Blackhawks Rumors & News

  • Patrick Sharp working his way back at unfamiliar position

    Chicago Sun-Times "Patrick Sharp is going through most of the usual things after a month away. He’s trying to restore his timing with teammates while rebuilding his own rhythm, not to mention getting himself completely back into game shape. But while he does that, Sharp also finds himself in an unfamiliar..." December 18

  • Toews, Kane shine as Blackhawks knock off Wild

    CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks have had to go without some top players at times this season, from Corey Crawford to Patrick Sharp. They were without Duncan Keith on Tuesday, and there were plenty of times when it looked like they missed him plenty. But once more, the Blackhawks found a way to pull out a..." December 17

  • It’s ‘unlikely’ Duncan Keith has the mumps, says Blackhawks coach

    Pro Hockey Talk "Duncan Keith was held out of the Chicago Blackhawks lineup on Tuesday due to illness, and with the mumps spreading throughout the National Hockey League, missing a game because of sickness raises eyebrows. However, according to multiple reports from Chicago reporters, Blackhawks’ head coach..." December 17

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    Tracey Myers @TramyersCSN

    Duncan Keith out sick tonight. Q said he "did not know" if it was the mumps. #Blackhawks

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    Tracey Myers @TramyersCSN

    #Blackhawks recall Joakim Nordstrom from the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs.

  • Blackhawks trade Morin for Jackets' Erixon "The Chicago Blackhawks traded forward Jeremy Morin to the Columbus Blue Jackets for defenseman Tim Erixon on Sunday. Morin, 23, had been on a conditioning assignment with the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL. He had one goal in three games for the IceHogs. He had not played for the Blackhawks since..." December 15

  • Jonathan Toews to play Saturday

    ESPN Chicago "Two days after leaving a game against the Boston Bruins following a scary hit from Dennis Seidenberg that sent him headfirst into the boards, Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews was back on the ice. He skated in his customary spot between wings Brandon Saad and Marian Hossa and declared..." December 13

  • Jonathan Toews injured, hit hard, leaves game as Blackhawks win

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jonathan Toews was still on his knees behind the Bruins net in the second period Thursday night as Dennis Seidenberg was escorted to the penalty box for the hit that put him there: a shoulder to the back that sent Toews face-first into the Blue Cross Blue Shield ad along the boards. After several..." December 12

  • Blackhawks optimistic Jonathan Toews OK after face-first hit into boards

    Chicago Tribune "No matter the level of adversity, the Blackhawks have been able to overcome just about everything thrown at them during their scorching play for the last month. That was tested again Thursday night as captain Jonathan Toews left during the second period of the Hawks' 3-2 victory over the Bruins..." December 12

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    Mark Lazerus @MarkLazerus

    Jonathan Toews will NOT return to tonight's game, per the #Blackhawks.

  • Blackhawks stay patient, come back to beat Devils

    CSN Chicago "Sometimes, maybe it’s best not to know everything. The Blackhawks didn’t know much about New Jersey goaltender Keith Kinkaid heading into Tuesday night’s game. Kinkaid was making his first NHL start, and the Blackhawks didn’t have enough info to do their usual pregame prep routine. “Going..." December 10

  • Patrick Sharp looks for role in first game back from injury

    Chicago Tribune "Patrick Sharp raced toward the Devils goal on a breakaway in his first game in more than a month. The Blackhawks winger's glorious chance early in the third period Tuesday night against the Devils was denied when rookie goaltender Keith Kincaid flashed his left pad to send the puck out of..." December 10

  • Even at $73 million, top NHL teams to have cap trouble

    USA Today "When NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman made a projection of a $73 million salary cap for next season, it was like sending a life preserver instead of a lifeboat to teams swimming in cap problems. The $4 million increase from this season will allow some teams to tread water with their budget. But..." December 09

  • Sources: Morin wants Blackhawks to play him or trade him

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jeremy Morin’s days with the Blackhawks could be numbered. Two sources told the Sun-Times that Morin is unhappy with his situation in Chicago and is asking to be traded if there’s no spot for him in the lineup. Morin has been a healthy scratch for eight straight games, and with Patrick Sharp..." December 07

  • Blackhawks' Kris Versteeg, Patrick Kane leave Blues seeing red in 4-1 win

    CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues were in their usual tussle heading into the third period. It was feisty and, on the scoreboard, it was tight. But when the third period began, the Blackhawks quickly ended the Blues’ night. Patrick Kane scored twice and Kris Versteeg had the game-winning..." December 04

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    #Blackhawks have recalled defenseman Klas Dahlbeck from Rockford of the AHL and reassigned defenseman Adam Clendening.

  • Corey Crawford injured at concert "Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford said Wednesday he suffered a lower-body injury when he recently missed a step leaving a concert. He is expected to miss two to three weeks. "I was at a concert the other day and was on the way out and missed a step," Crawford said. "I didn't think it was..." December 03

  • With Crawford sidelined, Blackhawks recall Darling

    CSN Chicago "After Corey Crawford suffered an off-ice, lower-body injury, the Chicago Blackhawks announced that Antti Raanta will get the start in net against the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday. Crawford's injury meant a roster move would be on the way, and it was Scott Darling who once again got the call..." December 03

  • Bowman stands by Toews, Kane signings despite recent cap uncertainty

    Pro Hockey Talk "Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman conceded that the team would need to make changes if the Canadian dollar doesn’t rise compared to its American counterpart over the coming months, according to the Chicago Tribune. Why? Because a weak Canadian dollar could prevent the cap from going up from its..." December 01

  • Blackhawks knock off champion Kings to close out circus trip

    Chicago Sun-Times "It was cold and drafty in the cavernous Staples Center on Saturday morning as nine Blackhawks and the assistant coaches took part in a casual and optional morning skate. The breeze circulating throughout the empty arena kept catching the newest banner hanging from the rafters, the one reading..." November 30

  • Blackhawks 4, Ducks 1

    Chicago Tribune "Patrick Kane scored two goals while Brad Richards and Andrew Shaw each had a goal and an assist to lift the Hawks to a 4-1 victory over the Ducks on Friday at the Honda Center. The Hawks improved to 4-1-0 on their six-game circus trip with Corey Crawford in goal. Late in the game, Marian Hossa..." November 29

  • Kane, Blackhawks come from behind to defeat Avalanche

    CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks’ power play: it’s been a source of angst the last season or two. The Blackhawks had plenty of opportunities on it in critical situations but too often it would come up empty. At its worst, the team would lose momentum because it was so ineffective. Well, times have..." November 27

  • Blackhawks prospect Johns motivated by brief NHL stay

    Chicago Sun-Times "Stephen Johns was an NHL player who never left Rockford. That experience is something he’s using as motivation. Last Monday, Johns was recalled by the Blackhawks. But instead of making his NHL debut, he was assigned back to the IceHogs a day later as part of what he figured was a “business..." November 27

  • Blackhawks' Quenneville: Andrew Shaw likely to play Wednesday

    The Score "Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville confirmed what many expected to hear when prospect Phillip Danault was returned to the AHL on Monday - forward Andrew Shaw will likely play Wednesday against the Colorado Avalanche. " November 25

  • Jannik Hansen’s hat trick propels Canucks past Hawks, 4-1

    Vancouver Sun "Even before reporters arrived, there was a receiving line at Jannik Hansen’s locker on Sunday night. Alex Burrows was first, sitting beside Hansen and talking excitedly about his teammate’s first hat trick since Hansen was a teenager in Denmark, which was at least seven professional seasons and..." November 24

  • Blackhawks 7, Oilers 1

    Chicago Tribune "The Blackhawks scored early and often in pummeling a hapless Oilers team 7-1 on Saturday night at Rexall Place. Jonathan Toews had two goals, Marian Hossa had a goal and three assists, Patrick Kane andKris Versteeg each had a goal and an assist, Marcus Kruger and Duncan Keith each scored..." November 23

  • Shaw might miss both of Blackhawks’ weekend games

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Chicago Blackhawks won’t have Andrew Shaw in the lineup on Saturday and he could miss Sunday’s game, too, according to the Chicago Sun-Times’ Mark Lazerus. Shaw, 23, is dealing with what’s being called an upper-body injury. As mentioned earlier this week, he’s been remarkably durable for a..." November 22

  • Adam Clendening scores in debut as Blackhawks beat Flames

    CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks got their first goal from a player who’s new to this whole NHL goal-scoring thing. They got their game-winner from someone who’s been here, done this plenty of times. Adam Clendening scored his first NHL goal on his first NHL shot of his first NHL game, and Patrick Kane collected..." November 21

  • Chicago place Patrick Sharp to long-term IR, recall Phillip Danault

    ESPN Chicago "The Chicago Blackhawks recalled forward Phillip Danault from the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL and placed forward Patrick Sharp on the long-term injured reserve Friday. Danault, 21, has three goals and seven assists in 14 games for the IceHogs this season. He was drafted by the Blackhawks in the..." November 21

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    Chicago Blackhawks @NHLBlackhawks

    Coach Q said Shaw (upper body) will be out tonight. It isn't expected to be long term, he was fine at practice yesterday. #CHIvsCGY

  • Blackhawks’ PK unit is killing it this season

    Chicago Sun-Times "At this point last season, the Blackhawks’ penalty-killing unit was at a loss to explain why it was so bad, why it was 29th in the league, why it was getting scored on about 30 percent of the time by opposing power plays. It was bad luck. It was in their heads. It was inexplicable. Now? The..." November 19

  • Source: Hawks' van Riemsdyk out 2-3 months

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Blackhawks rookie defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk is expected to miss two to three months with a lower-body injury, according to a source. Van Riemsdyk was hit in the left leg by a shot during the first period against the Dallas Stars on Sunday. He limped off the ice and did not return..." November 18

  • Blackhawks defeat Stars thanks to explosive third period

    CSN Chicago "Patrick Kane talked about lining up with Brad Richards again after Saturday’s practice, something the Blackhawks had tried early in training camp before trying other combinations. “He’s been wanting it for a while, waiting for that chance. No better time than his 1,000th game,” Kane said of..." November 17

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    Tracey Myers @TramyersCSN

    Happy Sunday! Late last night #Blackhawks recalled goaltender Scott Darling from Rockford and assigned Antti Raanta there.

  • Blackhawks reassign forward Regin to AHL "The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have reassigned forward Peter Regin to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League." November 15

  • Big second period lifts Red Wings over Blackhawks

    Detroit News "That four-day break between games apparently did wonders for the Red Wings. They returned to the ice Friday and swarmed the Chicago Blackhawks, winning 4-1, outplaying one of the NHL"s premier Stanley Cup contenders most of the game. "All around, that was probably the best game we've played..." November 15

  • Patrick Kane gives Blackhawks shootout win over Lightning

    CSN Chicago "Tuesday’s game was looking eerily familiar to last year’s contest at the United Center between the Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning. The Blackhawks were firing oodles of shots at Tampa Bay goaltender Ben Bishop but struggling to get anything past him. The Lightning, meanwhile, were doing a..." November 12

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    Mark Lazerus @MarkLazerus

    Daniel Carcillo could play as soon as Sunday now, Joel Quenneville said. #Blackhawks

  • Blackhawks D Trevor van Riemsdyk has first NHL goal taken away "In the first period of the Blackhawks' 5-2 win over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night, Chicago rookie defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk appeared to open the scoring with his first career NHL goal when he fired a slap shot from the point off of an offensive-zone faceoff win. The shot appeared to..." November 11

  • Blackhawks get back on track, knock off Sharks

    CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks’ once sizeable lead was whittled to one early in the second period, and a bit of apprehensiveness settled into the United Center. But before the San Jose Sharks could get that equalizer, the Blackhawks regrouped and put the game out of reach. Trevor van Riemsdyk got his first..." November 10

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    Scott Powers @ESPNChiPowers

    Trevor van Riemsdyk's first career NHL goal has officially been taken away from him. It's been credited to Versteeg.

  • Blackhawks 'not happy' with mistakes, have to clean things up

    CSN Chicago "Brent Seabrook talked about those final five second-period minutes on Friday night, those five minutes in which the Blackhawks undid everything they’d done in the previous 35. “The whole thing started in a stupid pinch by me. I went down there looking for a play. Their defenseman made a good..." November 09

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    Capitals' Alex Ovechkin will not face supplemental discipline from NHL for his elbow on #Blackhawks' Niklas Hjalmarsson last night.

  • Capitals beat Blackhawks, 3-2, to end five-game skid

    Washington Post "Barry Trotz entered the visitor’s locker room at United Center without a victory speech in mind. Since the Washington Capitals last won nearly two weeks ago, their coach had spoken so much about staying true to the process, preached so often about remaining patient, that now words escaped him. So..." November 08

  • Crawford gets the shutout as Blackhawks offense comes alive

    CSN Chicago "Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Kris Versteeg (twice), Brad Richards: in convincing fashion, the Chicago Blackhawks got their offense back on Tuesday night. Unfortunately, they may have lost a key teammate for a bit. Toews tallied his 200th career goal and 250th assist, but Patrick Sharp..." November 05

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    Source says #Blackhawks' Patrick Sharp will be sidelined at least a month with a right leg injury.

  • Sharp 'out for a bit' with lower-body injury

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp is out indefinitely after sustaining a lower-body injury in Chicago's 5-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday. Sharp left the game seven minutes into the third period after taking a seemingly innocuous hit from Montreal defenseman Alexei Emelin..." November 05

  • Jets Hutch shuts the door on the Blackhawks

    Winnipeg Free Press "They left a week ago, a team struggling to score goals and still fighting to hammer home their defensive blueprint. And the Winnipeg Jets squad that touched down back home in the wee hours Monday morning returned being described by a word seldom -- if ever -- used to describe..." November 03

  • Blackhawks D Niklas Hjalmarsson cut after taking puck to face "This is why wearing a visor is a smart decision for players to make. Late in the second period of the Chicago Blackhawks' game in Toronto on Saturday night, defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson went down to block a pass attempt from Morgan Reilly only to have the puck bounce off the stick of Andrew..." November 02

  • Maple Leafs surprise Blackhawks at ACC

    Toronto Star "It might have been a curious decision for Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle to go with James Reimer on Saturday night against the Chicago Blackhawks. But when 19,000 fans are cheering his name at the end of an impressive 45-save performance that backstopped a 3-2 Leafs win, it was the right..." November 02