Player News - Blackhawks

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Patrick Sharp’s two-point night wasn’t enough in the Blackhawks’ 3-2 loss to the Blues on Saturday.

Sharp began the scoring, with a power-play tally 1:02 into the game. Chicago was unable to beat Brian Elliott again until 2:37 into the third period, when Kris Versteeg did so, with help from Sharp and Brad Richards. Sharp has three goals and eight points this season. Marian Hossa and Patrick Kane picked up the other assists.
Oct 25 - 11:46 PM

Antti Raanta made 28 saves in Chicago’s 3-2 loss to St. Louis on Saturday night.

Raanta gave up three unanswered goals. After winning in his first start of the season, Raanta has now given up six goals over his last two, both losses. Corey Crawford is firmly entrenched as the Blackhawks’ starter, so Raanta should just see a handful of starts each month. Of course, that changes if Crawford continues to be nagged by an upper-body injury.
Oct 25 - 11:46 PM

With Corey Crawford banged up and Antti Raanta playing on Saturday, the Chicago Blackhawks seem primed to play Scott Darling against the Ottawa Senators on Sunday.

Both teams will be finishing back-to-back sets tomorrow. Darling, 25, has never played an NHL game before. He's 2-0-0 with a .948 save percentage so far this season. He spent time in the AHL and ECHL in 2013-14.
Oct 25 - 1:34 PM

For those of you waiting for Daniel Carcillo to explode and be assessed all sorts of major penalties, maybe you should come up with another plan.

In his second stint with the Blackhawks, Carcillo is playing very disciplined hockey. He has drawn more penalties than he has taken (5 to 1) and has kept his temper in check without losing effectiveness as a pest. Great for the Hawks and Carcillo himself. Bad for any hockey pool owners who were hoping for Carcillo to engage in his old shenanigans.
Source: CSN Chicago
Oct 25 - 1:15 PM

Corey Crawford has yet to skate after sustaining an upper-body injury earlier in the week.

Although on one level that may seem alarming, Chicago coach Joel Quenneville doesn't believe the injury is serious. He reiterated that Crawford's injury was a "short-term situation". For now, Antti Raanta starts in the Hawks' net.
Oct 25 - 12:53 PM

Antti Raanta will get the start in goal against the Blues Saturday night.

Starter Corey Crawford is still dealing with an upper-body injury and he will not play in Sunday's game against Ottawa either.
Oct 25 - 12:49 PM

Ben Smith scored his first goal of the season in Thursday's 3-2 loss to Nashville.

He gave the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead at the time. Smith has been averaging 14:12 of ice time per contest this season, which has included a key role on Chicago's penalty kill unit.
Oct 24 - 10:49 AM

Andrew Shaw potted his third goal of the young season on Thursday night in Nashville but the Hawks fell 3-2 to the Predators.

Shaw now has four points through six games as the 23-year-old is providing decent offense for the Blackhawks so far. He managed to notch 39 points in 80 games last season.
Oct 23 - 11:40 PM

Antti Raanta made 24 saves in a 3-2 loss in Nashville during his second game in charge for the injured Corey Crawford.

Raanta could not quite follow up the shutout he posted on Tuesday night, as he faced 27 shots and allowed James Neal to beat him three times. Raanta will try to redeem himself on Saturday night in St. Louis. Raanta is now 1-1 with a 1.51 goals against average and .949 save percentage.
Oct 23 - 11:31 PM

There's a chance that Scott Darling could get the nod for Chicago on Sunday against Ottawa.

Number one keeper Corey Crawford has been ruled out for the Blackhawks' two-game trip, so Antti Raanta is projected to start Thursday and Saturday against Nashville and St. Louis, respectively. We'll keep you posted as Crawford's status and Raanta's fatigue level will likely influence who gets the call.
Oct 23 - 11:27 AM

Corey Crawford (upper body) won't participate in Chicago's upcoming two-game road trip.

Crawford already missed Tuesday's contest due to the injury. He won't even travel with the team as the Blackhawks play in Nashville on Thursday and St. Louis on Saturday. They'll be back home for a game against Ottawa on Sunday.
Oct 22 - 1:27 PM

Corey Crawford (upper body) didn't attend Wednesday's practice.

Crawford was scratched from Tuesday's game due to the ailment. Chicago is scheduled to play against on Thursday and his status for that contest is unknown at this time.
Oct 22 - 12:37 PM

Patrick Sharp had two helpers in a 4-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers Tuesday.

He had assists on both of Patrick Kane's power-play goals. Sharp has registered six points in six games this campaign. If there's one complaint about his start to the 2014-15 season it's that Sharp has two goals on a whopping 29 shots. However, fantasy owners probably aren't concerned with that right now.
Oct 22 - 10:02 AM

Bryan Bickell picked up a goal and an assist in Chicago's 4-0 blanking of Philadelphia on Tuesday.

He also was credited with a game-high six hits. Bickell has three points in his last two outings after going pointless in his previous three contests. He has elevate his offensive game in the playoffs the past two years, but in the regular season it's still difficult to trust his contributions. Still, he's worth keeping an eye on in case he gets streaky.
Oct 22 - 9:51 AM

Patrick Kane netted a pair of goals for the Blackhawks Tuesday night as part of a 4-0 shutout win over the Flyers.

With five points in as many games to begin the season, Kane is performing exactly as expected on draft day. The Hawks also received contributions from Brandon Saad and Bryan Bickell in the victory, as each recorded a goal and an assist in the win.
Oct 22 - 12:31 AM


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