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  • 'Big opportunity for us': Blackhawks know importance of what's at stake this weekend

    NBC Sports Chicago "Every game is crucial at this time of year. But there's no downplaying the importance of this weekend for the Blackhawks. It starts Friday night at the United Center, where the Blackhawks will take on the Colorado Avalanche. And the winner will move into the second wild card spot..." February 22

  • Blackhawks are back in playoff race, but are they a serious threat?

    Pro Hockey Talk "It was barely one month ago that the Chicago Blackhawks had the worst record in the NHL. Not just one of the worst, but the absolute worst. Dead last and sitting in the basement all by themselves. They had just 41 points in their first 49 games, their season looked lost even in the..." February 20

  • Blackhawks’ Corey Crawford not medically cleared to play

    Second City Hockey "Corey Crawford may feel “healthy to play right now,” but he hasn’t been medically cleared to play, coach Jeremy Colliton said Tuesday at MB Ice Arena. Colliton added that Crawford will not travel with the team for Wednesday’s game in..." February 20

  • Collin Delia ready to turn page after early pull: 'I'll be better next time'

    NBC Sports Chicago "Collin Delia has been a steady presence in net for the Blackhawks this season, given the circumstances. He's given his team a chance to win every night, and his sustained success in the pros earned him a three-year contract extension.  But Monday he faced his first real..." February 20

  • Crawford nearing return to Blackhawks after extended absence "Corey Crawford wants a few more practices to get his timing back, but the Chicago Blackhawks goalie said he is close to being able to play. "Right now, I feel pretty good," Crawford said after practice at United Center on Friday. "Health-wise, I'm feeling really..." February 16

  • The NHL trade deadline could use a little drama

    New York Post "Every time someone wants to talk about the NBA, I have the same response. “I don’t really watch the games until about the conference finals, but I closely follow the league. I love the drama.” Conversely, when discussing the NHL, it’s the exact..." February 15

  • Collin Delia could be Blackhawks’ odd goalie out when Corey Crawford returns

    Chicago Sun-Times "Collin Delia’s three-year contract extension came at the perfect time — right when the Blackhawksmust weigh whether to send him back to the minors. Despite a strong rookie season, Delia could be the odd man out when longtime goalie Corey Crawford comes off..." February 15

  • After breaking into NHL as undrafted free agent, Chris Kunitz set to join exclusive 1,000-game club

    NBC Sports Chicago "Chris Kunitz is the only active NHL player with four Stanley Cups on his résumé. And he’s about to join another exclusive club. On Thursday when he takes the ice against the New Jersey Devils, the 39-year-old winger will become the 25th active player to hit the..." February 14

  • Kunitz of Blackhawks reflective entering 1,000th NHL game "When Chris Kunitz signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks on July 1, he joined a team that already had its share of Stanley Cup winners. But Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane said the 39-year-old forward, who has won the Cup four times (with the Anaheim Ducks in 2007 and..." February 13

  • Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford plans to play, didn’t consider retirement

    Chicago Sun-Times "Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford left no ambiguity: He plans to play again as soon as possible. He addressed his concussion today for the first time after going through a full practice with the Hawks and said he felt “back to normal.” He has been out nearly two months..." February 11

  • Blackhawks sign Collin Delia to 3-year, $3 million extension

    Second City Hockey "The Blackhawks signed goaltender Collin Delia to a three-year contract extension worth $3 million that runs through the 2021-22 season, the team announced Monday morning. The first two years of the contract are worth $750,000 per year then $1.1 million in the final..." February 11

  • Chicago Blackhawks Place Luc Snuggerud On Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Chicago Blackhawks have put defenseman Luc Snuggerud on unconditional waivers for the purpose of contract termination, according to CapFriendly. The 23-year-old has struggled with injuries this year and has appeared in just four games for the Rockford Ice Hogs of the AHL. " February 10

  • Blackhawks not putting timeline on Corey Crawford's potential return despite first practice since concussion

    NBC Sports Chicago "For the first time since suffering a concussion on Dec. 16, 2018, Corey Crawford practiced with the Blackhawks on Saturday at MB Ice Arena. His on-ice session lasted roughly 25 minutes, however, before he left as practice continued. Still, it's a positive step in his recovery..." February 10

  • Patrick Kane’s MVP-level production, effort is saving Blackhawks’ season

    Chicago Sun-Times "If the Blackhawks left it up to Patrick Kane, he would skate himself to exhaustion every night — assuming that’s possible. At 30 years old, in his 12th season and with more than 1,000 games on his odometer, Kane is playing the most minutes of his career..." February 07

  • Evaluating Blackhawks' Stanley Cup playoff chances amid hottest stretch of season

    NBC Sports Chicago "The Blackhawks' playoff percentage has been in the low single digits for a while now. But Tuesday was a good day. Actually, a very good day. After winning their fifth game in a row, the Blackhawks found themselves only three points out of the final wild card spot in the Western..." February 06

  • Seabrook says Blackhawks haven’t asked him to waive no-trade clause

    Sportsnet "Chicago Blackhawks defenceman Brent Seabrook says he has not been asked by the team to waive his no-trade clause. Seabrook was speaking Monday in response to a segment this past Saturday on Hockey Night in Canada‘s Headlines, where it was reported that..." February 04

  • Brent Seabrook declines to waive no-trade clause, per report

    Chicago Sun-Times "There’s little doubt the Blackhawks are interested in unloading older, high-priced players as they near the trade deadline, and defensemen Brent Seabrook and Duncan Keith are obvious candidates. Both players have no-trade clauses, though, and Sportsnet reported that..." February 04

  • Blackhawks’ hot streak makes upcoming NHL trade deadline murkier

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Blackhawks are on their hottest streak of the season and have a prime opportunity to keep piling up points. But the more they win, the more complicated their decisions become as they near the trade deadline. The Hawks were five points out of the second wild-card spot..." February 04

  • From Anisimov to Seabrook, exploring Blackhawks’ trade deadline options

    Pro Hockey Talk "Brent Seabrook has been a significant part of Chicago Blackhawks history. After arriving in the NHL back in 2005-06, he has spent 14 seasons as a part of their blue line, playing in more than 1,000 games and being a cornerstone piece of a team that won three Stanley Cups in a six-year..." February 03

  • Blackhawks ask defenceman Seabrook to waive no-trade clause

    Second City Hockey "Brent Seabrook wants to finish his career with the Blackhawks. During Saturday night’s “Headlines” segment on Hockey Night in Canada, NHL insider Elliotte Friedman reported the Blackhawks asked Seabrook about waiving his no-movement clause for the right situation,..." February 03

  • Blackhawks will ask Duncan Keith if he wants to be traded, per report

    Second City Hockey "The Blackhawks will ask veteran defenseman Duncan Keith if he wants to be traded prior to the NHL’s Feb. 25 trade deadline, according to NHL insider Pierre LeBrun. Keith, 35, has one goal and 20 assists in 51 games this season while playing top-line minutes on Chicago’s..." February 02

  • Patrick Kane hits 900 career points

    Chicago Sun-Times "Patrick Kane loves coming home and putting on a show. He had two goals and two assists Friday in the Blackhawks’ 7-3 win over the Sabres at KeyBank Center. His breakaway goal in the second period gave him 900 career points. He’s the fifth Hawks player and the..." February 02

  • Gaudreau leads 3 Stars of the Month "Calgary Flames left wing Johnny Gaudreau, New York Islanders goaltender Robin Lehner and Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the month of January.   FIRST STAR - JOHNNY GAUDREAU, LW, CALGARY..." February 01

  • NHL to mark Black History Month for first time with special initiatives, museum tour

    Sporting News "The NHL and NHLPA this year will celebrate Black History Month for the first time, marking February as part of the league and union's "Hockey Is For Everyone" initiative, they announced Friday. “The players are committed to inclusion in the sport and..." February 01

  • Blackhawks prospect Artur Kayumov now plans to sign in 2020, per report

    Second City Hockey "Blackhawks prospect Artur Kayumov will play out his KHL contract with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in Russia before he plans to sign with Chicago, his agent told Scott Powers of The Athletic. Back in July, the agent said Kayumov was planning to sign with the Blackhawks after this..." January 31

  • What the 2018 NHL trade deadline shows us about first-round pick values

    Sportsnet "The Jake Muzzin trade got the ball rolling in a couple of respects. First, it opened the trade market with a month to go until the deadline and, second, it gave us an idea of what a first-round pick might get you in the lead up to Feb. 25. Trying to pin down exactly what a..." January 31

  • John Hayden Drawing Trade Interest

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Chicago Blackhawks have already told other NHL teams that they’re open to moving rentals like Chris Kunitz and Marcus Kruger, but now another forward might be available. John Hayden, who signed a two-year extension with the Blackhawks last June, is receiving..." January 31

  • Blackhawks send rookie defenseman Henri Jokiharju to Rockford

    Chicago Tribune "The Blackhawks sent Henri Jokiharju to Rockford on Thursday, a move that will allow the rookie defenseman to keep playing every day and alleviates a glut of players on the blue line. The Hawks are currently carrying six defensemen but Gustav..." January 31

  • 'I have to be stronger': Blackhawks prospect Adam Boqvist has the talent, but is he ready for the NHL?

    Chicago Tribune "When Blackhawks prospect Adam Boqvist was in Chicago last fall for training camp, there was a reticence to his interviews. It wasn’t because Boqvist was shy, he’s not at all. The 18-year-old Swede just wasn’t confident in his English. After taking..." January 29

  • Patrick Kane thinks Blackhawks’ dynasty crew still can win

    Chicago Sun-Times "Patrick Kane conquered the NHL so quickly and overwhelmingly that he’s being asked what’s left to play for when his career is already Hall of Fame-worthy. Kane, 30, might have another decade left with the Hawks — it’s hard to doubt him, based on how he’s..." January 28

  • How Dylan Sikura is dealing with NHL growing pains and rediscovering his confidence

    NBC Sports Chicago "When Dylan Sikura didn’t make the Blackhawks out of training camp, it came as a little bit of a surprise. He was supposed to factor into the top-nine forward group. Instead, he spent the first few months in Rockford, where he led the IceHogs with nine goals, 18 points, 90 shots..." January 28

  • Blackhawks star Patrick Kane: It ‘would be fun’ to reunite with Artemi Panarin

    Chicago Sun-Times "Blackhawks star Patrick Kane drifted through questions at All-Star media day Thursday until someone mentioned a player who isn’t even here. He perked up when he heard the name Artemi Panarin. Rumors of a possible reunion between the Hawks and Panarin have swirled all..." January 25

  • Blackhawks Acquire Dominik Kubalik in Trade With Kings

    NBC Chicago "The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired forward Dominik Kubalik in a trade with the Los Angeles Kings. Kubalik, who was drafted by the Kings in the seventh round of the 2013 NHL Draft, currently leads Switzerland’s National League in points with 43, and is in second place with 25..." January 24

  • Blackhawks face defensive conundrum with Gustav Forsling’s return imminent

    Chicago Sun-Times "When Gustav Forsling returns from his upper-torso injury, the Blackhawks will face a defensive conundrum. And it appears coach Jeremy Colliton still isn’t sure what he’s going to do. Asked if he would keep eight defensemen on his roster, Colliton said: “We’ll..." January 23

  • Blackhawks turn to ‘nuclear line’ with Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews

    Chicago Sun-Times "With the Blackhawks staggering through a five-game losing streak and the season sliding into insignificance, coach Jeremy Colliton went into the lab and played mad scientist with his lines. He poured this tube into that one and mixed names in a beaker until sparks flew,..." January 22

  • After skating with Blackhawks, when could Corey Crawford return?

    NBC Sports Chicago "The Blackhawks are in the middle of a five-game losing streak, but there was a positive development at practice on Saturday. Corey Crawford was on the ice 30 minutes beforehand working with goaltending coach Jimmy Waite, along with Collin Delia and Cam Ward. He has been in..." January 19

  • NHL's high-profile teams bottoming out: How soon before they are competitive again?

    USA Today "The most important fact the Detroit Red Wings have learned this season is that they can count on Dylan Larkin, 22, to be a difference-maker. “We’ve got what I call a bus driver,” general manager Ken Holland told USA TODAY Sports. “Jonathan Toews drives the bus..." January 17

  • Blackhawks D Erik Gustafsson looks for better defense after benching

    Chicago Sun-Times "Erik Gustafsson isn’t a bad defender or too lazy to bother with it. He can do the dirty work when it matters to him. Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton would like it to matter a lot more often, starting tonight against the Rangers. Gustafsson, a third-year..." January 17

  • Former Blackhawk John Scott thankful to be alive after falling through ice on lake

    Second City Hockey "Former Blackhawks winger John Scott broke through the fan vote in 2016 to be named the Pacific Division captain despite only having one point in 11 games. Despite being traded from Arizona to Montreal, Scott remained the captain of the Pacific Division and went on to win MVP honors..." January 16

  • Schedule For Upcoming NHL “Bye Weeks”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "For the third year in a row, the NHL has scheduled a mandated multi-day break for each team in the middle part of the season. Meant to give each team a rest, much like the bye week in the National Football League, this break also includes limits on practice, including several days in..." January 15

  • Jonathan Toews is having a resurgent season but still isn't satisfied: 'I can do a better job'

    Chicago Tribune "With a shrug and a grudging acceptance, Jonathan Toews admits he’s having a pretty good season. But he’ll never admit he can’t do even better. The Blackhawks captain is coming off a couple of seasons that by his standards were not up to snuff. He..." January 15

  • How Blackhawks power play went from dead last to NHL’s hottest

    NBC Sports Chicago "When Jeremy Colliton took over as head coach of the Blackhawks, one of his top priorities was fixing the power play. In fact, for the first chunk of home games, he would trot his team out 15 minutes early ahead of morning skate to work on it. It took a while, but the results have..." January 14

  • Blackhawks goalies Cam Ward, Collin Delia embrace partnership amid competition

    Chicago Sun-Times "It’d be easy for Cam Ward to resent Collin Delia. Normal, really. Ward came to the Blackhawks to be Corey Crawford’s backup, expecting spot starts and knowing he was the contingency if anything terrible happened. Shortly after Crawford went down with another..." January 14

  • Delia calmly makes most of opportunity with Blackhawks "Collin Delia welcomes the pressure. The Chicago Blackhawks goalie has a laid-back approach to life and his job, even though the latter comes with plenty of demands. "People see it as stressful, but I have a hard time seeing things as stressful when they're..." January 13

  • Blackhawks Continue Making Roster Room On Defense

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With seven healthy defenseman finally on their roster, the Chicago Blackhawks announced that they have assigned defenseman Brandon Davidson to the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL, freeing up a roster spot for Gustav Forsling, who has been on injured reserve with an upper-body injury. The..." January 13

  • Blue line finding consistency with Murphy and Dahlstrom

    NBC Sports Chicago "Hearing a pair of young defensemen say they “take pride in defending hard” and “being reliable defensively” must be music to the ears of Jeremy Colliton. But it strikes a much nicer chord when the play of those defensemen on the ice matches the words coming out..." January 11

  • Blackhawks trade Jan Rutta to Lightning for Slater Koekkoek

    Sportsnet "The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired defenceman Slater Koekkoek and a 2019 fifth-round pick from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for defenceman Jan Rutta and a 2019 seventh-round pick, the Blackhawks announced. " January 11

  • Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane back among NHL’s elite scorers, but hasn’t hit ceiling

    Chicago Sun-Times "Patrick Kane has been tearing it up for a month, doing something spectacular nearly every night, and he’s on course for one of his best scoring seasons. Yawn. “It’s almost not even that impressive because you just kind of expect it from..." January 11

  • Blackhawks' Dylan Strome no longer has to worry about a benching when mistakes happen

    Chicago Tribune "The times have changed for Dylan Strome. Not too long ago, making a mistake or having a bad game could turn into a benching. That's not the case anymore. Strome, who took three minor penalties in less than one period during Monday's loss to the Flames, has already..." January 10

  • Behind the emergence of rising Blackhawks star Alex DeBrincat

    NBC Sports Chicago "Rewind back to training camp in 2017-18. Alex DeBrincat went into it as a highly-touted prospect after putting up video game numbers in the OHL. But the Blackhawks didn't know exactly how his game would translate to the NHL, as a 5-foot-7 winger. Heck, they weren't even sure..." January 10