The Minnesota Wild came into the United Center and easily handed the Blackhawks their second regulation loss of the 2013-14 season.
The Blackhawks announced on Friday afternoon that forward Jeremy Morin has been recalled from Rockford. Morin has eight points (four goals, four assists) in eight games this season with the IceHogs.
The recall of Morin was one of three transactions announced by the Hawks on Friday. The team also placed defenseman Mike Kostka on IR (retroactive to Oct. 22) and agreed to terms on a one-year deal with forward Brad Mills, and recalled him as well.
A wild, back-and-forth game in Tampa ended with Martin St. Louis burying a rebound as the Lightning overcame an epic mistake to beat the Blackhawks 6-5 in overtime on Thursday night.
The Blackhawks announced yesterday that defenseman Mike Kostka will miss the next 4-6 weeks because of a lower-body injury, but they aren’t alone. Injury woes are starting to pile up all over the NHL, and will impact the Hawks competition in some significant ways.
Another third period lead evaporated, but the Blackhawks were able to score twice in the shootout to take two points from the Panthers in Florida on Tuesday night.
Yesterday we looked at how some of the Blackhawks’ top prospects that aren’t in Rockford (yet) are performing to start their new seasons. On Friday night (Oct. 25), three of those prospects will be on the Big Ten Network as Boston College (Kevin Hayes, Chris Calnan) travel to Minnesota (Justin Holl). BTN is going to be home to some great games, many of which will feature some of the Hawks’ top prospects. Click here for their complete television schedule for the 2013-14 season.
Now, let’s look at how the top prospects are performing in Rockford.
We’re getting closer to Halloween, and it’s been a couple weeks since we heard from many of the Blackhawks’ top prospects. How are they doing? Let’s take a look around the system.
On Sunday morning the Blackhawks sent rookie forward Joakim Nordstrom to Rockford. Ben Smith will likely see more ice time moving forward; there was not a corresponding call-up immediately announced.
The Blackhawks and Maple Leafs took the marquee on Hockey Night in Canada on Hockey Fights Cancer Night, and Chicago put together a complete, 60-minute victory.