Player News - Blackhawks

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Michal Kempny and Michal Rozsival are expected to be scratched from Wednesday's match with Pittsburgh.

Through 48 games the rookie has posted eight points with 56 blocks and 76 hits. Rozsival meanwhile has three points with 23 blocks and 45 hits over 20 games to his credit this season.
Source: Wes Crosby
Mar 29 - 7:11 PM

Jordin Tootoo and Andrew Desjardins are expected to be scratched on Wednesday against the Penguins.

Unfortunately, there's just three points between these two veterans and Desjardins has the only goal. Tootoo has compiled 26 PIMs and 45 hits in 46 games this season. While Desjardins has posted 22 PIMs and 69 hits in 44 games.
Source: Wes Crosby
Mar 29 - 7:08 PM

Ryan Hartman will return to the lineup on Wednesday against the Penguins.

He's expected to skate to the left of Marcus Kruger and Marian Hossa on Chicago's third line. Hartman has posted 18 goals and 29 points with 68 PIMs in 70 games this season.
Source: Wes Crosby
Mar 29 - 7:05 PM

Tanner Kero will get another chance to play between Patrick Kane and Artemi Panarin on Wednesday night.

He had an assist and a plus-2 rating in that role in Monday's overtime loss to Tampa Bay. "Defensively he's in a good spot — he's usually in a reliable spot in his own end — he made a couple of nice plays offensively and didn't change his game too much," coach Joel Quenneville said.
Source: CSN Chicago
Mar 29 - 11:37 AM

Corey Crawford will start Wednesday night at Pittsburgh.

Scott Darling got the nod on Monday in a 5-4 OT loss to Tampa Bay after Crawford was pulled against Florida on Saturday night. Crawford has 30 wins along with a 2.56 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage in 50 starts this season.
Mar 29 - 11:31 AM

Ryan Hartman will likely be back in the lineup on Wednesday, according to coach Joel Quenneville.

He was scratched for Monday's match against Tampa Bay. Hartman has 18 goals , 29 points and 68 penalty minutes in 70 games this season.
Mar 29 - 11:28 AM

Matheson Iacopelli has agreed to a two-year contract with Chicago.

The deal will begin next season and runs through the 2018-19 season. Iacopelli will report to Rockford of the AHL. He produced 20 goals and 16 assists in 40 games during his sophomore season with Western Michigan University in 2016-17. He was selected in the third round (83rd overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.
Mar 28 - 1:57 PM

Patrick Kane got his 34th goal of 2016-17 Monday in a 5-4 OT loss to Tampa Bay.

He also had three shots on goal in 24:10 of ice time after he had a rough outing against Florida on Saturday. Kane has compiled 82 points in 76 games this year.
Mar 28 - 11:29 AM

Artemi Panarin scored his 25th goal of the year Monday night.

He opened the scoring at the 1:23 mark of the first period. However, Chicago squandered a 4-1 lead and lost 5-4 in overtime to Tampa Bay. Panarin didn't have a point in his previous three outings. He was riding a six-game point streak before that. He has 67 points in 76 matches.
Mar 28 - 11:26 AM

Chicago goalie Scott Darling made 25 saves during the Blackhawks' 5-4 overtime loss to the Lightning in Tampa Bay Monday night.

Darling was filling in for Chicago first-string Corey Crawford, who was unimpressive and was pulled in his previous game, a loss to the Florida Panthers. Darling started off fine but was shaky in the second period, when the Hawks blew their 4-1 lead and allowed the Lightning to tie the game at 4-4. Darling still has impressive numbers for a backup. He is 18-5-3, with a goals-against average of 2.23 and a save percentage of .927.
Mar 27 - 11:56 PM

Forward Nick Schmaltz had a pair of assists in the Chicago Blackhawks' 5-4 overtime loss in Tampa Bay Monday night.

The Hawks squandered a 4-1, second-period lead. Schmaltz assisted on goals by Tomas Jurco (first) and Richard Panik (21st). Schmaltz has 20 assists this season. Patrick Kane produced his 34th goal of the season for the Hawks and Artemi Panarin had his 25th.
Mar 27 - 11:50 PM

Ryan Hartman will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Hartman has had a pretty good season (18 goals in 70 games), but he's run into some penalty trouble in that last few games. Michal Kempny, Michal Rozsival and Dennis Rasmussen will also watch from the press box.
Mar 27 - 7:18 PM

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville thinks Artem Anisimov (lower body) will be ready for the postseason.

Anisimov was projected to miss three-to-four weeks as of March 15, so it would be a small victory if he plays at all for the rest of the regular season. Anisimov has 22 goals and 45 points in 64 games in 2016-17.
Mar 27 - 2:41 PM

Scott Darling will probably play between the pipes on Monday.

That would give Corey Crawford a game off after his rough outing where he allowed four goals on 25 shots to the Panthers before being pulled. Darling has a 2.23 GAA and .927 save percentage in 30 games this season.
Mar 27 - 12:15 PM

Jonathan Toews wants to see the Blackhawks play with a sense of urgency on Monday.

Statistically there won't be much on the line for the Blackhawks when they play against Tampa Bay on Monday as they've not only guaranteed their playoff spot, but Chicago will almost certainly finish with the best record in the Western Conference. All the same, it's important that the Blackhawks show some fight in response to their embarrassing 7-0 loss to Florida on Saturday. "Games like that we have to get out of our system and get back to trending in the right direction as we get close to the postseason," Toews said. "We can't let that complacency creep into our game."
Mar 27 - 9:36 AM


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