Blackhawks Announce Opening Night Roster, Subban Starting Goaltender

The Blackhawks have officially announced their opening night roster for the beginning of the 2021 regular season.

The Hawks will begin the new season with Malcolm Subban as their starting goaltender.

The key to this graphic, tweeted by the Blackhawks, is that these are the active skaters. Jonathan Toews, Kirby Dach and Brent Seabrook are not listed.

On Tuesday, the Blackhawks placed forward Alex Nylander (left knee) on long-term injured reserve and Zack Smith (back) on injured reserve.

9 thoughts on “Blackhawks Announce Opening Night Roster, Subban Starting Goaltender

  • January 13, 2021 at 12:02 pm
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    Looks like somebody have to be placed on ltir again today to create space to recall someone from taxi squad. Believe 5 est is cutoff on game day if they want a recall for next game.

  • January 13, 2021 at 12:14 pm
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    This is a great lineup.

    – No one.

  • January 13, 2021 at 12:18 pm
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    This ground may have been covered before and if so, I apologize. But aren’t the Hawks in a dilemma on defense for the Kraken expansion draft. They can keep three Dmen. As I understand it Keith and Seabrook have to be protected because of their contracts. That means we could only protect one of either Boqvist, Mitchell, Murphy, Zadorov, Beaudin, and deHaan.

    Who goes? Would the Kraken take one of the young guys we can’t protect or one of the decent vets, especially Murphy?

  • January 13, 2021 at 1:03 pm
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    Reg they can protect 7 fwds and 3 D or 8 skaters, in which case as long as nmcs are protected which is 2, 7, 88 and 19, then no limit on how many D or fwds ate protected.

  • January 13, 2021 at 1:16 pm
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    Reg – Boquist, Beaudin and Mitchell are all exempt from expansion draft

    Keith and Seabrook have to be protected so that leaves Z, DeHaan, Carlsson and Murphy as a risk to be exposed

    IMO one of DeHaan or Murphy gets traded at TDL or before

    If you go 7 and 3 then three of the above 4 D (if they are no trades) will be exposed unless they work out some kinda deal with Seattle to take someone else (looking at you Brent Seabrook)

    Or you can protect 8 and choose as many D men for that 8 as you want

    Stan didn’t seem very worried about who he’d lose so I think there’s a plan

  • January 13, 2021 at 1:19 pm
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    I see Subban gets the start tonight – that’s what I expected

    With the competition still wide open in goal the most veteran gets first crack

    Hopefully they rotate all 3 with Delia next and then Lank

    When AHL starts I expect Lank to go to Rock but I also expect he’ll be called up at some point – IMO he has most potential but we’ll see

  • January 13, 2021 at 4:17 pm
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    Go Hawks !!!!!

  • January 13, 2021 at 4:58 pm
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    Subban is gonna see a lot of rubber tonight , i see him getting pulled after the first 4 or 5 goals .

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