On Sunday afternoon, the Blackhawks announce that they have placed forward Kris Versteeg on long-term injured reserve.
By definition, this means Versteeg cannot play for at least 24 calendar days and 10 regular season games (retroactive in this case to Jan. 1). Placing Versteeg on LTIR will give the Blackhawks some additional salary cap flexibility, though.
Versteeg, 28, has been out since getting hit in the hand by a shot during the Winter Classic on New Year’s Day. He has 27 points (9G, 18A) in 34 games this season. The Hawks have called up Dennis Rasmussen to fill the roster spot for the upcoming road trip.
In the middle of the All-Star Game, the Blackhawks announced that they have recalled forward Dennis Rasmussen from Rockford.
Rasmussen, 24, has 16 points (eight goals, eight assists) in 44 games with Rockford this season. He will wear number 70 for the Blackhawks.
On Saturday, the NHL announced the return of the World Cup of Hockey.
On Saturday, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the three planned outdoor games for the 2015-16 season.
The Minnesota Wild will host the Chicago Blackhawks in a Stadium Series game at TCF Bank Stadium, the football stadium for the University of Minnesota, on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2016.
On Saturday morning, the NHL released the player assignments for the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition.
On Friday, the NHL and NHLPA announced a new partnership with GoPro.
Safe to say this relationship is a win for the fans.
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According to a report from Crain’s on Thursday, Rocky Wirtz has plans to give the area surrounding the United Center a significant facelift.
During last night’s broadcast, Bob McKenzie told NBC Sports Network’s audience that the Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche will host games as part of next season’s Stadium Series. The Blackhawks will reportedly face the Wild in the elements next year.
David Rundblad scored for a second straight night, but it took 65 minutes and a couple rounds of a shootout for the Blackhawks to subdue Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins.