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Niklas Hjalmarsson | Defenseman | #4

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/6/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 197
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 4 (108) / CHI
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Niklas Hjalmarsson (personal) will not return on Thursday.
Hjalmarsson also missed Tuesday's game. He has five goals and 18 points in 73 games this season. Apr 6 - 4:34 PM

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Niklas Hjalmarsson (personal) won't play Tuesday night.

Coach Joel Quenneville said Hjalmarsson is back home "dealing with family matters." The Blackhawks defender and his wife are expecting their second child.
Apr 4 - 3:14 PM

Niklas Hjalmarsson will return to action Sunday afternoon against the Wild.

He missed Friday night's game against the Red Wings for precuationary reasons. If you need Hjalmarsson, activate him now as Sunday's game starts at 12:30 pm EDT.
Mar 12 - 12:03 PM

Niklas Hjalmarsson will be a healthy scratch against Detroit on Friday

The veteran defender along with Johnny Oduya are being held out for "precautionary" reasons, per coach Joel Quenneville. Which isn't to suggest there's an injury to report, rather that they could use some pacing down the stretch. The defender they call "Jammer" has suited up 61 times this season with 14 points and 157 blocks to his credit.
Mar 10 - 6:17 PM

Niklas Hjalmarsson will pair with Johnny Oduya in Thursday's match with the Ducks.

Through 60 games this season Hjalmarsson has posted 14 points along with 156 blocks. He and Oduya will combine to create Chicago's second defensive unit.
Mar 9 - 6:23 PM

Niklas Hjalmarsson (upper body) has been taken off the injured reserve list.

Hjalmarsson was already projected to return on Thursday, so this can be seen as further confirmation. He last played on Feb. 23.
Source: CBS
Mar 8 - 6:08 PM

Niklas Hjalmarsson (upper body) should return on Thursday.

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville predicted that Hjalmarsson will be available, though he first needs to be activated off the injured reserve list. Hjalmarsson last played on Feb. 23.
Mar 8 - 2:56 PM

Niklas Hjalmarsson (upper body) is on track to play Thursday.

He felt good after Monday's skate and he will be on the ice again Tuesday. Coach Joel Quenneville thinks there's a good chance that Hjalmarsson will play against Anaheim.
Mar 6 - 5:07 PM

Niklas Hjalmarsson is hoping to return to the lineup sometime next week.

Hjalmarsson has already missed three straight games and he'll also sit out tonight's clash against the Predators. He's still day-to-day for now.
Source: CSN Chicago
Mar 4 - 10:21 AM

Niklas Hjalmarsson (upper body) will miss the next three games.

He isn't expected to play at all this week and he hasn't resumed skating since leaving last Thursday's game with an apparent back injury.
Feb 28 - 6:54 PM

Niklas Hjalmarsson (upper body) won't play in Sunday's match with the Blues.

Through 60 games this season he has five goals and 14 points along with 156 blocks. He sits 12 points and 10 blocks away from matching career highs. He is considered day-to-day, for now.
Feb 25 - 1:11 PM

Niklas Hjalmarsson exited Thursday's game against Arizona due to an upper-body injury.

He was hurt in the first period and wasn't able to return after his fifth shift of the game. The Blackhawks knew he wasn't feeling 100 percent going into the contest, so coach Joel Quenneville dressed seven defensemen as a "precaution." Still, the team did believe he was fine to play. An update on his status may come on Friday.
Feb 24 - 10:20 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks suffered their worst loss since 2011 on Friday night.

The Capitals dominated them 6-0 last night. It's the first time the Blackhawks lose a game by six goals or more since Nov. 19, 2011 when they dropped a 9-2 decision to the Edmonton Oilers. "We just pretty much did everything we said we wouldn't do, or weren't supposed to do," defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson said. "That was one of those two or three games that you have a year that you're just being outplayed really bad and that was probably as outplayed as I've been in a long time."
Jan 14 - 12:06 PM

Niklas Hjalmarsson set a new personal high for goals in a season with his fifth of the year on Sunday night.

He also added an assist and finished with a plus-3 rating in 25:04 of ice time during Chicago's 5-2 win over Nashville. Hjalmarsson has collected 11 points in 42 games this campaign.
Jan 9 - 11:45 AM

With his third goal of the season during Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Devils, Niklas Hjalmarsson sits just a goal shy of matching his career high for a season.

That's right, Hjalmarsson has yet to post a nickle's worth of goals in a season. He has just 21 for his career. He now has six points on the season as well.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 03:11:00 AM

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5Vince Hinostroza
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2Ryan Hartman
3Nick Schmaltz
4Dennis Rasmussen
5Andrew Desjardins
6Tyler Motte
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2Marian Hossa
3Richard Panik
4Jordin Tootoo
5Tomas Jurco
6Kyle Baun
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Brian Campbell
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5Johnny Oduya
6Trevor van Riemsdyk
7Michal Kempny
8Michal Rozsival
9Gustav Forsling
G1Corey Crawford
2Scott Darling
3Jeff Glass