Player News - Blackhawks

Date: Team: Pos:

Artem Anisimov has undergone surgery on his right wrist.

He is projected to return to "full hockey activities" in 6-8 weeks. Anisimov produced 20 goals and 42 points in 77 games during his first season with Chicago in 2015-16.
May 3 - 4:12 PM

Artemi Panarin has been selected as a Calder Trophy finalist.

No rookie put up more goals or more points than the 'Hawks rookie. Panarin excelled on a line with Artem Anisimov and Patrick Kane. The 24-year-old finished the year with 30 goals and 77 points in 2015-16. He might be the slight favorite to win the award ahead of Connor McDavid and Shayne Gostisbehere.
May 2 - 7:37 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks have signed Luke Johnson to a three-year, entry-level deal.

Johnson had 11 goals and 21 points in 43 games with the University of North Dakota in 2015-16. He was taken with the 134th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Apr 29 - 6:21 PM

Mark McNeill will probably get a shot at an NHL roster spot next season.

GM Stan Bowman said that he Blackhawks will take long looks at McNeil, Ryan Hartman, Vincent Hinostroza, Tanner Kero at training camp. Kyle Baun, Tyler Motte and defenseman Ville Pokka could be players to watch out for as well. "We're going to need some of those guys to step forward," Bowman said. "I'm not sure (who are) most likely at this point. We don't really handicap it. We're looking for those guys to have good summers and come in prepared to show us they're NHL players."
Apr 29 - 9:01 AM

Andrew Ladd can become an unrestricted free agent in July, but he appears to be open to giving the Blackhawks a discount on his services.

"I'm at the point in my career where I can make decisions based on being in a good situation and at the end of the day, I don't think it's all about money for me," Ladd, said. "It's about being in a good place for my family and being on a team that's going to contend every year. You'd be crazy not to want to be a part of this group, this organization and we'll see what happens." He made $4.5 million this past season and he could demand much more than that on the open market.
Apr 28 - 9:16 AM

Andrew Shaw will be a restricted free agent in the off-season.

Coach Joel Quenneville called Shaw "irreplaceable" and Shaw wants to be back too, but GM Stan Bowman has a tricky situation to navigate when it comes to the team's salary cap. "I don't have an answer for you right now," Bowman said. "We certainly like what Andrew brings to the table. There are just some things that have yet to be determined in terms of what's the salary cap going to be. We'll get that number over the next two months and once we get that, we'll make it work and put a team together that fits and is competitive. Certainly, we'd like to try and do what we can to bring him here." Shaw has won two Stanley Cups with the Blackhawks and he generated 34 points in 78 games this past campaign.
Apr 28 - 9:10 AM

Artemi Panarin will join Team Russia for the 2016 World Championships.

Panarin had 30 goals and 77 points in 80 contests in his rookie season with the Chicago Blackhawks. He went on to score another two goals and seven points in seven playoff contests. On the international stage, he also played for Team Russia in the 2015 Worlds, finishing with 10 points in 10 contests.
Apr 27 - 5:34 PM

Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman didn't rule out the possibility of buying out Bryan Bickell.

That's not to suggest that Chicago will buyout Bickell, just that the team is weighing its options. Bickell has one campaign left on his contract with a cap hit of $4 million. He had just two points in 25 contests in 2015-16.
Apr 27 - 12:58 PM

Chicago will probably be looking for a defenseman in the off-season.

Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook and Niklas Hjalmarsson are the stalwarts, while Trevor van Riemsdyk emerged as a trustworthy player in 2015-16. The Blackhawks need more depth at the position and Teuvo Teravainen has been mentioned as a possible trade chip to land a blueliner.
Apr 27 - 8:52 AM

Duncan Keith registered an assist in Game 7 versus St. Louis on Monday night.

His helper came on a power-play goal by Andrew Shaw, which tied the game at 2-2 in the second period. The Blues recorded the only goal in the third to knock out the defending Stanley Cup champions. Keith led all skaters with 33:34 of ice time in the match and he finished with a minus-2 rating. He had five points and a plus-3 rating for the playoffs.
Apr 26 - 9:58 AM

Marian Hossa potted his third goal of the playoffs on Monday night in a 3-2 loss to St. Louis.

He got the Blackhawks on the board late in the first period after the Blues jumped out to a 2-0 lead. Hossa had a slow start to the postseason, but he finished strong with a four-game point streak (three goals, two assists). Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to get Chicago into Round 2, as St. Louis advanced with the Game 7 victory.
Apr 26 - 9:51 AM

Chicago goalie Corey Crawford made 23 saves in the Blackhawks' 3-2 playoff-eliminating loss to the Blues in St. Louis Monday night.

Crawford's career record in Game 7 of playoff series fell to below .500, at 2-3. The 31-year-old veteran finished the post-season with a goals-against average of 2.54 and a save percentage of .907.
Apr 26 - 12:17 AM

Andrew Shaw scored his fourth goal of the postseason Monday night but he and the Chicago Blackhawks were eliminated from playoff contention as they were edged 3-2 by the Blues in Game 7 of their first-round series in St. Louis.

The Blackhawks were ousted in the first round for the first time since the Coyotes defeated them in 2012. The Hawks are the first defending Stanley Cup champions to lose in the first round since the Boston Bruins were eliminated in 2012. Marian Hossa was Chicago's other goal scorer Monday. It was his third goal of the postseason. Hossa did his best to keep the Hawks alive, driving five shots on St. Louis goalie Brian Elliott.
Apr 26 - 12:13 AM

Michal Rozsival will be a healthy scratch in Game 7 against the Blues on Monday night.

Rozsival played in the first four games of the series, but the Hawks opted to replace him with David Rundblad. The 37-year-old has no points and a minus-3 rating in the series. Tomas Fleischmann, Viktor Svedberg, Brandon Mashinter, Christian Ehrhoff and Michael Leighton will also be healthy scratches.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 25 - 8:32 PM

Corey Crawford will be between the pipes for Game 7 against the Blues on Monday.

The Blackhawks battled back to force Game 7 after trailing 3-1 in the series. The 31-year-old has a 2.46 goals-against-average and a .911 save percentage in the 2016 playoffs. Postseason experience is certainly on the Blackhawks' side, but St. Louis will have home-ice advantage.
Apr 25 - 6:31 PM


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