Blackhawks Recall Wyatt Kalynuk, Place Riley Stillman On IR

Blackhawks defenseman Riley Stillman went down with an ugly leg injury on Sunday night in Vancouver and has been place in injured reserve.

On Monday, the Blackhawks recalled defenseman Wyatt Kalynuk to replace him on the active roster.

In four games with the IceHogs this season, Kalynuk has one goal and two assists. He scored four goals with five assists in 21 games for the Blackhawks last season.

20 thoughts on “Blackhawks Recall Wyatt Kalynuk, Place Riley Stillman On IR

  • November 22, 2021 at 11:28 am

    Tough luck for Stillman, hope he is back soon. Good to get a chance to see if Kalynuk can build on late season run last year.

  • November 22, 2021 at 1:29 pm

    What a bad break, he seemed to be improving with every game he played. Who does Gus take out next?

    Come back soon Corey!

  • November 22, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    Hopefully Kalynuk plays and is not just here as insurance

    Assuming he does play then someone else doesn’t – maybe C Jones misses another game or Gus comes out – I’m hoping for the latter

    I didn’t see last night’s game but read the reports/stats and the comments here

    It seems after being outplayed for two periods on the road in the second half of a back to back and relying on their goalie to keep them tied they found their legs in the third and according to King played their best period since he took over

    How many times did we see the reverse with JC as coach – the Hawks outplaying tired teams for 2 periods but not capitalizing on their chances and in the process making whatever goalie look like a HOF candidate then seeing that team they let hang around for 2 periods find their legs in the 3rd score on a tipped shot and then shut down the Hawks to steal a win

    The fact that this Hawks team turned the tables on that narrative is progress even if by all accounts it was ugly progress

  • November 22, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    Wrap, Sorry you missed that 3rd period last night. It was a team finally getting it and playing with discipline and purpose until McCabe,s dumb and lazy penalty. Tomorrow night will be a good test against a hard playing hot team. You know when the Bruin announcers are marveling on what a great team that the Bruins are playing,you are hot and playing well because they rarely compliment any Bruin opponent.

  • November 22, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    The commenters on the blogs have been wanting Kalynuk all year. I thought he was good last year but am not as enthused as the posters have been. He has 21 games of experience. He could be a key part of the future but it’s hard to see where he is a difference maker right now. Let’s hope that he is. He does have offensive talent.

    S. Jones is a top player, but really needs to clean a couple things up. He’s had some really bad TOs the last couple games.

  • November 22, 2021 at 3:11 pm

    TW – that’s very good news about what you saw in the third last night

    They’ll need all of that and more to hang with the Flames tomorrow

  • November 22, 2021 at 4:19 pm

    TimW its easy to see McCabe’s penalty as lazy but in all fairness he played almost 44 and half not easy at all minutes in last 2 nights. More than likely his legs were abandoning him, he didn’t allow Pearson to get buy and go in for what would have been a very good scoring chance likely, he made a split second decision and all worked out in the end.

  • November 22, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    Agree with Ian regarding McCabe’s penalty. He looked gassed, as did most of the team yesterday. Back to backs are going to cripple this current roster until we can establish some real depth. That’s why we have MAF for games just like this one. Holding Fluery back for 2nd of the two was a wise move.

  • November 22, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    I’ll give McCabe a break on that one, he was probably gassed. Gus must be carrying a lucky charm or something, just when you think you can replace him something else happens to somebody. It’ll be good to see how Kalynuk plays.

  • November 22, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    It really sucks for Stillman. He was very effective out there. He was a physical presence. I hope he comes back soon. As for Kalynuk, he was such a great surprise, last year. I was looking forward to him building on last year. Now, with him back in the line-up, I hope he just picks up where he left off and is a solid offensive/defensive threat. Especially on the PP. He would be great on the PP2 Unit.

  • November 23, 2021 at 9:50 am

    Kid had an impressive start last year… so far – in limited viewing this season… not as impressive.

    We will see if Dent/system makes any difference… but in general- Hawks Offense is much less impressive so far compared to last year…

  • November 23, 2021 at 10:31 am

    Attacking quickly in transition is a big part of the modern game. Murphy, CDH, and McCabe do not skate well enough to regularly join the rush. They are like 1975 defenseman and that is one (of many) reasons why for most of the year we have been punchless 5 on 5.

    Kalynuk skates well and has nose for finding open ice. We need guys like him (especially now that the horseman are turning out to be more like 5 cent ponies).

  • November 23, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    Looks like Kalynuk a scratch along with Kurashev and Gaudette again. Strome with Toews and Hagel. Hardman Borgstrom Kubs together. C. Jones and Gus the 3rd pairing. MAF starting again.

  • November 23, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    I wonder what the deal is with Gaudette and why they won’t give him a legitimate shot to win a spot? They put out the positive info in training camp about him overcoming his health issues and putting on muscle and then he can’t get a sniff. Something is up.

  • November 23, 2021 at 3:19 pm

    By the comments of King, Gus staying in lineup unless he gets hurt or traded. Commented that Gus’s play since King took over has forced him to leave him i the lineup, forcing him to increase his ice time and making it hard to scratch him.

    TimW almost makes you think Gaudette doesn’t make his case in practice or something. Seems like he isn’t even a consideration to go in at this point. Hope they can find somebody to hive them a late pick or fringe player who can help a bit.

  • November 23, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    All reports I have read for weeks indicate Gaudette is, and has been, on the trade block. Little interest from others. Apparently not much more interest for Strome – even mid-round pick.

    Hawks apparently don’t feel Gaudette is worth the time either.

  • November 23, 2021 at 5:18 pm

    Chicago Tribune reporting Hawks and Beach will start mediation for a settlement next month.

  • November 23, 2021 at 6:11 pm

    @Ian….Silent Spot

    The comment by King about Gus and the fact that they can’t get assets for either Strome or Gaudette
    is reason enough to get an organization revamp from top to bottom.

    The Hawks are averaging a little over 2 goals per game under King and that was against 3 bottom feeders in the league, Pitt minus Malkin/Sid, a Pred team playing a back to back and the Oilers who
    aren’t great defensively.

    From here thru X-Mas we have one gimme in Montreal, the rest of the schedule is really tough. The
    Hawk management will know by the middle of December what this team is and should then start playing players to get all the assets they can.

  • November 23, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    1) Play Gaudette
    2) Dach threw some nice ones but left himself open for some.
    3) Do not try and clear the puck on your backhand.

  • November 23, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Kane has to put that clear on someone’s stick that close to his own blueline or send it in deep. Simple hockey.

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