Player News - Blackhawks

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Look for Corey Crawford to start on Saturday.

Crawford returned from an upper-body injury on Thursday, but he served as the backup goaltender in that contest. He has a 1.66 GAA and .926 save percentage in four games this season.
Oct 31 - 12:46 PM

Scott Darling has been sent to the minors.

Darling was originally called up to help fill the void while Corey Crawford was injured, so he's being sent down now that Crawford is back. Darling made the most of his NHL stint though, posting a 1.98 GAA and .933 save percentage in three games.
Oct 31 - 12:44 PM

Kris Versteeg had a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-4 shootout victory against Ottawa.

He had contributed just one assist in his previous five appearances. Versteeg picked up a helper on Marian Hossa's 1,000th career point and he scored a beautiful goal in the first period.
Oct 31 - 11:36 AM

Jonathan Toews scored a pair of goals in Chicago's 5-4 shootout win over Ottawa on Thursday night.

He cashed in on a couple of rebounds. Toews doubled his goal output on the season to four and now he has eight points in 10 matches.
Oct 31 - 11:27 AM

Scott Darling earned the second win of his career Thursday night by making 28 saves on 32 shots in a 5-4 shootout win over Ottawa.

Darling didn't play as well as his first two starts, but did well in grinding out the victory by stopping all three Senators in the shootout. Darling's fantasy value still isn't very enticing considering Corey Crawford should return very soon to the Hawks net.
Oct 30 - 11:11 PM

Marian Hossa reached the 1,000 point plateau on Thursday night by collecting a goal and an assist in Chicago's 5-4 shootout win over Ottawa.

"What a special night, it's a great milestone," Hossa said after the game. "I'm really grateful to all the players that helped me achieve this." Hossa scored midway through the third period to crack the century mark in his 1,100th NHL game. He has five points through 10 games this season.
Oct 30 - 10:52 PM

Brad Richards is still trying to work out some kinks in his game with his new team.

"Right now, I'm trying to put together good shifts when I'm out there, and trying to buy into what Joel wants, and hopefully that will grab his attention," Richards said. He has been averaging 13:24 of ice time per game and has mostly skated on the third line. Richards has no goals, 22 shots and three assists in nine contests. The veteran forward feels it's a learning process and he'll get adjusted.
Oct 30 - 5:29 PM

Scott Darling will make his third straight start Thursday night for the Blackhawks.

He has posted a 1-1-0 record with a .966 save percentage and a 1.03 goals-against average in his previous two NHL outings. Darling was brought up from the minors when Corey Crawford was injured, but Chicago will have their number one goalie back in the lineup on Thursday. He will serve as Darling's understudy, which will place Antti Raanta in the press box.
Oct 30 - 12:44 PM

Corey Crawford will return to Chicago's lineup on Thursday night, but he'll serve as Scott Darling's backup against Ottawa.

Crawford is back to 100 percent after recovering from an upper-body injury. He missed five straight games due to the ailment. Look for him to start Saturday's game versus Toronto.
Oct 30 - 12:40 PM

Coach Joel Quenneville isn't concerned with Chicago's sluggish start to the year offensively.

"We feel it’s just a matter of time," he said. "We've had a couple of games where we had two or three goals in a game when we easily could have had five or six. It's still early. But one thing we don't have to worry about too often is production." Chicago ranks 23rd in the NHL with 2.33 goals per game, but they also sit first in the league with 38 shots for per contest.
Oct 29 - 1:06 PM

Marian Hossa failed to score a goal again after the Blackhawks suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of the Ducks Tuesday night.

Hossa has scored just once this season, back in Chicago's second game of the season, so he has now been held without a tally for seven straight contests. We know better than to get worked about small sample sizes when it comes to veterans, but his struggles are interesting nonetheless.
Oct 29 - 3:05 AM

Chicago netminder Scott Darling turned in a solid performance Tuesday, but was saddled with a loss after a 1-0 decision against the Ducks.

Darling has now surrendered just two goals on 58 shots in two contests replacing the injured Corey Crawford, but he has only one win to show for his troubles. It's unclear whether he or Antti Raanta will get the nod in Chicago's next game, but he definitely offers short term value in fantasy leagues.
Oct 29 - 3:02 AM

Brad Mills has been given a 20-game suspension by the AHL for violating the Performance Enhancing Substances Program.

The Binghamton Senators removed Mills from their lineup last week after he tested positive, so he's already served the first four games of that suspension. With that in mind, he'll be eligible to play on Dec. 12. The 31-year-old has played in 34 career NHL games.
Source: AHL.com
Oct 28 - 2:57 PM

Corey Crawford (upper body) might be able to make his return on Thursday.

Crawford will miss his fifth straight game Tuesday night. He has a 1.66 GAA and .926 save percentage in four contests in 2014-15.
Oct 28 - 1:19 PM

Scott Darling will probably start for Chicago on Tuesday.

Darling was the first goaltender off the ice Tuesday morning, which is usually a good indicator of who the starter will be. He won his NHL debut on Sunday.
Oct 28 - 12:26 PM


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