Player News - Blackhawks

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The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired Kimmo Timonen from the Philadelphia Flyers for a 2015 second round draft pick, and a 2016 conditional draft pick.

The soon-to-be 40 year old defender has yet to play this season due to blood clots, but apparently is healthy enough for the Blackhawks to roll the dice on him. They'll take on what remains of his $2 million cap hit. In 77 games last season for the Flyers, Timonen had six goals, 35 points, 32 PIMs, 75 hits, 112 blocks, and 152 shots on goal.
Feb 27 - 8:10 PM

Dan Carcillo and Michal Rozsival will be scratched again versus the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday night.

Tonight will make three straight in the stands for Carcillo, who has played just 10 of his 37 games this season in 2015. He has collected just 49 PIMs and 36 hits when he has managed to hit the ice. Meanwhile this is Rozy's second straight game in the stands, and has just eight points and 81 hits through 49 games this season.
Feb 27 - 7:02 PM

Scott Darling will get the start against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday night.

Through Darling's first eight career NHL starts, he has posted a 6-2-0 record with seven quality starts and 16 goals against. He hasn't let the Hawks down yet, so play him while the iron's still hot.
Feb 27 - 6:04 PM

Marian Hossa earned a pair of assists in Chicago's 3-0 win over Florida on Thursday.

He had a hand in goals by linemates Brandon Saad and Jonathan Toews. The trio will be counted on even more down the stretch and during the playoffs with Patrick Kane sidelined for roughly the next 12 weeks.
Feb 27 - 11:19 AM

Corey Crawford coasted to an easy 20-save shutout over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night as the Hawks kicked off their first half of a back-to-back in the Sunshine State.

Crawford overcame a string of three straight losses, the last two in which he allowed four goals apiece. The veteran improves to 24-14-4 on the season with a .919 save percentage and 2.30 goals against average. It was his second shutout of the season. Scott Darling is the likely candidate to start on Friday night in Tampa Bay, unless Coach Q wants to keep the hot hand rolling on short rest.
Feb 26 - 11:36 PM

Brandon Saad was the first Blackhawk to fill the giant void left by injured teammate Patrick Kane, notching a goal and an assist in Chicago's 3-0 win over Florida on Thursday.

Saad has 19 goals and 42 points through 62 games this season, and collected his first points in three games. The 22-year-old is five points shy of the career high 47 points he managed last season.
Feb 26 - 11:19 PM

Tim Erixon will play in his seventh game as a Chicago Blackhawk on Thursday night against the Florida Panthers.

He has no points as a member of the Blackhawks, but he had a goal and six points in 19 games with Columbus before coming over.
Feb 26 - 7:34 PM

Dan Carcillo and Michal Rozsival will be scratched against the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.

Carcillo has played in just 10 of his 37 games this season in 2015, and it doesn't appear he'll be staying in the lineup consistently. He also has just 49 PIMs and 36 hits this season, not very much for a notable pest.
Feb 26 - 7:28 PM

Brad Richards will center Patrick Sharp and Kris Versteeg on Thursday night as they take on the Florida Panthers.

They'll make up Chicago's second line. Sharp shares the point lead for the line with Richards with 32 points, while Versteeg leads them with 13 goals. He also trails by just one point.
Feb 26 - 7:23 PM

Teuvo Teravainen will skate to the right of Andrew Shaw and Bryan Bickell on Thursday night against Florida.

They'll make up Chicago's third line, and it hardly even seems fair. Through 18 career NHL games, 15 earlier this season, Teravainen has a pair of goals and four points while skating and average of 11:35 per game.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 26 - 7:19 PM

Corey Crawford will get the start against the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.

Crawford owns a 23-14-4 record through 41 starts this season with .918 save percentage and a 2.36 GAA. He also has 28 Quality Starts, good for eighth most, and just three Really Bad starts. Lastly, the Hawks come in sitting just four points ahead of the Winnipeg Jets for the third playoff slot in the Central.
Feb 26 - 5:45 PM

Toronto has traded Spencer Abbott to Chicago in a minor-league deal.

He was dealt for defenseman T.J. Brennan, who had 25 goals and 72 points in 76 games for the Leafs' AHL affiliate last season. Abbott has seven markers and 24 points in 46 matches with the Marlies in 2014-15. He had 69 points in 64 AHL outings last year. He will report to Rockford.
Feb 26 - 5:08 PM

Patrick Kane underwent successful surgery to repair a left clavicle fracture.

The Blackhawks made the announcement Wednesday evening and said that Kane should make a full recovery in approximately 12 weeks. He was placed on long-term injured reserve earlier in the day. Kane was tied for the league lead in scoring with 64 points in 61 games prior to getting injured.
Feb 25 - 6:42 PM

Trevor van Riemsdyk (knee) has been sent down to the minors.

He has been sidelined since Nov. 16 because of a knee injury. His reassignment wasn't described as a conditioning stint, but that might be what it is. Van Riemsdyk skated in 18 games with Chicago before he was injured.
Feb 25 - 1:53 PM

Teuvo Teravainen has been summoned from the minors.

He was brought following Patrick Kane's injury, which is believed to be significant. That could mean that Teravainen will get a long look at the NHL level. He has two goals and four points in 15 games this season.
Feb 25 - 1:45 PM


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