Corey Crawford is not available for Tuesday night’s game against the Flyers because of an upper-body injury; coach Joel Quenneville indicated the netminder is day-to-day.
Antti Raanta will get the start, and the Blackhawks will recall Scott Darling from Rockford to serve as the backup. Darling has been exceptional for the IceHogs early this season, posting a 1.44 goals against average while making 55 saves against 58 shots (.948 save percentage).
On Monday morning, the NHL suspended Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov indefinitely from all club activities pending a formal investigation of an arrest this morning on charges of domestic violence.
Voynov, 24, averaged 22:18 per game and posted 30 points last season for the Stanley Cup champion Kings. He signed a six-year extension with the Kings in June of last year.
Jonathan Toews ended a frustrating night for the Blackhawks, scoring a game-winning short-handed goal in overtime to pick up the second point and send the United Center faithful home happy.
With Kyle Cumiskey in Rockford (he cleared waivers on Friday), the Blackhawks are down to seven defenseman and one of them will debut on Saturday. Michal Rozsival will return to the lineup when the Hawks face Nashville this weekend.
On Thursday morning the Blackhawks placed defenseman Kyle Cumiskey on waivers. If/When he clears, the Hawks will send him to Rockford; he has not dressed for a regular season game with the Hawks.
The next question is who loses his spot in Rockford, where the IceHogs already have eight defensemen on their roster. Ville Pokka, who was acquired from the Islanders with TJ Brennan in the Nick Leddy trade, and Dillon Fournier did not dress for the IceHogs opener.
The Blackhawks dominated every statistic except goals scored on Wednesday night, and a goal with less than 25 seconds remaining in overtime gave Jonas Hiller a hard-earned win.
The college hockey season has started, and the Blackhawks have nine players on the ice at universities all over the US. Let’s take a look at how the seasons have started for the Hawks’ college prospects.
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The Blackhawks welcomed the Sabres to the United Center for their first meaningful home game of the 2014-15 season, and handled their business with authority in a runaway victory.
A number of Chicago Blackhawks are on the cusp of reaching significant career milestones as they get set for their 2014-15 home opener. Let’s look at some of the regular season benchmarks on the horizon for a few of the Blackhawks’ best.
It took 65 minutes and three shots for the Blackhawks to emerge victorious in Dallas to open the 2014-15 season.