Blackhawks Rumors & News

  • Blackhawks pull off shootout win over Stars

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks right winger Patrick Kane practiced a new shootout maneuver against backup goaltender Scott Darling during Thursday's morning skate. Kane crossed from left to right and paused in front of the crease before flipping a backhand shot. "It ended up working..." March 24

  • Donald Fehr: Players won't concede in Olympic stalemate

    ESPN "The NHL should not be waiting for the players to give up something in return for Olympic participation, National Hockey League Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr told ESPN on Thursday. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said earlier this week that if things stayed status quo,..." March 23

  • Chicago Blackhawks Sign Tanner Kero To Two-Year Extension

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Chicago Blackhawks have decided Tanner Kero has done enough to stick around, as they have signed him to a two-year extension that will run through 2018-19. The 24-year old was set to become a restricted free agent this summer, and would have been eligible for salary arbitration. The financials..." March 23

  • Sedins lift Canucks past Blackhawks in OT

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- At 36 years old, twin brothers Daniel and Henrik Sedin are on the downslope of their careers. But whatever the Sedins have lost in youth and athleticism, they have gained in knowledge and experience. The veteran duo's craftiness was on full display as they led the Vancouver..." March 22

  • Bettman: 'Assume' NHL not going to Olympics

    TSN "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman is advising fans to brace for the 2018 Winter Olympics to take place without NHL players in Pyeongchang. Speaking to Reuters in New York on Tuesday at the Sports Business Summit, Bettman said “people should assume” the NHL is not going to play in..." March 21

  • Hossa out with lower-body injury, but it’s not serious, says Quenneville

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Chicago Blackhawks visit the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, and they’ll do so without Marian Hossa in their lineup. Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville told reporters prior to the game that Hossa is out with a lower-body injury. He did add, however, that the injury is not believed to..." March 19

  • Blackhawks stun Avalanche with third-period binge

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- For the better part of 50 minutes Sunday night, it appeared the Chicago Blackhawks' winning streak had reached its end. But in a span of 34 seconds, everything changed, as a flurry of sudden offense allowed the Blackhawks to keep rolling. The Blackhawks went from down two goals to..." March 19

  • Patrick Kane isn't taking sides in women's team's fight with USA Hockey

    Chicago Tribune "As one of the faces of Team USA, Patrick Kane has kept tabs on the rift between the U.S. women's national team and USA Hockey that threatens the Americans' participation in the upcoming women's world championships. Team USA said last week it would boycott the tournament, beginning March 31 in..." March 19

  • Hartman's OT goal lifts Blackhawks past Maple Leafs

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Chicago Blackhawks are making a strong move in the standings when it counts the most. When Ryan Hartman scored at 4:43 of overtime Saturday night, it gave the Blackhawks their fourth win in a row and 11th in their past 13 games. During this stretch, they overtook the..." March 18

  • Panik's late goal powers Blackhawks to victory

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- It must be almost spring. The Chicago Blackhawks are heating up. The Blackhawks, winners of three Stanley Cups in the last seven years, claimed their third victory in a row when Richard Panik's power play goal with 3:01 left in regulation gave them a 2-1 decision over the Ottawa..." March 16

  • Artem Anisimov out 3-4 weeks; Nick Schmaltz to assume his role

    Chicago Sun-Times "Nick Schmaltz isn’t Artem Anisimov. Schmaltz is more of a playmaker, a speedy and skilled guy with a knack for making jaw-dropping passes. Anisimov is more of a power forward, a big body who makes his living just outside of the crease, screening goalies and banging home rebounds. But when..." March 15

  • Blackhawks take division, conference lead with 4-2 victory

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- Patrick Kane is working his way toward another Art Ross Trophy. The Chicago Blackhawks winger scored a goal and two assists to lift his team to a 4-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. He now has 76 points on the season as he keeps pace with..." March 14

  • Blackhawks sign Anthony Louis to 2-year contract

    The Athletic "Anthony Louis and the Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to a two-year entry-level contract on Monday. Louis, 22, was drafted by the Blackhawks in the sixth round in 2013. He played for four years at the Miami (Ohio) University. He had 14 goals, 25 assists and 39 points in 36 games this season as a..." March 13

  • Blackhawks record key win over Wild

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- In the midst of a tightly contested playoff race, Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford knew he had to be at his best against the Minnesota Wild on Sunday afternoon. "It's like a four-point game," Crawford said. "That's a big win. It's good for our confidence and..." March 12

  • Blackhawks sign top prospect John Hayden to entry level contract

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Chicago Blackhawks managed to keep one of their top prospects from becoming a free agent by signing John Hayden, the team’s third-round pick in 2013, to a two-year entry level contract on Sunday. Had the Blackhawks not been able to come to terms on a contract with him he would have been..." March 12

  • Ducks, Bernier stop Blackhawks' seven-game winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- For 20 minutes Thursday night, Jonathan Bernier withstood every shot that came his way and somehow managed to keep the Anaheim Ducks from falling into an early deficit. While the Ducks were struggling to get their offense rolling, Bernier methodically kept the Chicago Blackhawks..." March 10

  • Tatar scores twice, Howard wins in return to Red Wings

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- All season long, the Detroit Red Wings have wondered what might have been if they'd had all hands on deck. They pondered just how good of a team they could have proven to be. They offered some evidence to support this theory Friday. Jimmy Howard, back from a 32-game absence due to..." March 10

  • Colin Campbell ‘nervous’ as unchanged offsides rule looms ahead of playoffs

    Sportsnet "Colin Campbell refers to it as Mike Murphy’s Law. A nod to his right-hand man, yes, but also the NHL’s penchant for finding itself in some kind of rules quagmire at the most important time of year. Consider it a by-product of a game played with a bouncing piece of rubber on ice. "We always..." March 08

  • NHL Will Not Change Definition Of Off-Side

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though it was discussed heavily at the GM Meetings this week in Boca Raton, Florida, the NHL will not change the off-side rule according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. The idea theorized was that the player wouldn’t need to have his skate blade on the ice to be considered on-side, just breaking the..." March 07

  • Panarin apologizes for remark made in 2012

    TSN "Chicago Blackhawks forward Artemi Panarin has apologized after a 2012 video surfaced in which the 2016 Calder Trophy winner said he could "never have sex with a black woman." The video was part of a "Get to Know a Player" feature for a Russian TV network interviewing the stars of the..." March 07

  • Panarin scores in shootout to lead Blackhawks past Islanders

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Even when they aren't at their best, the Chicago Blackhawks routinely find ways to manufacture victories. Especially of late. So when the Blackhawks found themselves down a goal with a little more than a minute to play on Friday night, they ratcheted up the pressure a notch...." March 04

  • Darling out 3 weeks with upper-body injury

    Chicago Tribune "The Blackhawks are going to be without Scott Darling for a while. The backup goaltender, who has played well this season, is expected to miss three weeks because of an upper-body injury, coach Joel Quenneville said after Friday's 2-1 shootout victory over the Islanders. Darling suffered the..." March 04

  • Blackhawks pull out win over Predators

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- If Saturday's battle between the Nashville Predators and the Chicago Blackhawks was indeed a playoff preview, expect a lively first-round battle. The Predators and Blackhawks combined for 68 shots and eight goals at Bridgestone Arena, with the Blackhawks pulling out a 5-3..." March 04

  • Blackhawks ride Kane hat trick to win over Pens

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Offensive production rarely seems to be an issue for the Chicago Blackhawks. But on the nights when breathing room is limited like it was Wednesday night, top-notch goaltending can make the difference. Enter Scott Darling. Darling made 36 saves and Patrick Kane registered..." March 01

  • Jonathan Toews, Filip Forsberg, Braden Holtby earn honors for February "Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg and Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the month of February. FIRST STAR - JONATHAN TOEWS, C, CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Toews paced the NHL with 7-11-18 in..." March 01

  • Stars Trade Johnny Oduya to Chicago Blackhawks

    The Hockey Writers "The Dallas Stars have traded defenseman Johnny Oduya to the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night ahead of the NHL trade deadline on March 1. The deal was originally announced by Pierre LeBrun of ESPN and was later confirmed by Bob McKenzie. The Blackhawks will be sending former first-round pick..." March 01

  • Niklas Hjalmarsson to miss at least three more games for Blackhawks

    Fanrag Sports "The Chicago Blackhawks made a small splash ahead of the NHL’s trade deadline by acquiring Johnny Oduya from the Dallas Stars. This move helps the team shore up their blue line, which has been without one of their more steady presences since last Thursday. Niklas Hjalmarsson only took five..." March 01

  • Blackhawks sign Rozsival, Tootoo to 1-year extensions "The Blackhawks have signed defenseman Michal Rozsival and defenseman Jordin Tootoo to one-year contract extensions, they announced Tuesday. Both are now under contract through the 2017-’18 season. The 38-year-old Rozsival has one goal and one assist in 51 games this season, his fifth in..." February 28

  • Sizzling Blackhawks top Blues

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Even after the Blackhawks won for the ninth time in their past 10 games on Sunday night, Chicago coach Joel Quenneville acknowledged there is still room for improvement. At times, Quenneville said his team can afford to be sharper with the puck. There have been moments, he..." February 26

  • Blackhawks’ Hjalmarsson ‘day-to-day,’ will not play on Sunday

    Pro Hockey Talk "Just about the only downside to the Chicago Blackhawks’ latest win, a 6-3 dismantling of the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night, was the injury suffered by defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson. He ended up leaving the game after taking just four shifts in the first period and did not return. Along..." February 25

  • Blackhawks ride Kane hat trick to rout of Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Given how well Jonathan Toews and the rest of the Chicago Blackhawks' top line has performed of late, Patrick Kane doesn't feel like he has carry too much of the offensive load. But even with how much firepower the Blackhawks have spread throughout their roster, sometimes it just..." February 24

  • Blackhawks’ Hjalmarsson leaves game against Coyotes

    Pro Hockey Talk "After taking just four shifts in in the first period of Thursday’s game against the Arizona Coyotes, Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson had to leave Thursday’s game with what was later revealed as an upper body injury. Coach Joel Quenneville said after the game that they will no..." February 24

  • Red Wings trade Tomas Jurco to Blackhawks for third-round pick

    Michigan Live "The selling season has started for the Detroit Red Wings, who dealt forward Tomas Jurco Friday to the Chicago Blackhawks for a third-round pick in 2017. The seldom-used Jurco appeared in 16 games this season, with no points, two penalty minutes and a minus-8 rating. He played in just five of..." February 24

  • Toews' 5-point night leads 'Hawks over Wild

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- There's a reason the Chicago Blackhawks send the Jonathan Toews' line onto the ice when they're in need of spark. All three forwards on the unit scored Tuesday as Chicago sent a message that the Central Division race might not be over yet. By beating the Wild 5-3,..." February 21

  • Kane sets scoring mark as Blackhawks top Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Patrick Kane enjoyed another successful homecoming on Sunday night and reached yet another milestone in the process. The Buffalo product had a goal and an assist to help lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 5-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres. Kane reached 20 goals on the season,..." February 19

  • Oilers claim road win over Blackhawks

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- When the Edmonton Oilers finished the first period with four shots on goal and were still deadlocked in a scoreless tie with the Chicago Blackhawks Saturday night, Milan Lucic told his teammates to take heart. Despite coming off a bye week, the Blackhawks came out firing and..." February 18

  • Blackhawks GM makes compelling argument for 3-point wins

    Chicago Sun-Times "There’s a moment in nearly every third period of every close game, usually about halfway through but sometimes even earlier, when frantic suddenly becomes tedious, when aggression yields to passivity, when high-octane becomes low-key. Breakouts are slower. Defense is tighter. Point-men stop..." February 14

  • Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman: 'We're trying to win the Cup ... but I don't expect to make trades'

    ESPN "Perhaps, as I suggested to Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman last Wednesday, the fact that nobody seems to believe him when he says he's not big-game hunting this year at the trade deadline is a testament to his past aggressiveness. Bowman added rentals Antoine Vermette and Kimmo Timonen before..." February 13

  • Blackhawks' Jordin Tootoo relishes sober life after years of alcohol abuse

    Chicago Tribune "Jordin Tootoo sits at the dining room table cradling his daughter while she drinks from a bottle, laughing when the 8-month-old gives a contented "ahhh." That scene is a stark contrast to when, as a teenager, Tootoo showed up to his future wife's Sweet 16 birthday party carrying a six-pack of..." February 13

  • Panik (two goals) helps Blackhawks crush Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- With the Chicago Blackhawks playing the their third game in four nights and 60 minutes away from their turn at the CBA-mandated five-day break, there was concern they wouldn't be ready. But once the puck dropped, all of the concern belonged to Edmonton. The..." February 12

  • Blackhawks activate Michal Rozsival off IR, send 4 to AHL

    Sportsnet "The Chicago Blackhawks have activated defeceman Michal Rozsival off of injured reserve, and have sent defenceman Gustav Forsling, along with forwards Vincent Hinostroza, Tanner Kero and Nick Schmaltz, to AHL Rockford. Rozsival has been out since Jan. 25 with a lower-body injury. The 38-year-old..." February 12

  • Blackhawks stop slide against Jets

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Brent Seabrook has been an elite defenseman in the NHL for more than a decade but it was his goaltending skills that were front and center as the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 Friday night at the MTS Centre. With the visitors (34-17-5) clinging to a..." February 10

  • Blackhawks halt Wild slide on Toews' OT goal

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PAUL, Minn. -- In the unusual position of chasing the Minnesota Wild, Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks placed a big emphasis on Wednesday's game in Minnesota. Toews and company then went out and showed how important the game was to them. Toews scored at 3:09 of overtime as..." February 09

  • As trade deadline nears, will sinking Dallas Stars deal Patrick Sharp? Could the Blackhawks be buyers?

    ESPN "The Dallas Stars suffered another loss on Tuesday night and moved one step closer to forcing general manager Jim Nill to become a seller on March 1. Now seven points back of a playoff spot with exactly three weeks to go until the trade deadline, the Stars must a go on a serious roll. Starting..." February 09

  • Havlat retires after 14 NHL seasons

    TSN "Winger Martin Havlat announced his retirement from the NHL on Wednesday after 14 seasons and 790 career games. Havlat, 35, scored 242 career goals and tallied 594 career points with the Ottawa Senators, Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild, San Jose Sharks, New Jersey Devils and St. Louis..." February 08

  • NHL Players To Rate Ice Conditions

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL is finally doing something to remedy the increased complaints of bad ice surfaces around the league. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the NHL and NHLPA are creating a subcommittee to monitor and address poor ice issues. The subcommittee—called the Playing Environment..." February 07

  • NHL trade deadline 2017: Top 10 players who could be on the move

    USA Today "The most talked-about player in the NHL trade market isn’t the most likely to be dealt before the March 1 deadline. Several teams want Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, but piecing together an in-season deal could be too complicated. Some Duchene suitors are playoff teams, and meeting the..." February 07

  • Blackhawks remain perfect against Stars

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Despite blowing a lead early in the third period, the Chicago Blackhawks hung tough and were rewarded. Defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk scoring the eventual game-winning goal with 4:03 remaining and Corey Crawford stopping 31 shots as the Blackhawks left American Airlines Center with..." February 04

  • Kane line breaks out in Blackhawks' victory

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Moments after a morning skate at Gila River Arena, Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson was lamenting his team's inability to get all of its offensive pieces clicking at the same time. "I don't feel like we've peaked all together in one single game,"..." February 03

  • Goal drought drags on for Blackhawks’ vaunted second line

    Chicago Sun-Times "If it were obvious, Artem Anisimov would have done something about it by now. If opponents were playing his line differently, he could adapt. If certain passes were being telegraphed and certain shots were being anticipated and certain set plays were being pre-empted, he could come up with..." February 02