Blackhawks Recall Joakim Nordstrom

On Wednesday, the Blackhawks recalled forward Joakim Nordstrom from Rockford.

Nordstrom, 22, started the season with the NHL club before heading to the IceHogs. He has 33 points (17 goals, 16 assists) in 58 AHL games with Rockford this season.

Michal Rozsival returned to practice, but Jonathan Toews was (predictably) absent. UPDATE: Rozsival indicated after practice that he will not play on Thursday night, but a Friday return is possible.

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Indianapolis Fuel New Blackhawks Affiliate

Indy Fuel logoOn Tuesday morning, the Chicago Blackhawks announced a change in organizational structure. The team has reached a five-year agreement with the new Indianapolis Fuel to serve as their ECHL minor league affiliate.

Indy will replace the Toledo Walleye, who have been the Hawks’ ECHL affiliate since 2009.

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Injuries Impacting Western Conference Playoff Races

Toews hurt

Blackhawks fans watched Jonathan Toews skate off the ice in pain on Sunday night in Pittsburgh, and a roster already missing Patrick Kane and Bryan Bickell had another hole to fill.

Unfortunately for the NHL, the Hawks aren’t the only team missing a key player or two right now. And injuries to significant players could have a major impact on the postseason in the Western Conference.

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Jonathan Toews Hurt, Blackhawks Lose To Pens

Jonathan Toews was hurt by the hit above and did not return to the game on Sunday night. And, contrary to what the broadcast crew may have said immediately following the play, leaving your feet is not a clean hit.

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Senators Blast Blackhawks

The Blackhawks didn’t look very good in Boston on Thursday night.

They looked terrible in Ottawa on Friday.

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Blackhawks Shutout in Boston

Teravainen BergeronThe Blackhawks returned to the scene of their Stanley Cup triumph, but the Bruins weren’t willing to let the Hawks leave town as winners again. Tuukka Rask made 28 saves – all of the shots Chicago put on net – as Boston earned a 3-0 victory.

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A Look Ahead: Blackhawks Blue Line Prospects

With the signing of free agent college defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk, the Blackhawks organization is loaded with prospects on the blue line. How will they all shake out as this calendar year progresses?

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Teuvo Time: Blackhawks Down Stars

Teravainen

In the much-anticipated debut of Teuvo Teräväinen, the Blackhawks handled their business and earned two points in regulation against the visiting Dallas Stars.

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RIP Tim Sassone

Daily Herald Blackhawks beat writer Tim Sassone has passed away. As this great piece from the Daily Herald remembers, many morning for Hawks fans over the years began with Sassone’s words over a bowl of cereal or cup of coffee.

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Teuvo Teräväinen Debuts Tonight

Teuvo Teräväinen will make his NHL debut for the Blackhawks on Tuesday night.

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