Blackhawks Rumors & News

  • Patrick Kane hopes he can help ignite Jonathan Toews’ offense

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jonathan Toews has no goals and two assists through the first seven games of the season. The Blackhawks’ response? A collective shrug. “I don’t think you’re ever worried about him,” Patrick Kane said. “He’s going to produce, he’s going to be effective on the ice. I’m sure he wants to..." October 28

  • IOC will have to pay for NHL players

    TSN "If the International Olympic Committee wants NHL players at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang they had best take a look at the people sitting at the table and their negotiating history. When they do, they’ll reach the conclusion they’re going to pay or they won’t have NHL players. There’s no..." October 27

  • Flames outlast Blackhawks in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Not so long ago, Chicago Blackhawks fans used to roar for Kris Versteeg. On Monday night, Versteeg found himself on the opposite end of the fans' sentiments. As he wore a Calgary Flames sweater and stood at center ice in the shootout round, he heard boos rain down. "I was..." October 25

  • Talbot, Anisimov and Green named stars of the week "Edmonton Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot, Chicago Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov and Detroit Red Wings defenseman Mike Green have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Oct. 23. FIRST STAR - CAM TALBOT, G, EDMONTON OILERS Talbot went 3-0-0 with a 1.00 goals-against average,..." October 24

  • Trevor van Riemsdyk could be out ‘for a bit’ for Blackhawks

    Pro Hockey Talk "It turned out to be a tough Friday night for the Chicago Blackhawks in Columbus. Not only did they lose the game to the Blue Jackets, 3-2, thanks to another rough night for their penalty killing unit, but they also lost a defenseman to injury. Trevor van Riemsdyk had to leave the game in the..." October 22

  • Depth on defense forcing Joel Quenneville into tough decisions

    Chicago Sun-Times "Brian Campbell sounded more perplexed than perturbed as he discussed the possibility that he’d be a healthy scratch just five games into the season. “It’s not up to me,” the Blackhawks defenseman said. “There’s not much I can do about it.” In five seasons with the Florida Panthers, Campbell..." October 21

  • Blue Jackets hang on to top Blackhawks

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Led by rookie defenseman Zach Werenski's tenacious play, the Columbus Blue Jackets earned their first win of the season by hanging on to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Friday at Nationwide Arena. Werenski ended the night with one goal and one assist in 22:48 of ice-time..." October 21

  • Blackhawks outlast Flyers after coughing up big lead

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Just when it appeared Marian Hossa's 500th career goal appeared to give them more than enough breathing room, the Chicago Blackhawks found themselves fighting just to hang on. As it turned out, the Blackhawks had a little something left when it mattered most. Artemi Panarin..." October 19

  • Blackhawks' Marian Hossa hits career milestone with 500th goal

    CSN Chicago "Marian Hossa’s excitement was palpable, and understandably so. The veteran right wing said he wasn’t putting pressure on himself to score that 500th career goal. But it was still out there, a carryover milestone-to-be from last season. Now, four games into this season, he has it. Hossa..." October 19

  • Gustav Forsling has looked the part in his first few games for Blackhawks

    Chicago Tribune "Throughout Blackhawks training camp, Gustav Forsling did not know for sure if he was going to make the NHL roster. He was playing well, but playing well is not always the determining factor for making the team in this age of the hard salary cap. But when his family found out he had made it..." October 17

  • Panik's hat trick carries Blackhawks past Predators

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- When Richard Panik was placed on the Chicago Blackhawks' top line to start the season, he attempted to not let the pressure of being there get to him. But when his first two games on the line resulted in losses, Panik didn't want to think too much about what it would take to keep..." October 16

  • Blackhawks' Ryan Hartman: Out for game

    CBS Sports "Hartman will not return for the rest of Friday night's game against the Predators. He was taken to the locker room after blocking a shot off the stick of P.K. Subban. Vinnie Hinostroza took Hartman's place on the third line. " October 15

  • Blackhawks forward Ryan Hartman (lower body) will ‘miss some time’

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Chicago Blackhawks have had a tough start to the 2016-17 season. Not only have they dropped each of their first two games, but they also lost forward Ryan Hartman to a lower-body injury in Friday night’s loss to the Nashville Predators. After the game, Joel Quenneville admitted that..." October 15

  • Subban does it all in Predators' win vs. Blackhawks

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- P.K. Subban did it all Friday night. He scored a goal. He moved the puck up ice with speed and skill. He was a physical presence, adding a new element to a potentially burgeoning rivalry between the Nashville Predators and Chicago Blackhawks. And after Nashville..." October 14

  • McKenzie explains potential for NHL lockout in 2020

    Today's Slapshot "NHL Insider Bob McKenzie made an appearance on Toronto’s SiriusXM NHL Network Radio Friday afternoon. Having broken the news of Rickard Rakell’s six-year contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks a short time earlier, McKenzie was asked about the seeming wave of longer-length contracts across..." October 14

  • Blues begin season with road win over Blackhawks

    The Sports Xchange "By Tom Musick, The Sports Xchange CHICAGO -- St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock did not know what to expect from his new-look team in its season opener against the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. After the Blues pulled away for 5-2 win on the road, Hitchcock could not help..." October 12

  • 10 surprises on opening night rosters "With the NHL season set to begin Wednesday, each of the 30 teams announced its 23-man roster. As expected, Auston Matthews, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Patrik Laine, the No. 2 pick by the Winnipeg Jets, made their teams. But there were plenty of other young..." October 12

  • 31 bold predictions for 2016-17 season

    TSN "Go bold or go home. The task at hand on the eve of the 2016-17 season is to make one bold prediction for all 31 National Hockey League franchises. By nature, the end result is either all or nothing, spot on or utterly insane. There is no comfortable middle ground. Last year, it wasn’t so..." October 12

  • Blackhawks' top lines looking familiar again

    CSN Chicago "Coach Joel Quenneville said late last week that it wasn’t wise to read too much into the Blackhawks’ lines at the time. On Monday you could read more into those lines, and the top two looked pretty familiar. Marian Hossa was back with Jonathan Toews, with Richard Panik on the left wing, and..." October 11

  • Andrew Desjardins out 4-6 weeks as Blackhawks roster comes into focus

    Chicago Tribune "The Blackhawks made a series of roster moves Monday ahead of Wednesday's season opener, placing forward Andrew Desjardins on injured reserve and re-assigning promising young winger Alexandre Fortin to his junior team. Desjardins suffered a lower-body injury blocking a shot in Saturday's 2-1..." October 10

  • Report: 2016-17 trade deadline will be on March 1

    Pro Hockey Talk "TVA’s Renaud Lavoie tweeted out two important deadlines for NHL teams to consider on Friday. NHL teams must finalize their rosters by Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET. The trade deadline is set for March 1 at 3 p.m. ET. This conflicts with earlier word that it would be on Feb. 28. Both are..." October 08

  • NWHL player Harrison Browne comes out as a transgender man

    ESPN "Before Harrison Browne could walk, he could skate. Last season the 23-year-old forward nicknamed "Brownie" helped his pro hockey team in Buffalo to the championship series, and with the season opener Friday, Buffalo aims for more than just a shot at a title in 2016-17. "It's the first game..." October 07

  • NHL has mid-January deadline for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL has until Jan. 15 to come to an agreement with the IOC, but whether the NHL decides to go or not, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis says he'll support Alexander Ovechkin. While there’s been some negativity on the side of both the NHL and the International Olympic Committee about the..." October 07

  • About that Yakupov-to-Chicago trade rumor…

    Pro Hockey Talk "Do the Chicago Blackhawks have interest in Edmonton winger Nail Yakupov? That was the rumor a Chicago-based blogger, Ryan Brandell of Barstool Sports, tweeted earlier today, and it’s since been validated by the biggest insider in the business, TSN’s Bob McKenzie. According to McKenzie, the..." October 06

  • Duncan Keith expects to be ready opening night "Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith said Tuesday he expects to be in the lineup for the regular-season opener against the St. Louis Blues at United Center on Oct. 12. Keith will play his first preseason game against the Detroit Red Wings at United Center. He missed the World Cup of..." October 05

  • NHL point projections: How we see 2016-17 season unfolding

    USA Today "The only guarantee about the NHL standings in 2016-17 is that they won’t look like the 2015-16 standings. Historically, there’s usually a significant change in who makes the playoffs and who doesn’t. This past season, the NHL had five new playoff qualifiers. In 2014-15, seven playoff teams..." October 04

  • Blackhawks' Niklas Hjalmarsson suspended for season opener

    Chicago Tribune "When the Blackhawks open the regular season next week, they will be without one of their top defenseman. Niklas Hjalmarsson was suspended for the rest of the preseason and one regular-season game by the NHL's Department of Player Safety for a hit he leveled on the Blues' Ty Rattie in the Hawks'..." October 03

  • Why Kane-Panarin split might be necessary for Blackhawks

    CSN Chicago "Patrick Kane was in a rare situation last season, playing with line mates Artemi Panarin and Artem Anisimov for practically the entire season. His chemistry with Panarin was especially noticeable. Now Kane and Panarin might be separated because the Blackhawks need more than one line to work..." October 02

  • Hjalmarsson faces hearing for high hit on Rattie

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s department of player safety announced on Sunday that Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson will have a hearing on Monday for charging and an illegal check to the head of St. Louis Blues forward Ty Rattie. The incident happened late in the third period of the Blackhawks’ 4-0..." October 02

  • Blackhawks veteran defenseman Michal Rozsival 'ready for anything'

    Chicago Tribune "For a player who has skated in more than his fair share of training camps throughout an NHL career that has spanned 15 seasons, Michal Rozsival is enjoying this one a bit more than the others. After the Hawks were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs last season, the veteran defenseman..." October 01

  • Daly: NHL could skip 2018 Olympics and return in 2022

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s participation in the 2018 Olympics is in Pyeongchang, South Korea is still undetermined, and on Tuesday deputy commissioner Bill Daly didn’t sound overly optimistic about the chances of their players taking part. At a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday before the first game of the..." September 27

  • Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman on Artemi Panarin deal: 'It will get done when it gets done'

    Chicago Tribune "Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman won’t reveal his hand when it comes to negotiations on a contract extension for reigning Calder trophy winner Artemi Panarin. Panarin’s agent, Tom Lynn, said last week that the sides were in discussions on a new deal for the winger, who will be a..." September 27

  • Strong camp helps Alexandre Fortin earn 3-year deal with Blackhawks

    CSN Chicago "After earning a couple of invites from the Blackhawks this offseason, Alexandre Fortin earned a contract on Sunday. Fortin agreed to terms on a three-year contract with the Blackhawks, who had invited him to prospect and training camp. The 19-year-old, who was passed over in two NHL drafts, was..." September 26

  • Blackhawks winger Richard Panik 'focusing on myself' during training camp

    Chicago Tribune "There would appear to be an open spot on the Blackhawks' top line and Richard Panik would appear to be one of those players under serious consideration to fill it. But the veteran winger isn't pondering the possibility of skating alongside Jonathan Toews. Instead, Panik is concentrating on..." September 25

  • Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith practices as camp starts

    Chicago Tribune "Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith participated in practice on the first day of training camp's Red vs. White scrimmage Friday. Keith did not play in the World Cup of Hockey to continue rehab on his right knee. The two-time Norris Trophy winner had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in October,..." September 24

  • Marian Hossa feeling recharged after long summer

    CSN Chicago "Marian Hossa never welcomes a long summer but he’ll take the chance to get rejuvenated that comes from it. “After so many years playing long in the playoffs, it’s definitely beneficial to recharge, not just because of injuries but also getting ready for the new season with a long summer..." September 21

  • 'Very content' Artemi Panarin in contract talks with Blackhawks

    Chicago Tribune "rtemi Panarin isn't concerning himself with thoughts of a new contract with the Chicago Blackhawks while he is busy playing for Team Russia in the World Cup of Hockey. That, Panarin said, he is leaving up to his agent, Tom Lynn. On Tuesday, Lynn confirmed that he has had discussions with..." September 20

  • Team Canada enters World Cup of Hockey as betting favourite

    Sportsnet "Team Canada’s 3-2 win over Russia in their pre-tournament finale has solidified their spot atop the odds to win the World Cup of Hockey at sportsbooks monitored by Canada tallied two wins in three pre-tournament contests, but have been forced to make a number of roster changes..." September 17

  • Duncan Keith's status unclear for start of Blackhawks regular season

    Chicago Tribune "The World Cup of Hockey is set to get underway this weekend without Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith, who won't play for Team Canada because of a lingering knee issue. The question now is if Keith will be ready for the start of the Hawks season and general manager Stan Bowman was..." September 16

  • Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews says he's primed for rebound season

    Chicago Tribune "The photos on Jonathan Toews' Instagram account have provided a candid glimpse into the Blackhawks captain's life this summer. Toews is pictured relaxing on a beach, fishing, golfing, traveling abroad, kayaking, attending a concert, wakeboarding and hiking, among other activities. A few of the..." September 15

  • New Goalie Equipment Rules For 2016-17 Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL will have at least one new goaltending equipment restriction this season: slimmer hockey pants. 2016-17 was supposed to usher in a new era of streamlined goaltending equipment, but manufacturer delays pushed those changes back until further notice. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated..." September 13

  • Marian Hossa 'good to go' after injury scare

    Chicago Tribune "Blackhawks fans can breathe easy – winger Marian Hossa is OK. After Hossa was injured in an exhibition for Team Europe on Thursday, his coach Ralph Krueger described the injury as “minor” and said Hossa was “good to go.” "He’s fine,” Krueger told reporters in Montreal. “He had a lower-body..." September 10

  • Hossa taken to hospital for x-rays after Team Europe loss

    Pro Hockey Talk "Team Europe and Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa has been taken to a hospital in Quebec City for x-rays following Thursday’s World Cup pre-tournament game, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. Hossa was credited with 10:47 of ice time in Europe’s 4-0 loss to Team North America,..." September 09

  • Trade to Chicago was a ‘disaster,’ says Weise

    Pro Hockey Talk "None of Chicago’s trade deadline pickups last season panned out very well. Andrew Ladd was OK, but didn’t produce much in the playoffs. Tomas Fleischmann looked decent during the regular season, then faded. Christian Ehrhoff was a non-factor. And then there was Dale Weise. “Going to..." September 08

  • Leighton signs one-year contract with Canes

    Raleigh News & Observer "Goaltender Michael Leighton is returning to the Carolina Hurricanes, signing a one-year, two-way contract on Wednesday. Leighton, 35, played parts of three seasons with the Canes from 2007 to 2009 and had an 8-12-2 record with a 3.20 goals-against average in 29 games. Leighton is coming off..." September 07

  • Team USA names Joe Pavelski captain, Patrick Kane, Ryan Suter alternates

    Sportsnet "Team USA has announced who will be their captain and two alternates for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. Joe Pavelski of the San Jose Sharks will wear the ‘C’ for the Americans. He serves as captain for the Sharks and has been a part of the American entry at the past two Olympics. The team..." September 07

  • Daly: NHL is happy with CBA, no ‘storm clouds on the horizon’

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, the league is happy with how the current CBA is working and doesn’t think “there is anything major that would need fixing.” Translation: Daly doesn’t foresee another work stoppage, at least from the NHL’s perspective. “I think there’s a general..." September 06

  • Rundblad reportedly staying in Switzerland after Hawks contract terminated

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Unrestricted free agent defenseman David Rundblad is reportedly close to signing a one year contract with Zurich of the Swiss NLA, reports NZZ’s Nicola Berger (link in German). Rundblad is no stranger to the team as he spent time with them last season on loan from the Blackhawks, picking up two..." September 02

  • NHL to add meldonium to banned substances list

    The Hockey News "Meldonium use has become a hot-button issue over the past several months, and the NHL is taking steps to ensure its players aren’t taking the substance. Russian news outlet TASS reported Tuesday that meldonium will be added to the list of substances banned by the NHL ahead of the coming season...." August 31

  • Power shifting from West to East in NHL

    SI "In any sport, league conferences are rarely created equal, and the NHL is no exception. Since 2010, the West has branded itself as the modern, faster-paced incarnation of hockey. The Chicago Blackhawks (Stanley Cups in 2010, '13, '15) and Los Angeles Kings (2012, '14) have done the loudest talking..." August 31