The preliminary rosters for Friday night’s Blackhawks game in Montreal have been released. Unfortunately for Hawks fans hoping to read between the lines early in the day, Chicago listed 23 skaters.
Fans can be certain of who will be available in net for the two teams, though. Scott Darling and Mac Carruth will be in net for Chicago, while Montreal will have Carey Price and Zach Fucale between the pipes.
Up front, the Hawks might be led by Teuvo Teravainen and Marko Dano. Andrew Desjardins, Viktor Tikhonov, Ryan Garbutt, Kyle Baun and Dennis Rasmussen are also listed.
There are eight defensemen listed by the Hawks in advance of tonight’s game. Viktor Svedberg and David Rundblad could play in their third consecutive preseason game. Trevor Daley, Erik Gustafsson, Ville Pokka, Sam Jardine and PTO players Jan Hejda and Lubomir Visnovsky are also on the preliminary roster.