When the Blackhawks take the ice on Tuesday night against the Florida Panthers, Ryan Hartman will be skating in the place of Richard Panik.
Panik has five goals and nine assists through 30 games this season; three of his goals have come on the power play. He’s been brutal lately, having recorded only one point in his last 11 games. Compounding his lack of points is a lack of shots reaching the net; Panik has been credited with only 15 shots on net over those 11 contests.
Hartman hasn’t been in the lineup since he racked up six penalty minutes against Washington on Dec. 6. He failed to put a point on the board in the first nine games in November before putting up four points over three games to end the month and begin December. Hartman has four goals and 10 assists in 27 appearances this season.