Player News - Blackhawks

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Niklas Hjalmarsson left Friday night's game in the third period with an apparent hand/wrist injury.

Chicago coach Joel Quenneville does not believe it is a serious injury but we will have to wait and see. Consider Hjalmarsson day-to-day for now.
Mar 28 - 12:31 PM

Scott Darling stopped all 13 shots he faced in Friday's 5-2 loss to Columbus.

Darling entered the game late in the first period after Corey Crawford gave up four goals in just over 15 minutes. Darling didn't allow a goal the rest of the way, but Columbus did add an empty netter with him on the bench in favour of the extra attacker.
Mar 27 - 11:18 PM

Corey Crawford was pulled in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Crawford allowed four goals on 13 shots in less than one period of action. He was pulled after being beaten by Jackets' forward Cam Atkinson on a shorthanded breakaway. Crawford just didn't have it tonight and he should be able to move on and bounce back from this performance. The 30-year-old has lost back-to-back starts and his overall record falls to 30-17-5 on the season. Scott Darling entered the game in relief of Crawford.
Mar 27 - 11:15 PM

Jonathan Toews scored a goal in Chicago's 5-2 win over Columbus on Friday night.

Six of the seven total goals in this contest were scored in the first period. Jackets' forward Cam Atkinson added an empty netter in the third, but that was it for goals scored after the first frame. Toews had just one assist in his last four contests, so it was nice to see him chip in offensively even if it came in a loss. The 26-year-old has 24 goals and 61 points in 74 games this season. Brandon Saad scored the other goal for Chicago.
Mar 27 - 11:12 PM

Kyle Baun will be scratched against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night.

It's not quite clear when the Colgate University stand-out Kyle Baun, grandson of Toronto Maple Leafs' legend Bobby Baun, will make his NHL debut. But it seems reasonable to assume that it'll be soon in an effort to burn one of Baun's years off his entry-level contract.
Mar 27 - 8:20 PM

Michal Rozsival will be scratched against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night.

While Rozsival may no long have much fantasy value, he's still put up a nice season considering he's seen mostly third pairing minutes. Through 58 games this season he has a goal, 11 points, 79 blocks, and 97 hits.
Source: Evan Sporer
Mar 27 - 6:57 PM

Corey Crawford will get the start against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night.

Crawford comes in with a 30-16-5 record, a .925 save percentage and a 2.22 GAA through 51 games this season. He also owns 36 Quality Starts against just three Really Bad Starts. Crawford's 10-2-1 with just 24 goals against in 13 career starts versus Columbus.
Mar 27 - 5:46 PM

Joakim Nordstrom is projected to be out for about a week with an upper-body injury.

He was injured on Wednesday night and didn't practice on Thursday. Nordstrom doesn't have any fantasy value.
Mar 27 - 10:57 AM

Daniel Carcillo sat out practice on Thursday because of an upper-body injury.

He is listed as day-to-day. Carcillo played on Wednesday against Philadelphia and he fought Pierre-Edouard Bellemare in the match. The Blackhawks didn't say if the fight is what caused his injury.
Mar 27 - 10:54 AM

Michael Paliotta has signed a two-year, entry-level contract with Chicago.

The third-round pick of the Blackhawks in the 2011 draft notched nine goals and 36 points in 41 games with the University of Vermont this past season. The defenseman led his team in scoring.
Mar 27 - 10:49 AM

Kyle Baun has agreed to terms with the Chicago Blackhawks on a two-year, entry-level deal.

The grandson of Toronto Maple Leafs legend Bobby Baun will report to Chicago this season and burn one those years, but he won't be eligible to play in the playoffs. Baun was a highly sought-after college free agent, who produced 39 goals and 40 assists in 113 games for Colgate University over the past three seasons.
Mar 26 - 4:26 PM

Joakim Nordstrom sustained an injury Wednesday night and he left the game.

He was hit hard into the boards by Philadelphia blueliner Nicklas Grossmann early in the third period. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Mar 26 - 1:07 PM

According to reports, Chicago is the favorite to sign college free agent Kyle Baun.

The 22-year-old forward is viewed as the top NCAA target for NHL clubs during this free agency period. In his third season with Colgate University, Baun registered 14 goals and 29 points in 38 games.
Mar 26 - 12:28 PM

Chicago goalie Corey Crawford turned aside 28 shots as the Blackhawks were upset 4-1 by the Flyers in Philadelphia Wednesday night.

It was a rare subpar performance from Crawford. In his previous 12 games, he was 7-1-1 with a 1.43 goals-against average. On Monday night, he came up with 43 saves in a 3-1 triumph over the Carolina Hurricanes. He has been one of the premier fantasy goalies in the NHL all season. His record is now 30-16-5 with a 2.22 GAA and a .925 save percentage.
Mar 25 - 10:57 PM

Forward Andrew Shaw spoiled Steve Mason's shutout attempt in the Chicago Blackhawks' 4-1 loss to the Flyers in Philadelphia Wednesday night.

Shaw scored the Hawks' only goal of the night at 2:24 of the third period. Duncan Keith and Brandon Saad drew the assists, their 34th and 25th of the season, respectively. The Hawks took 35 shots on Mason, the Flyers' goalie. Niklas Hjalmarsson and Patrick Sharp led Chicago in shots with four each.
Mar 25 - 10:53 PM


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