Player News - Blackhawks

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Chicago goalie Corey Crawford made 27 saves in the Blackhawks' 5-2 triumph over the visiting Carolina Hurricanes Monday night.

Crawford is one of the top goalies in the NHL. His record is 25-14-4. His goals-against average is 2.29 and he has a .920 save percentage. Crawford has won two consecutive games after a rough stretch in which he lost three consecutive games.
Mar 2 - 11:38 PM

Star center Jonathan Toews notched three points in the Blackhawks' 5-2 victory over the visiting Carolina Hurricanes Monday night.

The Chicago captain scored his team's first two goals -- his second on a shorthanded shift 44 seconds into the second period -- to give him 21 on the season. He also produced his 32nd assist of the campaign on Marian Hossa's 18th goal. Brandon Saad (20th) and Marcus Kruger (sixth) also picked up goals for the winners.
Mar 2 - 11:23 PM

Michal Rozsival will draw back into the lineup Monday night versus the Hurricanes.

Rozsival was scratched the previous two games but with Johnny Oduya not able to play, Rozsival will get back out there Monday night. However, with the Hawks acquisition of Kimmo Timonen, things don’t appear to be looking better for Rozsival to stay in the lineup once Oduya returns. He has a goal and seven assists in 49 games played in the 2014-2015 season.
Mar 2 - 8:15 PM

Daniel Carcillo will be a healthy scratch Monday night when the Blackhawks host the Hurricanes.

The fourth line veteran will sit out for a fourth consecutive game Monday night against Carolina. He has four goals and eight points in 37 games this season, but what usually drives his fantasy value is his ability to rack up penalty minutes, however, he’s only recorded 49 of them this season. With that being said, he no longer carries any fantasy value.
Mar 2 - 8:12 PM

Teuvo Teravainen will be in the lineup Monday when the Blackhawks take on the Hurricanes.

The Hawks traded Ben Smith for Andrew Desjardins earlier in the day freeing a spot up for Teravainen to fill Monday night. This won’t continue as Desjardins will likely suit up going forward, but the 20-year-old will get a chance to show his skills off one more time Monday. He’s posted three goals and two assists in 17 games this season and his future appears to be bright in one of the better organizations in the league.
Mar 2 - 8:10 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired Andrew Desjardins from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Ben Smith.

Desjardins has five goals and eight points in 56 games in 2014-15. He's scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer while Smith still has another season left on his contract with an annual cap hit of $1.5 million. Given that the Blackhawks are in a difficult cap position as far as the 2015-16 campaign is concern, this move makes a lot of sense on their end. The Sharks will also retain half of Desjardins' remaining salary, which gives Chicago enough room to keep Teuvo Teravainen on its active roster.
Mar 2 - 1:03 PM

Kimmo Timonen will make his Chicago debut Monday night.

He was paired with Brent Seabrook during Sunday's practice. Timonen is eager to get back into game action and play his first game of the year since being sidelined with blood clots. "It's been a long process, six or seven months," Timonen said. "The last couple weeks I've been able to skate and practice, but again, I haven't played a game for a while."
Mar 2 - 10:37 AM

Patrick Sharp spoke out on Sunday about rumors regarding his personal life on social media and talk radio this week.

"It is laughable, it's comical," Sharp said. "But when it affects your family, when you've got two little girls at home and your parents are calling you, it takes a toll." Sharp denied rumors that he has been at the forefront of issues in the dressing room. Three sources told the Chicago Sun-Times the same thing earlier in the week. Sharp said he's considering legal action.
Mar 2 - 9:41 AM

Corey Crawford will be in goal for Chicago on Monday.

Scott Darling was between the pipes for Friday's 4-0 loss to the Lightning. Crawford posted a 20-save shutout against Florida in his last outing and he'll get the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night.
Mar 2 - 9:30 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks are likely to insert Kimmo Timonen into their lineup on Monday night.

The 39-year-old hasn't played at all this season because of blood clots in his lung and leg but the Hawks believe he's ready to make his debut. It's hard to say how much he will be able to contribute down the stretch, but the Hawks obviously believe he will have a positive impact on the team.
Mar 1 - 2:10 PM

Expect Antoine Vermette to suit up in Monday's game against Carolina.

The Hawks acquired Vermette from Arizona on Saturday and although he didn't practice on Sunday, he will probably jump in and play as Chicago's second line center right away. The 32-year-old has 13 goals and 35 points in 63 games this season.
Mar 1 - 2:06 PM

Duncan Keith is not at Chicago's practice on Sunday.

The reason for his absence isn't known just yet. He is likely just taking a therapy day. The 31-year-old played 22:32 in Chicago's last game on Friday night.
Mar 1 - 12:52 PM

Antoine Vermette will not practice with the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.

The Blackhawks acquired Vermette from the Coyotes late Saturday night so he probably just needs some time to get everything settled in his new city. With Patrick Kane out for an extended period of time, Vermette should get ample opportunity to produce with his new team.
Mar 1 - 12:31 PM

Patrick Sharp's agent doesn't believe the Chicago Blackhawks will trade his client before the March 2nd trade deadline.

"Stan Bowman doesn’t ever want to trade Patrick Sharp," Sharp's agent Rick Curran said. "Having said that, what happens over the summer is something all clubs have to go through, with respect to the cap." Many "insiders" have reported that Sharp is indeed available and the Chicago Sun-Times specifically names Detroit and Washington as being interested in his services. The 33-year-old has a limited no-trade clause in his contract that allows him to submit a list of 10 teams he is willing to go to if the Hawks do plan on dealing him.
Mar 1 - 10:41 AM

Chicago Blackhawks General Manager Stan Bowman believes that acquiring Antoine Vermette makes sense for his team.

"There’s always a premium at this time of year when you’re acquiring players as rentals, and that’s the way the league works," Bowman said. "And you have to look at the individual players in the deal and whether that makes sense, and you weigh all the factors and then you move forward." It is a steep price to pay for a forward who will be an unrestricted free-agent at the end of the season, but the Hawks had little choice after they lost Patrick Kane to injury. It's unclear where Vertmette will fit in Chicago's lineup.
Mar 1 - 10:35 AM


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