The preliminary roster for the Blackhawks’ preseason opener is out, and it’s highlighted by both Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane.
On the blue line, new alternate captain Brent Seabrook leads a group that will include new addition Trevor Daley and David Rundblad. Veterans Jan Hejda and Lubomir Visnovsky are expected to play; they are both on PTO contracts with the Hawks. Viktor Svedberg is the sixth defenseman listed for tonight’s contest.
Scott Darling and Mark Visentin will be the two goaltenders.
Up front, Marian Hossa and Teuvo Teravainen will join Toews and Kane in a sea of new faces. Artem Anisimov, Ryan Garbutt, Daniel Paille, Marko Dano and Ryan Haggerty are all new to the organization, while Andrew Desjardins, Kyle Baun and Dennis Rasmussen saw action with the Hawks previously.
Here are the lines from the morning skate:
Anisimov and Dano were acquired in the trade sending Brandon Saad to Columbus this summer. Dano has spent time on the top line with Toews and Hossa and has looked fantastic in scrimmages.
Garbutt, with Daley, came over in the deal that sent Patrick Sharp and Stephen Johns to Dallas.
Paille, like Hejda and Visnovsky, is on a PTO contract.