Hail To The Viktors: Tikhonov, Svedberg To Debut Friday

The Blackhawks will make a couple lineup adjustments after their opening night loss to the New York Rangers.

Viktor Tikhonov is expected make his Blackhawks debut, and skated with Bryan Bickell and Andrew Shaw during the morning practice. The 27-year-old last appeared in the NHL with the Coyotes, appearing in 61 games during the 2008-09 season.

Viktor Svedberg, who was recalled after the opener, is expected make his NHL regular season debut in place of David Rundblad. The tall defenseman appearedĀ in five preseason games.

Corey Crawford will start on Friday, with Scott Darling likely to make his 2015-16 debut on Saturday.

5 thoughts on “Hail To The Viktors: Tikhonov, Svedberg To Debut Friday

  • October 9, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Hopefully Tikhonov will play better (seemed very mediocre) than he did during the pre-season. I thought Svedberg played well and certainly deserves a chance. He was paired up with Seabrook and I thought they played decent together.

    Halak is injured (again) so hopefully we will see the first of many Hawks Vik’tories tonight!

  • October 9, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Wisniewski tore his ACL for Carolina last night and is out for a long time. Maybe that’s a landing spot for Rundblad.

  • October 9, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Kings settled with Richards. 16 year settlement. Whatever the settlement number per year is, goes on top of the recapture penalty.

    If the Hawks didn’t have the whole Kane debacle I’d say bring him in on a PTO. See what he’s got.

  • October 9, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    How can Svedberg be in the NHL? He cannot move. God get rid of him now.

  • October 9, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    The Hawks started playing some hockey midway though the 2nd quarter.
    I liked the Viktors all in all. Promising outing for both of them. I also liked TVR and Teravainen which is a great thing after their rookie seasons. Improve in your 2nd year.

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