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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.
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

Jeremy Morin will be looking to cement his spot in the lineup now that Daniel Carcillo is projected to miss the next four weeks with a knee injury.

He played well on Chicago's fourth line, with Marcus Kruger and Ben Smith, during Sunday's win over Ottawa. "He keeps working hard," coach Joel Quenneville said. "I think that even when he does play those minutes, he still does some things that you like. He just keeps waiting for the opportunity, and it's going to be here now and I look forward to him taking advantage of it." He has no points and 11 shots in five appearances this season.
Oct 28 - 8:03 AM

Corey Crawford (upper body) skated again Sunday.

He has been on the ice for the past couple of days and he might be available to return at some point this week. The Blackhawks will assess where Crawford is at after Monday's practice. He has missed the last four games because of an upper-body injury.
Oct 27 - 12:00 PM

David Rundblad was back in Chicago's lineup on Sunday.

He had been relegated to the press box since he played against Calgary on Oct. 15. Rundblad posted one shot and he saw just 6:34 of ice time in a 2-1 win over Ottawa. He replaced Michal Rozsival in the lineup.
Oct 27 - 11:56 AM

Daniel Carcillo is expected to miss about four weeks due to an apparent knee injury.

He was injured in Saturday's match against St. Louis when he appeared to hyperextend his knee on a hit from the T.J. Oshie. The Blackhawks may place him on long-term injured reserve, so they can bring up Joakim Nordstrom or Peter Regin. Carcillo has one goal, 14 shots and nine hits in seven games.
Oct 27 - 11:53 AM

Patrick Kane produced his 500th career point in Sunday's 2-1 victory over Ottawa.

He picked up an assist on a goal by Jonathan Toews in the second period to reach the milestone. Kane has three goals and seven points in eight games this campaign.
Oct 27 - 11:46 AM

Jonathan Toews tallied his second goal of the season in Sunday's 2-1 win against Ottawa.

The Blackhawks captain has six points in eight games. He opened the scoring in the match just 21 seconds into the second period when he cashed in on a wraparound chance. Toews was also dominant in the faceoff circle, winning 68 percent of the 25 draws he took.
Oct 27 - 11:43 AM

Brent Seabrook scored the game-winner in Chicago’s 2-1 win over Ottawa on Sunday.

The goal was Seabrook’s first of the season, and it was scored on the power play. The win snaps Chicago’s two game losing streak. Jonathan Toews scored the other goal for the Blackhawks. Patrick Kane picked up his 500th point in the game.
Oct 26 - 9:46 PM

Scott Darling allowed one goal on 33 shots in Chicago’s 2-1 over Ottawa on Sunday night.

The start was Darling’s first in the NHL. Darling is with the big club because Corey Crawford is out with an injury. The 25-year-old was signed as a free agent this off-season. Despite his solid performance, Darling is nothing more than organizational depth.
Oct 26 - 9:42 PM

Dan Carcillo injured in his knee in Saturday's loss to the St. Louis Blues.

Carcillo was injured after taking a hit from Blues' forward T.J. Oshie in the third period. Hawks' coach Joel Quenneville said that Carcillo could miss several weeks.
Oct 26 - 11:19 AM

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