as the Winnipeg Jets are concerned, they're not intimidated by the Western Conference-leading Chicago Blackhawks. Behind 34 saves from Connor Hellebuyck and first-period goals from Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele, Winnipeg defeated Chicago for the third time this season,..." December 28

  • Daniel Carcillo gives advice to players dealing with post-concussion syndrome

    Puck Drunk Love "Shortly after retiring in 2015, Daniel Carcillo created the Chapter 5 Foundation, which is a group dedicated to helping players deal with post-concussion syndrome after their playing days are over. Recently, Steve Downie took to Twitter to rant about the Coyotes while airing his frustrations about..." December 28

  • Blackhawks are thriving in one-goal games, third period

    Chicago Tribune "The two games before the Blackhawks' Christmas break were more the exception than the rule. The Hawks lost one-goal decisions to the Senators and Avalanche after building a Western Conference-best 49-point total on the basis of a 13-5-5 record in one-goal games. The 13 victories are the most in..." December 26

  • Avs end skid with win in Chicago

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- On the night of Corey Crawford's big return, it was the backup goalie from the visiting, last-place team who got the win. Calvin Pickard, playing for the injured Semyon Varlamov, saved 38 shots in the Colorado Avalanche's 2-1 overtime win over the Chicago Blackhawks. Nathan..." December 24

  • Corey Crawford will start for Blackhawks Friday vs. Avalanche

    CBS Sports "Crawford (illness) is no longer showing on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site. Crawford is rounding out his recovery from an emergency appendectomy performed Dec. 3. The Blackhawks have yet to officially announce a starter for Friday's game against the Avalanche, but various..." December 22

  • Blackhawks put Artem Anisimov on IR, recall Tanner Kero

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Blackhawks placed Artem Anisimov on injured reserve on Thursday, retroactive to Sunday, and recalled forward Tanner Kero. Anisimov left Saturday’s game in St. Louis with an upper-body injury, and missed Tuesday’s game against the Ottawa Senators. Joel Quenneville said Anisimov was..." December 22

  • Sens use second gear to beat Blackhawks

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The Ottawa Senators hadn't won in Chicago in 15 years -- a run they knew wouldn't end without a proper start. But it's the way the Senators finished Tuesday night against the Blackhawks that made the difference in a gritty 4-3 victory at United Center. The Senators scored..." December 21

  • Blackhawks activate Crawford from IR; Hossa day-to-day

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Chicago Blackhawks were on the losing end of a 4-3 decision to the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night, putting an end to what had been a five-game winning streak. But they did get a little bit of good news after the game when it was announced starting goalie Corey Crawford has been activated..." December 21

  • Panarin, Lundqvist, Staal named NHL's 3 stars of the week "Chicago Blackhawks left wing Artemi Panarin, New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist and Minnesota Wild center Eric Staal have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Dec. 18. FIRST STAR - ARTEMI PANARIN, LW, CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Panarin paced the NHL with seven assists..." December 19

  • Blackhawks targeting Friday return for Crawford

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Blackhawks could be getting an early Christmas present — the return of Corey Crawford. Joel Quenneville said Sunday that he’s targeting Friday’s game against the Colorado Avalanche for Crawford’s return to action. That would put the goalie right on the three-week timetable that was..." December 19

  • Blackhawks’ Anisimov leaves game versus Blues with unspecified injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Chicago Blackhawks will be without Artem Anisimov for the remainder of Saturday’s game against the rival St. Louis Blues. Anisimov left the game after the first period and didn’t return with an unspecified injury." December 18

  • Blackhawks rally for 6-4 win over Blues

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- The Chicago Blackhawks found themselves playing catch-up hockey for almost the entire game Saturday night -- except when it mattered most. Four times the Blackhawks trailed by a goal against the St. Louis Blues and each time they were able to score the tying goal before the..." December 17

  • Blackhawks hand Isles their 3rd straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Chicago Blackhawks and New York Islanders each began Thursday night's game in unfamiliar fashion. The ending was recognizable for both teams, but far more palatable for the Blackhawks. Richard Panik scored the tie-breaking goal with 6:13 left in the third period Thursday..." December 15

  • Darling, Blackhawks edge Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Scott Darling on Tuesday night continued to make the most of Corey Crawford's absence. The backup goaltender stopped 33 shots, including three dangerous chances in the final minutes, as the Chicago Blackhawks held off the hard-charging New York Rangers for a 2-1 victory at..." December 13

  • Jonathan Toews returns to lineup after missing nine games

    Chicago Sun-Times "If it were entirely up to him, Jonathan Toews would be playing his usual 20-plus minutes Tuesday night against the New York Rangers, including loads of time on the power play and penalty kill. Heck, if Toews operated in a hockey vacuum and didn’t have to worry about the big picture, he probably..." December 13

  • Toews hopeful to return soon

    TSN "Jonathan Toews (back) is still day-to-day, but could be near a return to the Blackhawks' lineup. Toews has missed the past nine games with a back injury, but participated in the team's optional morning skate on Sunday. Defenceman Brent Seabrook (head) also appears to be close to returning for the..." December 12

  • Brent Seabrook could return, but Jonathan Toews will miss ninth straight when Blackhawks play Stars

    CSN Chicago "Brent Seabrook came onto the ice on Saturday morning, a welcome sight for a Blackhawks team that has dealt with a few injuries lately. And while Seabrook's return seems imminent, Jonathan Toews’ status remains very much up in the air. Seabrook (upper body) practiced on Saturday and could be..." December 11

  • Blackhawks pull away from Stars

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Marian Hossa has been the best goal scorer on the Chicago Blackhawks all season. On Sunday night, Hossa added a bit of good luck to his great achievements. He scored on a sharp-angle, 45-foot slap shot that trickled between the goaltender's pads and into the net, and the..." December 11

  • Hossa scores twice in Blackhawks' 4-0 victory

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks right winger Marian Hossa is nearing his 38th birthday. That might be hard to believe for anyone who has watched Hossa race past younger opponents this season. The 19-year NHL veteran showcased his speed and strength again Tuesday night as he scored twice to..." December 07

  • Jonathan Toews gives $1M to Dakota Community Centre

    CBC Sports "Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is donating $1 million to the community club where he learned the game that has made him an NHL star. The 28-year-old, who was born and raised in Winnipeg, made the donation Wednesday to the Dakota Community Centre's largest-ever fundraising effort, the..." December 07

  • McDavid, Crosby, Price and Kane lead All-Star voting through first week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Voting for the 2017 NHL All-Star game has been underway for more than a week now, and on Tuesday afternoon the league announced the early leaders from each division. The game, which will take place in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, will feature the same format as last year’s game with the four..." December 06

  • With Corey Crawford out, ‘Hawks recall goalie Lars Johansson from AHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Chicago Blackhawks were dealt a blow yesterday, when they announced that starting goalie Corey Crawford would miss two-to-three weeks after undergoing an appendectomy on Saturday. With Crawford unavailable yesterday, Chicago was forced to look for an emergency backup in the Philly area...." December 04