Player News - Blackhawks

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Corey Crawford stopped 14 of 18 shots for Team Toews in the second period during Sunday's All-Star game.

Crawford put forth a solid effort, but sometimes the puck just has eyes. Through 30 regular season games, Crawford is 18-10-2 with 67 goals against. Meanwhile the Blackhawks are third in the Central with 62 points, three behind division-leading Nashville.
Jan 25 - 7:11 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks have recalled Dennis Rasmussen from the minors.

Rasmussen is in his first pro season in North America. The 24-year-old had 40 points in 52 games in the Swedish Hockey League last season. He has eight goals and 16 points in 44 games with Rockford in 2014-15.
Jan 25 - 7:10 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks have placed Kris Versteeg on injured reserve.

Versteeg has been out with a hand injury since January 1st. The Hawks' forward was originally supposed to miss four weeks, but Chicago head coach Joel Quenneville hinted that Versteeg could be out longer.
Jan 25 - 7:04 PM

Jonathan Toews will skate on his team's first line with Flyers' forward Jakub Voracek and Rangers' forward Rick Nash in Sunday's All-Star game.

Ryan Getzlaf will center Tyler Seguin and Vladimir Tarasenko on Team Toews' second line. The third line is made up of Patrice Bergeron, Patrik Elias and John Tavares. The fourth line will see a rotating center play with Filip Forsberg and Johnny Gaudreau.
Jan 25 - 3:29 PM

Patrick Kane is excited about the return of the World Cup of Hockey.

The NHL made the announcement on Saturday afternoon. The event will start next fall, and will be held in Toronto. "Watching guys Mike Modano, Chris Chelios, Brian Leetch [and] Mike Richter win that World Cup was pretty amazing," Kane said on Saturday afternoon. "Hopefully I get the chance to represent the United States, and I think the tournament itself will be very competitive. I think we all have a lot of pride in playing for our country and being able to be part of something as special as this, especially in a hockey hotbed like Toronto, I think it’ll all come together and be a great tournament."
Source: CSN Chicago
Jan 25 - 9:30 AM

Patrick Kane won the accuracy shooting event at the NHL All-Star skills competition.

Kane, a member of Team Foligno, hit all four targets in 13.529 seconds to help his squad earn the extra bonus point for the fastest time. Team Foligno earned four of five possible points in this one. Team Toews’ Ryan Getzlaf defeated Bobby Ryan, while Team Foligno took home the rest: Nick Foligno beat Patrice Bergeron, Radim Vrbata topped John Tavares and Kane edged out Jonathan Toews. Team Foligno holds a commanding 10-1 lead.
Jan 24 - 8:18 PM

Brent Seabrook is excited to be skating in his first NHL All-Star game.

"It’s a lot of fun to be here. I’m really excited, I’m really honored that the fans voted me in," said Seabrook. "It’s my first one, so it’s nice to have some guys to help me with a few things. They’ll probably be more lax with things than I will be, but I’m looking forward to it." The 29-year-old has seven goals and 25 points in 47 games this season.
Source: CSN Chicago
Jan 24 - 9:21 AM

Blackhawks' prospect Stephen Johns will miss two to three weeks because of a knee injury he suffered on Monday night.

Johns suffered the injury while playing for Chicago's AHL affiliate in Rockford. The 22-year-old was the Blackhawks' second round pick in 2010. He hasn't played in an NHL game so far in his career. This is his first full-season as a pro. He spent the previous four years in the NCAA with Notre Dame.
Jan 24 - 9:18 AM

Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews were on opposite sides during Friday night's All-Star game player draft.

Toews was the captain of his own team, while Kane was an assistant captain on Nick Foligno's team. The two Blackhawks' teammates were clearly enjoying their fun rivalry. "I don’t think I really even have to comment on that," said Toews when asked who drafted the better All-Star team. Patrick Kane and Duncan Keith are on Team Foligno, while Toews, Brent Seabrook and Corey Crawford are on Team Toews.
Jan 24 - 9:08 AM

Corey Crawford was selected by teammate Jonathan Toews' team during Friday's NHL All-Star player draft.

The Blackhawks are well-represented in the All-Star game, and Toews, Crawford and Brent Seabrook are all on the same team. They will go up against Team Foligno and teammates Patrick Kane and Duncan Keith. Roberto Luongo (FLA) and Jaroslav Halak (NYI) were also selected by Team Toews.
Jan 23 - 10:18 PM

Team Toews selected Phil Kessel with their first pick in the NHL All-Star player draft, but they later traded him to Team Foligno for Tyler Seguin.

The two teams made the comical trade because of the Kessel-Seguin swap that occurred between Boston and Toronto a few years ago. Ryan Getzlaf and Rick Nash were Toews' assistant captains. Tyler Seguin (DAL), Jakub Voracek (PHI), John Tavares (NYI), Vladimir Tarasenko (STL), Patrice Bergeron (BOS), Patrik Elias (NJ), Tyler Johnson (TB) and Filip Forsberg (NSH) are the forwards for Team Toews. Filip Forsberg and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins both received cars because they were the last players selected on their respective All-Star teams. Johnny Gaudreau (CGY) and Mike Hoffman (OTT) are the rookies on Team Toews.
Jan 23 - 10:10 PM

Kris Versteeg (hand) could be sidelined for more time than the Blackhawks originally thought.

He has been out of action since Jan. 1 and was expected to miss four weeks, but coach Joel Quenneville said Wednesday that, "It's probably going to be a little bit more than that." Versteeg has nine goals and 27 points in 34 games this year. He was a great fit alongside Patrick Kane and Brad Richards, but fantasy owners will have to wait a little longer to get him back in the lineup.
Jan 22 - 1:51 PM

Jonathan Toews earned an assist in Wednesday's 3-2 shootout win over Pittsburgh.

He also won 15 of the 22 faceoffs he took in the match. He extended his point streak to seven consecutive contests with his 28th helper of the year. Toews has picked up one goal and eight assists over that span.
Jan 22 - 1:41 PM

Chicago goalie Corey Crawford was outstanding Wednesday night, sparking the Blackhawks to a 3-2 shootout victory over the Penguins in Pittsburgh.

Crawford, after receiving the night off Tuesday, returned to the Hawks' net and turned in a gem, steering away 33 Pittsburgh shots in regulation and overtime. He improved his record to 18-10-0 in the process. Crawford's goals-against average is an impressive 2.26 and his save percentage is .921. His win Wednesday ended his losing streak at two. He had given up eight goals in those two starts. But he returned to his winning ways Wednesday and there's no reason to suspect that won't do more good than harm for the Hawks and in fantasy leagues after this weekend's all-star break.
Jan 21 - 11:03 PM

Veteran forward Marian Hossa scored a goal and assisted on another in the Chicago Blackhawks' 3-2 victory over the Penguins in Pittsburgh Wednesday night.

Hossa's goal, scored on a power play at 2:41 of the second period, was his 10th of the season. It gave Chicago a 2-0 lead. Hossa notched his 24th assist of the season on the game's opening goal, scored by Chicago defenseman David Rundblad at 6:56 of the first period. It was Rundblad's third goal of the season. Brandon Saad assisted on Hossa's goal and posted a team-high seven shots on net.
Jan 21 - 10:45 PM

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