Player News - Blackhawks

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Marian Hossa extended his point streak to three straight games on Sunday night.

He scored an empty-net goal against Vancouver to give him two markers and three assists in his past three outings. Hossa has 18 goals and 30 points in 43 matches this campaign after he scored just 33 points in 64 contests last year.
Jan 23 - 11:37 AM

Richard Panik had a goal and an assist in Sunday's 4-2 win over Vancouver.

His 11th marker of the season opened the scoring and his ninth assist helped snap a six-game goalless slump for Jonathan Toews. Panik also had three shots, two hits and two blocks in the contest.
Jan 23 - 11:20 AM

Corey Crawford made 26 saves on 28 shots to guide the Blackhawks to a 4-2 victory over Vancouver on Sunday night.

Crawford improves to 18-10-3 this season with a 2.52 goals against average and .919 save percentage. The veteran is 6-4-1 since returning last month from an injury.
Jan 22 - 11:43 PM

Jonathan Toews notched a goal and three assists on Sunday to take down Vancouver by a score of 4-2.

Toews scored the winning goal and added an assist on the insurance marker, both in the final two minutes of the third period. Toews now has eight goals and 18 assists in 40 games this season.
Jan 22 - 10:39 PM

Jordin Tootoo and Michal Rozsival will be scratched against the Canucks on Sunday.

Tootoo is still searching for his first points of the season through 35 games where he's picked up 16 PIMs and 31 hits. Rozsival meanwhile has collected a point with 20 blocks and 34 hits in 14 games.
Jan 22 - 3:56 PM

Marcus Kruger (hand) skated Sunday morning, but didn't take part in line rushes.

He also did some solo faceoff work at the end of the session. Kruger has been out of action since December 30th with a hand injury. At least he appears to be making some progress now. That said, there is still no timetable for his return to action.
Jan 22 - 12:19 PM

Corey Crawford will get the start Sunday against Vancouver.

He was fisrt off the ice in Sunday's practice. Crawford has been struggling lately but will be facing an offensively-challenged Vancouver squad. We would start him Sunday.
Jan 22 - 12:15 PM

Michael Latta was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday for Cameron Schilling.

Latta will report to AHL Rockford. The 25-year-old had posted six points and 67 PIMs in 29 games for AHL Ontario prior to the deal. He has not played in the NHL yet this season.
Jan 21 - 7:07 PM

Vince Hinostroza registered an assist in Friday's 1-0 win over the Boston Bruins.

He helped set up Marian Hossa's late, game-winning goal. The 22-year-old has three points in his last two contests, and he's up to six goals and seven assists in 39 contests this season. He has no value in standard fantasy leagues.
Jan 21 - 11:59 AM

Tanner Kero picked up an assist in Friday's 1-0 win over the Boston Bruins.

He got the primary assist on Marian Hossa's goal in the third period. Kero has been relatively productive over the last little while. He's racked up four points in his last two games and six in his last six. The 24-year-old is producing right now, but don't expect this kind of offensive output throughout the rest of the season.
Jan 21 - 11:55 AM

Scott Darling stopped all 30 shots he faced in Friday's 1-0 win over the Boston Bruins.

The Blackhawks were finally able to break a scoreless tie when Marian Hossa made it 1-0 with under two minutes remaining in regulation. Darling has won each of his last two decisions and he owns a 12-4-2 record in 2016-17. He'll enter his next appearance with a 2.21 goals-against-average and a .928 save percentage.
Jan 20 - 9:55 PM

Marian Hossa scored the only goal in Chicago's 1-0 win over the Boston Bruins.

Hossa found the back of the net at the 18:34 mark to give the 'Hawks the lead and the win. Tonight's goal put Hossa in 37th place on the NHL's all-time goal list with 516. The veteran now has 17 goals and 29 points in 42 games this season. Tanner Kero and Vincent Hinostroza picked up the assists on Chicago's only goal.
Jan 20 - 9:52 PM

Andrew Desjardins and Michal Rozsival will be scratched against the Bruins on Friday.

Through 28 games so far this season Desjardins has posted no points along with 44 hits, while seeing an average of 9:23 of ice time. Rozsival meanwhile has posted a point along with 20 blocks and 34 hits in 14 games.
Source: Matt Kalman
Jan 20 - 6:26 PM

Corey Crawford is not worried about his recent struggles.

"Every guy goes through it," Crawford said. "There's not one goalie in the league, in history, that's ever gone through full season without some sort of down during the year. It's almost impossible to do that." He feels he needs to read plays better in order to get back on track. Chicago will start Scott Darling on Friday night to give Crawford a breather.
Jan 20 - 9:12 AM

Scott Darling will play between the pipes on Friday.

Darling last started in a game on Jan. 6, so he could use the work to stay fresh. He has a 11-4-2 record, 2.34 GAA, and .924 save percentage in 20 contests this season.
Jan 19 - 1:47 PM


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