Blackhawks Place Sharp on LTIR, Recall Danault

In fairly surprising news on Friday morning, the Blackhawks announced that Patrick Sharp has been placed on LTIR and forward Phillip Danault has been recalled from Rockford.

This news is especially intriguing with Andrew Shaw missing Thursday night’s game with an upper-body injury. Danault, 21, has 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in 14 games with the IceHogs to open the 2014-15 season.

Phillip Danault

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Patrick Kane, Blackhawks Douse Flames

The Blackhawks and Flames played an entertaining game on Thursday night that ended with the Hawks winning 4-3 in regulation.

But let’s all take a moment to appreciate Patrick Kane’s hands on his third period, game-winning goal.

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Adam Clendening’s First NHL Goal

Exactly four minutes into the first period of Thursday night’s game against the Calgary Flames, rookie defenseman Adam Clendening scored his first career NHL goal on a Hawks power play.

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Official: Trevor vanRiemsdyk To Miss 3-4 Months

From the Blackhawks statement about rookie defenseman Trevor vanRiemsdyk’s injury on Wednesday morning:

Trevor van Riemsdyk suffered a left patella fracture after taking a shot to the left knee in Sunday’s game against Dallas. He will undergo surgical repair of the fracture tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 20. We anticipate a full recovery in three to four months and look forward to his return.

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Blackhawks Recall Nordstrom, Clendening

Blackhawks announced today that they have recalled forward Joakim Nordstrom and defenseman Adam Clendening from the Rockford IceHogs.


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Report: van Riemsdyk Out 2-3 Months

According to a report from ESPN Chicago on Tuesday, Blackhawks rookie defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk will miss “two to three months” with a lower-body injury.

van Riemsdyk’s college career was cut short by a left ankle injury at the University of New Hampshire last season; he missed the team’s final 15 games.

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Hawks Send Stephen Johns Back To Rockford

The Blackhawks sent defenseman Stephen Johns back to Rockford on Tuesday morning.

Why did the Hawks bring up Johns for 24 hours? To maximize the cap space they can/will get from putting Trevor vanRiemsdyk on LTIR, according to CapGeek.

Here’s CapGeek’s LTIR FAQ for more about how the Hawks are maximizing their cap space.

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Blackhawks College Prospect Updates

With the Hawks off for a few days, let’s catch up with some of the Hawks top prospects playing at the college level.

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Blackhawks Recall Stephen Johns, Antti Raanta

The Blackhawks made a couple roster moves on Monday afternoon.

Antti Raanta was brought back to the NHL club after starting for the Rockford IceHogs on Sunday, earning a victory for the Hawks’ AHL affiliate. Chicago also recalled defenseman Stephen Johns.

Forward Joakim Nordstrom and netminder Scott Darling were sent to Rockford.

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Blackhawks Place Trevor van Riemsdyk on LTIR

TvR on IRAccording to the roster on the Blackhawks’ website, rookie defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk has been placed on Long Term Injured Reserve. The designation means van Riemsdyk will miss at least 10 games and 24 days, but it appears he’ll be out longer than that.

van Riemsdyk was injured in the first period of Sunday night’s win over Dallas at the United Center. The Hawks are expected to recall a defenseman to fill van Riemsdyk’s roster spot either Tuesday or Wednesday, with Klas Dahlbeck and Kyle Cumiskey reportedly being the front runners for the NHL roster.

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