Early Friday morning, the Blackhawks made three roster moves.
Patrick Kane was placed on LTIR, effectively ending his regular season. He will miss 10 games and 24 days at minimum with the designation.
To take his place, the Blackhawks officially recalled forwards Jeremy Morin and Teuvo Teräväinen.
Teräväinen will wear number 86.
The Blackhawks have signed college free agent center Matt Carey to a two-year, entry-level contract.
Carey, 22, scored 18 goals and posted 19 assists in 38 games with St. Lawrence University (ECAC). He is listed at 6-0 and 195 pounds, and previously played for the Toronto Jr. Canadiens and Hamilton Red Wings (OJHL).
According to College Hockey News, Carey’s entry-level contract will begin this season; he will effectively take Patrick Kane’s roster spot. He will reportedly join the Blackhawks as early as Friday, and could play this weekend.
With news that Patrick Kane’s ankle/knee injury could end his regular season, the concern becomes how well Kane will bounce back from the injury.
On Thursday morning, Boston College forward Kevin Hayes was named one of 10 finalists for the 2014 Hobey Baker Award. Hayes, the Hawks first round pick in the 2010 NHL Draft, posted 24 goals and 32 assists in 37 games for BC this season.
Fans can vote for Hayes here: http://www.hobeybaker.com/awards/the-hobey-baker-memorial-award/vote
Michal Handzus played in his 1,000th game in the NHL. Coach Joel Quenneville won his 700th in the NHL. Patrick Sharp collected his 300th assist. And the Blackhawks moved back into second place in the Central Division with a dominant 4-0 win over the first place St. Louis Blues.
On Wednesday morning, the Blackhawks announced they have agreed to a two-year extension with forward Brandon Mashinter.
Mashinter, 25, was acquired on Dec. 6 when the Hawks
gave up on traded Kyle Beach to the Rangers. He has 23 points (11 goals, 12 assists) in 34 games with Rockford.
The Hawks scored twice in the first four minutes in Philadelphia, but fell 4.2 seconds short of a shootout opportunity and lost to the Flyers 3-2.
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Brandon Saad will not travel with the Blackhawks to Philadelphia for Tuesday night’s game. He is suffering from an upper-body injury; his final shift came with just under eight minutes left in the second period on Sunday.
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Marian Hossa returned from injury and scored his 25th goal of the season as the Hawks handled Detroit 3-1 on Sunday night.
On Sunday, Teuvo Teräväinen’s Jokerit team’s season came to an end. He is now available to come to North America and join either the Rockford IceHogs or, more likely, the Chicago Blackhawks.
Teräväinen posted 44 points (nine goals, 35 assists) in 49 games with Jokerit this season. He was also the leading scorer at the World Junior Championships and led Finland to the gold.