Player News - Blackhawks

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Tomas Jurco is being given a fresh start in the Second City.

The young veteran winger was traded from Detroit to Chicago for a 2017 third round draft pick. The 24-year-old is pointless through 16 games this season.He has 15 goals and 39 points in 159 career NHL games.
Feb 24 - 5:38 PM

Jeff Glass was waived on Friday by the Blackhawks.

This is not surprising as he's been signed as organizational depth, and not immediate support for Chicago. Expect him to pass through waivers and report to AHL Rockford.
Feb 24 - 2:45 PM

Niklas Hjalmarsson exited Thursday's game against Arizona due to an upper-body injury.

He was hurt in the first period and wasn't able to return after his fifth shift of the game. The Blackhawks knew he wasn't feeling 100 percent going into the contest, so coach Joel Quenneville dressed seven defensemen as a "precaution." Still, the team did believe he was fine to play. An update on his status may come on Friday.
Feb 24 - 10:20 AM

Jonathan Toews contributed two helpers Thursday in a 6-3 victory versus Arizona.

He has generated four goals and seven assists during a five-game point streak. Toews has been scorching hot in February with 16 points in nine matches.
Feb 24 - 10:14 AM

Ryan Hartman produced a goal and added an assist in a 6-3 win against Arizona on Thursday night.

He has tallied five goals and six points in nine games this month. Hartman is up to 15 goals, 26 points and 53 penalty minutes in 56 matches this season.
Feb 24 - 10:11 AM

Nick Schmaltz notched a goal and an assist in Thursday's 6-3 win over Arizona.

He opened the scoring in the contest just 37 seconds into the first period. Schmaltz added an assist on Michal Rozsival's first goal of the season early in the second period to give Chicago a 4-3 lead. The rookie forward has only posted 16 points in 2016-17, but he has nine points in the past seven games.
Feb 24 - 10:08 AM

Corey Crawford allowed three goals on 37 shots in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Arizona Coyotes.

Crawford allowed all three goals in the first period, but he was able to shut the door the rest of the way. The 'Hawks goalie has six wins in his last eight games even though he's allowed three goals in five of those contests. He has a 24-13-3 record with a 2.58 goals-against-average and a .917 save percentage in 2016-17.
Feb 23 - 11:57 PM

Patrick Kane scored a hat trick in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Arizona Coyotes.

This game had a wild first period, as the two teams combined to score six goals in the first period and they went into the second frame tied 3-3. Kane netted one of those goals in the first 20 minutes and added one more in each of the last two periods. Kane finished the game with a plus-2 rating and five shots on goal in 21:09 of ice time. Kane is up to 23 goals and 63 points in 61 games this season.
Feb 23 - 11:50 PM

Andrew Desjardins, Jordin Tootoo and Vince Hinostroza will be scratched against the Coyotes on Thursday.

Through 34 games this season Desjardins has posted a point along with 15 PIMs and 52 hits. Tootoo meanwhile has no points with 21 PIMs and 31 hits in 36 games.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 23 - 7:08 PM

Corey Crawford will get the nod Thursday night.

Crawford has won five of his last six decisions. He has a 23-13-3 record, 2.57 GAA, and .917 save percentage in 39 contests this season.
Feb 23 - 11:54 AM

Jeff Glass has agreed to a two-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks.

The deal runs through the 2017-18 season. Glass has a 5-4-1 record with a 2.38 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage in 10 appearances with Chicago's AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, this year.
Feb 23 - 10:33 AM

Richard Panik produced a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-3 win against Minnesota.

He has accumulated four goals and three helpers over a four-game point streak. Panik has amassed 13 points in the last 12 contests. He has 31 points in 60 games this campaign.
Feb 22 - 11:18 AM

Nick Schmaltz racked up three points in Tuesday's 5-3 win over Minnesota.

He notched a goal, two assists and a plus-5 rating in the match. Schmaltz has collected seven points in the last six games, while skating alongside a surging Jonathan Toews. The 20-year-old rookie currently has 14 points through 41 games.
Feb 22 - 11:14 AM

Corey Crawford turned aside 29 of 32 shots in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Minnesota Wild.

The win allows the Blackhawks to pull to within five points of the Wild for top spot in the Central Division. Crawford has now won five of his last six decisions. He has a 23-13-3 record with a 2.57 goals-against-average and a .917 save percentage. The 'Hawks will need him to be dominant if they're going to pass the Wild before the end of the season.
Feb 21 - 11:59 PM

Jonathan Toews picked up an incredible three goals and two assists in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Minnesota Wild.

That's some kind of performance from the 'Hawks captain, as he was directly involved in every one of Chicago's goals. To make his night even more impressive, both of his assists were of the primary variety. He finished the game with a plus-5 rating and four shots on goal in 19:45 of ice time. Toews has been red-hot since late-December and it doesn't look like he's going to be slowing down anytime soon. He's now picked up nine points during his current four-game point streak and he's scored at least one point in seven of his last eight contests. He's up to 15 goals and 42 points in 51 games this season.
Feb 21 - 11:50 PM


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