Player News - Blackhawks

Date: Team: Pos:

Marcus Kruger moved up to the second line Tuesday between Marian Hossa and Ryan Hartman.

"I like playing in the offensive zone more, but I don't worry too much about it," said Kruger, who normally is deployed in defensive situations. "I try to play the same game no matter what line I'm on. We want to play better than this past weekend." He has accounted for two goals and seven points in 28 games this year.
Dec 7 - 11:18 AM

Brent Seabrook sustained an upper-body injury in Tuesday's game versus Arizona.

He left after he got tangled up with Jordan Martinook near the boards in the second period and fell hard on his back. Seabrook grabbed his head as he lay on the ice before getting up and getting off under his own power. He will be re-evaluated on Wednesday.
Dec 7 - 11:13 AM

Marian Hossa has scored 14 goals this season through 27 games after he finished 2015-16 with 13 goals in 64 contests.

He potted two goals on Tuesday night against Arizona to give him 513 career markers, which ties him with Jeremy Roenick for 38th on the NHL's all-time list. It's been a great bounce-back year for the veteran winger.
Dec 7 - 10:57 AM

Patrick Kane raised his point streak to four games with another helper during Tuesday's 4-0 win over Arizona.

Kane has recorded one helper in each game during the streak. He's now up to 19 assists and 27 points in 28 games thus far.
Dec 7 - 1:03 AM

Ryan Hartman picked up the eighth point of his career during Tuesday's 4-0 win over Arizona.

Now through 23 games this season, 31 for his career, Hartman has five goals and seven points. He's loaded with talent, but it doesn't appear that he's figured out the NHL just yet.
Dec 7 - 1:02 AM

Richard Panik netted his 12th point of the season during Tuesday's 4-0 win over Arizona.

Panik got off to such a torrid start, but with just 12 points in 28 games thus far, we'd expect him to continue to be better suited for the waiver wire.
Dec 7 - 1:00 AM

Artem Anisimov stayed hot, scoring his 11th goal of the campaign during the 4-0 win over Arizona.

He's now up to 23 points in 27 games this season. Through 244 games with the New York Rangers, his original club, the pivot scored 46 goals. Through 103 games now with Chicago he's potted 30 with an 18.3% to 10.3% shooting percentage difference.
Dec 7 - 12:59 AM

Dennis Rasmussen picked up the sixth goal of his career during Tuesday's 4-0 win over Arizona.

It was his second goal of the season, giving him four points in 25 games thus far. With only 13 points in 69 career games through age-26, we wouldn't expect much in the way of offensive contributions from him.
Dec 7 - 12:56 AM

Marian Hossa has played with five teams in his illustrious career, and now has made his indelible mark on two team's record books.

Hossa spent the first seven years of his career in Ottawa, scoring 188 goals and 390 points. Now into his eighth campaign with Chicago, Hossa has matched that point total after his 173rd and 174th goals of his time with the Blackhawks during Tuesday's 4-0 win over Arizona. He only needed 21 extra games to reach the mark, too. It won't be long now until Hossa reaches 400 points with a single team now, which deserves its own celebration. Lastly, he has 14 goals and 20 points in 27 games this season.
Dec 7 - 12:54 AM

Scott Darling was the apple of all of Chicago's eyes during his 4-0 win over the Coyotes.

He only had to make 22 stops but with Corey Crawford expected to miss most if not all of December, this is certainly a delight. It was Darling's first shutout of the year, and the third of his career. His record now stands in at 5-2-1 with a 2.39 GAA and a .919 save percentage.
Dec 7 - 12:49 AM

Michal Rozsival will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Arizona Coyotes.

The veteran has suited up in just nine games this season. This is his third straight game in the press box. Michal Kempny will also sit tonight.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 6 - 8:41 PM

Scott Darling will be in goal Tuesday versus Arizona.

He lost back-to-back games this past weekend after he was pressed into action due to an emergency appendectomy for Corey Crawford. Darling has 4-2-1 record this season with a 2.71 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage. He will see plenty of starts while Crawford is sidelined for about two-to-three weeks.
Dec 6 - 12:53 PM

Jonathan Toews (back) is expected to stay off the ice for another few days.

Coach Joel Quenneville is optimistic that Toews will be available to play next week when Chicago visits New York. It doesn't sound like he is expected to play in Chicago's three games this week as a result of this news.
Dec 6 - 12:49 PM

Corey Crawford (appendectomy) has been moved to injured reserve.

He is retroactive to Dec. 3 after he had an emergency appendectomy over the weekend. Crawford is expected to miss two-to-three weeks, so this was just a procedural transaction for the Blackhawks.
Dec 6 - 11:55 AM

Patrick Kane recorded an assist in Chicago's 2-1 loss to Winnipeg on Sunday.

Kane is on a three-game point streak. He has eight goals and 26 points in 27 contests in 2016-17.
Source: CSN Chicago
Dec 5 - 10:49 AM


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