Blackhawks Rumors & News

  • Blackhawks' Trevor van Riemsdyk: Back in action Saturday

    CBS Sports "Van Riemsdyk (arm) will return to Chicago's lineup for Saturday's game against the Flyers, NHL.com's Brian Hedger reports. Van Riemsdyk's return to action will bolster the Blackhawks' depth at defense." December 03

  • Blackhawks searching for backup as Crawford falls ill

    Chicago Tribune "Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford is ill and will not play Saturday’s game against the Flyers, coach Joel Quenneville said. Crawford is so sick that he is also not well enough to be the Hawks’ backup, though he is with the team at the Wells Fargo Center. So while Scott Darling will get..." December 03

  • Flyers stop Blackhawks for fourth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- When the Philadelphia Flyers selected defenseman Ivan Provorov with the seventh pick of the 2015 NHL draft, they envisioned performances like the one he had Saturday afternoon against the Chicago Blackhawks. Provorov recorded the first two-goal game of his NHL career and made..." December 03

  • Crawford expected to miss 2-3 weeks after appendectomy

    TSN "Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford will is expected to miss 2-3 weeks after an appendectomy. Crawford missed Saturday's loss to the Philadelphia Flyers with acute appendicitis, and after the game head coach Joel Quenneville said he expects the goalie to miss 2-3 weeks with the..." December 03

  • Blackhawks overcome Zajac hat trick, Devils in OT

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- When Marian Hossa considered his options, the Chicago Blackhawks veteran wasn't initially convinced putting a shot on goal was his best choice. But as has been the case this season, Hossa having the puck with the game on the line is proving to one of the Blackhawks' most viable..." December 02

  • NHLPA expected to reject offer to extend CBA for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL’s verbal offer of a three-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement in exchange for Olympic participation has been rejected by the NHLPA. If NHL players are going to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, it’s not likely to come by way of extending the collective..." December 02

  • NHL Eyeing Exhibition Game In China; Continues History Of International Play

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to TSN’s NHL Insider Darren Dreger, the NHL is expected to play an exhibition game in China next season. While the NHL is easily the most nationally diverse of the “Big Four” North American sports leagues and has a history of playing international games, this would be their first foray..." December 02

  • Jonathan Toews placed on injured reserve but could return Sunday

    Chicago Tribune "If this were the playoffs, Jonathan Toews said he might not have missed any time because of his injury. But this isn't April or May. This is December, so the Hawks and Toews are taking time to make sure Toews is fully healthy before he returns. Toews will miss his fifth consecutive game..." December 02

  • Rangers remain NHL’s most valuable team, according to Forbes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers have widened the gap atop the annual list of the NHL’s most valuable teams. According to Forbes, the Rangers’ franchise value has risen four percent in the last year to $1.25 billion. Meanwhile, the NHL’s second-most valuable team, the Montreal Canadiens, fell five percent..." December 01

  • Panik leads Blackhawks past Panthers in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "By Tom Musick, The Sports Xchange CHICAGO -- Richard Panik tried to stay positive as his goal-scoring drought stretched across five weeks and 17 games. On Tuesday night, the Chicago right winger's patience paid off. He scored once in regulation and scored again in the shootout..." November 30

  • Toews nearing return from injury

    TSN "Jonathan Toews is nearing a return to action, according to a report from Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times. The Chicago Blackhawks captain is expected to return Saturday from a back injury against the Philadelphia Flyers, according to the report. Toews has already missed three games with..." November 30

  • Toews to miss third straight game, questionable for Thursday

    Pro Hockey Talk "Jonathan Toews will miss a third straight game tonight when his Chicago Blackhawks host the Florida Panthers. Toews suffered an upper-body injury Wednesday in San Jose. He missed Friday’s 3-2 victory in Anaheim, and also Saturday’s 2-1 OT loss in Los Angeles. Head coach Joel Quenneville said..." November 29

  • Carter's OT goal gives Kings fifth straight victory

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Jeff Carter came through for the Los Angeles Kings again. Carter scored the game-winning goal at 1:06 in overtime, lifting the Kings to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night at Staples Center. Carter, who scored his club-high 10th goal and also..." November 27

  • Jonathan Toews out again for Blackhawks

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Chicago Blackhawks will once again be without center Jonathan Toews on Saturday night when the team visits the Los Angeles Kings. Toews was injured earlier this week in a game against the San Jose Sharks and did not play on Friday against Anaheim, a 3-2 Blackhawks win, due to what the team..." November 26

  • Kane, Blackhawks send Ducks to third straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Without their captain and one of their best all-around players, the Chicago Blackhawks registered perhaps their best performance of their longest road trip of the season. Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist to lead the Blackhawks to a 3-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks on..." November 25

  • Toews ruled out vs. Ducks

    Chicago Tribune "The Blackhawks will be without their captain for the first time this season. Jonathan Toews will miss Friday's game against the Ducks because of an upper-body injury he suffered in Wednesday's game against the Sharks, coach Joel Quenneville said. Toews is still questionable to play Saturday..." November 25

  • Jones stops 33 shots as Sharks beat Blackhawks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- In the end, San Jose's Martin Jones was one save better than Chicago's Corey Crawford. The Sharks scored two first-period goals and rode their hot goaltending for a 2-1 win over the Blackhawks on Wednesday at SAP Center. Jones stopped 33 of 34 shots to deny the best..." November 24

  • Official NHL expansion draft exempt list contains surprises

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights officially have a name and they’re starting to get a better sense of who will be off limits when the expansion draft is conducted in June. Sportsnet has obtained a memo distributed from the NHL to its 30 teams on Tuesday night, which outlines the 66 players currently..." November 24

  • Why Marian Hossa’s bounceback year should surprise no one

    Sportsnet "At age 37, Marian Hossa is nearing that milestone that so few attain: upon his birthday on January 12, he will have spent half of his life employed as a National Hockey League player. Now, think about that for a minute. In order to become a “half-lifer” before the age of 40, one must play in..." November 24

  • Toews' injury "nothing serious"

    TSN "Jonathan Toews was forced to leave Wednesday's game against San Jose during the second period because of an upper-body injury. "We'll know more (Thursday) but we're hopeful he's OK," coach Joel Quenneville said after the game. "Nothing long-term or serious."" November 24

  • Vegas Golden Knights introduced as NHL's 31st franchise

    TSN "These Knights will be Golden. As gold confetti blasted into Sin City’s neon-drenched night sky, owner Bill Foley dubbed the NHL’s 31st franchise the Golden Knights, finally giving the first major professional sports team to call Las Vegas home a name and identity. The Vegas Golden Knights..." November 23

  • Talbot, Oilers shut out Blackhawks

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- After years of being tormented by their longtime nemesis from Chicago, the Edmonton Oilers gained a measure of revenge Monday with a 5-0 victory at Rogers Place Arena. Goaltender Cam Talbot made 31 saves for the shutout as the Oilers beat Chicago for just the third time..." November 22

  • The Post-Burns Free Agent Market

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Unlike the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Steven Stamkos saga of this past summer, the San Jose Sharks have spared hockey fans the drama and re-signed the top free agent on the market well before the trade rumors or free agency speculation could begin. Brent Burns inked an eight-year, $64MM extension..." November 22

  • Vegas NHL team finally unveils name tonight

    TSN "The NHL’s 31st franchise will unveil its name tonight with all the glitz and glitter you’d expect in Sin City. Owner Bill Foley will pull back the curtain on a tightly-kept secret with help from Cirque Du Soleil performers in a posh party outside T-Mobile Arena, just steps off the famous Las..." November 22

  • NHL team nicknames explained

    NHL.com "Five months after being awarded an expansion franchise, Las Vegas owner Bill Foley will announce the name of his team Tuesday. There has been plenty of speculation around what the team will be called, but that will end Tuesday when Foley not only reveals the team name, but likely explains what..." November 22

  • Blackhawks unlikely to be big deadline dealers

    TSN "You know what they say about best-laid plans. But, all things being equal, this could be a different kind of year for the Western Conference-leading Chicago Blackhawks when it comes to the trade deadline. Stan Bowman has been among the more creative and aggressive GMs during his time in..." November 22

  • Hossa's goal lifts Blackhawks past Flames

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Marian Hossa pushed his 80th game-winning goal across the line on Friday night and might have also pushed the goalie illegally in the process. The right winger's goal with just 2:23 left in the third period lifted the Chicago Blackhawks to a 3-2 win over the Calgary..." November 19

  • McKenzie outlines critical issues in NHL-NHLPA escrow battle

    Fanrag Sports "Escrow. CBA. Lawyers. Ugh. No thanks. Anybody want to talk about politics instead? There may not be a more mind-numbingly awful subject to discuss for hockey fans than escrow. Truly. We’d generally rather devour a tasty dessert of trade rumors, but escrow and the CBA are the vegetables..." November 19

  • Hellebuyck gets shutout as Jets blank Blackhawks

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG -- Nobody beats the Winnipeg Jets five times in a row. Or seven times out of eight, for that matter, either. Connor Hellebuyck kicked out 27 shots and the Jets had three players notch their first goals of the season as the home side defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 in front..." November 16

  • NHL, Stakeholders Discuss Possible Change To Draft Age

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Could the NHL change the draft age from 18 to 19? TSN’s Bob McKenzie spoke about the possibility on Tuesday night’s edition of Insider Trading. Former third-overall-pick Pat LaFontaine is leading a group of stakeholders that includes the NHL, NHLPA, CHL, USHL, Hockey Canada, USA Hockey, and..." November 16

  • NHL has new meetings to discuss participation in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Tribune "NHL meetings are set for this week to discuss whether the league will participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. League officials will meet with the International Ice Hockey Federation in New York on Wednesday. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the NHL hopes to learn if any traction has..." November 16

  • NHL Will Not Market Individual Rivalries or Players Because It's a Team Sport

    The Comeback "The NHL is done marketing individual rivalries. Speaking to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet.ca, NHL Deputy Commissioner said the league is not marketing individual rivalries among players because “our sport is the ultimate team sport.” That’s a crock of BS for multiple reasons. First of all,..." November 15

  • Is NHL participation in 2018 Olympics really what’s best for hockey?

    Sportsnet "Wednesday’s meeting in New York City involving the NHL, its players and the IIHF to discuss involvement in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games will resolve nothing. There will be no grandiose statements, fireworks and the singing of “We are the World”. What we will hear is that the nearly 20 million..." November 15

  • ‘Hawks will get Anisimov back for Sunday’s clash with Habs

    Pro Hockey Talk "Artem Anisimov will be back in Chicago’s lineup when they take on the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday night. Anisimov was injured in Wednesday’s game against the St. Louis Blues and he didn’t return to that game. He also missed Friday’s tilt against the Caps. Before getting hurt, he was riding..." November 13

  • Kane lifts sizzling Blackhawks over Canadiens

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Montreal Canadiens goaltender Al Montoya could only tip his cap -- make that his mask -- after a dazzling maneuver and off-balance goal by Chicago Blackhawks right winger Patrick Kane. "There's not many guys that can make that play," Montoya said. "He's one of two, and I think..." November 13

  • Caps end Blackhawks winning streak with win

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- For the better part of 60 minutes Friday night, Braden Holtby did everything he could to snap the NHL's hottest team's seven-game winning streak. But just when it looked like the Washington Capitals goalie's stellar performance would make Jay Beagle's two goals stand up, the..." November 12

  • Panarin, Blackhawks edge Blues in OT

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- The Chicago Blackhawks got some help from an unexpected source Wednesday night en route to winning their seventh consecutive game. Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo was called for delay of game with just 1:36 to go in the third period of a 1-1 game and there were 24 seconds..." November 10

  • NHL, PA among groups meeting about Olympics

    TSN "The NHL and NHLPA are just two of the groups set to meet next week to discuss the NHL's involvement at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. THe IIHF as well as USA Hockey and Hockey Canada will also meet in New York City next week. The..." November 10

  • Tyler Motte missing 2-3 weeks for Blackhawks

    Today's Slapshot "The Chicago Blackhawks have seen rookie forward Tyler Motte put up three goals and six points through his first 13 regular season NHL games this year, filling in nicely as supplementary offense for the Central Division club. Now, though, they’re expected to lose him for the next two to three..." November 08

  • Problem isn't with NHL DoPS, it's the rulebook

    TSN "The tin foil hats are on in Vancouver, chin straps done up nice and tight. Canuck fans are thoroughly convinced the NHL Department of Player Safety has it in for Daniel Sedin and the Canucks; that Nazem Kadri and the Toronto Maple Leafs are, as usual, benefitting from the league's Eastern bias..." November 07

  • Blackhawks sign forward prospect Alex DeBrincat

    Chicago Tribune "The Blackhawks have agreed to terms with forward Alex DeBrincat on a three-year contract, the team announced Monday. DeBrincat was drafted by the Blackhawks in the second round of the 2016 draft. DeBrincat is off to a hot start in the Ontario Hockey League with 17 goals and is second with 35..." November 07

  • Bolts' Kucherov headlines NHL 3 stars

    TSN "Tampa Bay right-wing Nikita Kucherov, Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford and New York Rangers centre Kevin Hayes have been named the NHL's three stars of the week. Kucherov took first-star honours with three goals and four assists in three games to guide the Lightning to five out of a possible..." November 07

  • Kane helps Blackhawks win fifth straight game

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Patrick Kane scored the go-ahead goal and added an assist and Corey Crawford made 31 saves as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 at American Airlines Center on Saturday. The victory extended Chicago's win streak to five games. "I don't think anyone realizes..." November 06

  • Hossa scores winner as Blackhawks edge Stars

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Dallas Stars right winger Patrick Eaves thought he had a wide-open net for a game-winning goal in overtime. In a split second, Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling recovered and extended his right leg for an incredible, sprawling kick save that kept the game alive...." November 06

  • Hossa, Crawford lead Blackhawks past Avs

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Corey Crawford can't necessarily explain what has gone so right for him of late or if he has played better, but the Chicago Blackhawks goalie certainly won't complain about the results. Crawford registered his second shutout in the past five days and the 21st of his career with a..." November 04

  • Hossa becomes highest-scoring Slovakian in NHL history

    Sportsnet "Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa has scored more goals than any Slovakian player in NHL history. Hossa passed countryman Peter Bondra with goal No. 504 55 seconds into the third period of Thursday’s game against the Colorado Avalanche. Goal 503 was scored earlier in the game. The..." November 04

  • Kane, Blackhawks pull away from Flames

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Calgary Flames was scoreless, and the puck skittered across the neutral zone during a harmless play. That was when a sellout crowd at the United Center erupted with joy. "We knew what it was all about," Blackhawks coach Joel..." November 02

  • Report: NHL may restrict All-Star Game to only ‘bona fide players

    The Hockey News "It looks as though the NHL is going to restrict the likes of John Scott from the All-Star Game by placing parameters around the definition of NHL player. Even though the NHL plans to continue to have populist voting for the All-Star Game, it’s still unclear whether or not the John Scott..." November 02

  • Bankruptcy may end Bauer endorsements for top NHL stars

    TSN "Alex Ovechkin, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and other high-profile NHL players may find their endorsement contacts with Bauer hockey cancelled as early as Monday because the equipment manufacturer’s parent company is preparing to file for bankruptcy protection, a person familiar with the matter..." October 31

  • Entry-level contract decisions looming for a number of NHL teams

    TSN "Now that Connor McDavid has played nine games this season, the Edmonton Oilers will have to decide whether he plays No. 10 and burns a year on his entry-level contract. Uh, never mind on that one. This admittedly lame attempt at humour does underline two things, though. One, McDavid,..." October 31