Blackhawks Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Hertl's late tiebreaking goal lifts Sharks past Blackhawks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Patrick Marleau was more concerned about winning than reaching a career milestone. Tomas Hertl scored the tiebreaking goal with 2:03 remaining to give the Sharks a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on a night Marleau pulled to within one of his 500th career..." February 01

  • NHL players called ‘puppets’ in major lawsuit

    Detroit News "Court documents unsealed in Minnesota reveal the NHL calling former players who filed a lawsuit over concussion claims “mere puppets” of a public-relations company when they provided statements to the media about the case, TSN reported Tuesday. In seeking access to correspondence between the..." February 01

  • Stan Bowman doesn't expect Blackhawks to make 'big'

    CSN Chicago "Stan Bowman characterized the current trade talk as, "still pretty slow." It wasn't surprising to hear. With just over a month until the trade deadline (March 1), it's another season of many teams still hoping to grab a playoff spot and therefore hesitant to part with anyone. But for Bowman,..." February 01

  • 2017 All Star Game earns highest overnight rating since 2004

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL All Star Game is a constant source of debate. Some fans love it, others hate it – and yet more think it’s a dying source of entertainment. If the NBC overnight ratings hold any weight, though, it’s possible that the declining interest may not be as true as fans think: According to..." January 30

  • NHL Stars Support Going To Olympics In 2018

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Alexander Ovechkin, Connor McDavid, Jonathan Toews, and Sidney Crosby all agree. The NHL should go to the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018. Now it’s just up to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and IOC President Rene Fasel to hammer out a deal. Toews told TSN’s Frank Seravalli “quite frankly, to..." January 30

  • Bettman argues that Olympic participation hurts NHL product

    Pro Hockey Talk "Gary Bettman reiterated his criticism of the International Olympic Committee today, as prospects of a deal to send NHLers to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea remain in doubt. In an interview with Sportsnet’s Ron MacLean, the commissioner also said that the NHL owes it to the fans to..." January 30

  • Blackhawks recall Gustav Forsling, place Michal Rozsival on injured reserve

    CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks announced that they have recalled defenseman Gustav Forsling from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League and placed defenseman Michal Rozsival on injured reserve, retroactive to Jan. 25. Forsling was sent down on Jan. 6 in an effort to play on a nightly basis and log..." January 30

  • NHL appears unlikely to participate in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Sun-Times "It’s looking increasingly unlikely that the NHL will participate in the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Commissioner Gary Bettman said the topic was discussed for “about 10 seconds” at the Board of Governors meeting Saturday, and deputy commissioner Bill Daly told reporters, “As of..." January 29

  • NHL All-Star Skills competition breakdown: Who’s competing in each event

    Sportsnet "The NHL has announced the all-star assignments for Saturday’s 2017 Coors Light NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ in Los Angeles. The all-stars from the Atlantic and Metropolitan Divisions will compete against the Pacific and Central Divisions throughout the night for points in the overall..." January 28

  • Corey Crawford’s rise to the top has been slow, but steady

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jonathan Toews couldn’t contain his smile and he couldn’t keep the secret. Toews was in the visitors dressing room at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit after a morning skate last March. The World Cup rosters were to be revealed later in the day, but the players who were chosen already had been told...." January 28

  • In support of Mr. 101, who just missed the NHL’s all-time list

    Sportsnet "The 101st greatest NHL player to ever live got shafted Friday night in Los Angeles. Not only did he miss out on an opportunity to swap war stories with Mario Lemieux and Bobby Orr and Red Kelly, mingle with Jaromir Jagr in a black-tie setting, and consume what we can only assume was some epic..." January 28

  • Gretzky, Orr and Lemieux agree that Gordie Howe was the best NHL player ever

    Fox Sports "On Friday night in Los Angeles, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr and Mario Lemieux sat on a platform just prior to the NHL100 presentation at All-Star Weekend — an event aiming to identify the best 100 players in the league’s 100-year history. While some may try to argue that any one of the three..." January 28

  • NHL brings hockey world together with top 100 players of all-time

    TSN "Jonathan Toews struggled to find the words. His search, moments after being named to the NHL’s list of 100 greatest players, was a genuine aw-shucks moment - not the humble hockey player shtick where he does anything to avoid talking about himself. Toews could not believe he was minted as..." January 28

  • Copp, Little help Jets rally past Blackhawaks

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Playing their fourth game in six nights, the Winnipeg Jets relied on some guile to continue their season-long mastery of the Chicago Blackhawks Andrew Copp and Bryan Little scored 32 seconds apart late in the final frame as the Jets rallied to record their fourth win of the season..." January 27

  • It looks like the ‘Hawks will get Marcus Kruger back tonight

    Pro Hockey Talk "Here’s some good news if you’re a fan of the Chicago Blackhawks. After missing 11 games with an upper-body injury, it looks like center Marcus Kruger will return to the lineup for tonight’s game against the Winnipeg Jets. Kruger suffered the injury during a loss to the Carolina Hurricanes..." January 26

  • Clarification Please: The NHL's offsides review still a work in progress

    Yardbarker "Welcome to Clarification Please, an ongoing series in which Yardbarker will take a look at rulings that have players, coaches and fans a bit puzzled. Whether it is regarding old "unwritten rules" or a new subsection IV schedule, these are some rules in which we would like to get more..." January 26

  • Johnson's quick strikes lift Lightning past Blackhawks

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson never has had a 30-second scoring binge quite like the one he enjoyed against the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night. Johnson, 26, scored two goals in the same shift to lead Tampa Bay to a 5-2 comeback win. "I don't think that has..." January 25

  • Miller calls United Center sheet 'the worst ice I've seen in my career'

    The Province "Ryan Miller had reason to question the pitiful playing surface Sunday. Maybe it was the fact the Chicago Bulls hosted the Sacramento Kings on Saturday at the United Center — or that it was unseasonably warm here that night — or whatever. Pucks were bouncing. A lot. Luca Sbisa looked like he..." January 23

  • Toews' late goal lifts Blackhawks past Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Jonathan Toews hasn't scored at the rate he has become accustomed to, but that hasn't diminished the confidence of the Chicago Blackhawks captain. While Toews admits it's often difficult to resist the temptation to second-guess himself when the goals aren't coming, he knows his..." January 22

  • For Wayne Gretzky, history is hockey's cornerstone

    NHL.com "Wayne Gretzky is keenly aware there will be considerable debate Friday, and presumably for much longer, when the League unveils the rest of the 100 Greatest NHL Players. Given that pitched arguments break out whenever people compare hockey dynasties and eras, it is also a given that emotions..." January 22

  • Blackhawks interested in adding veteran defenseman

    The Athletic "The Blackhawks may be searching for more than a top-line left winger at the trade deadline. They’re also inquiring about a veteran defenseman, according to a league source. “They’re looking for a forward and veteran defenseman,” the source said. “They need help back there.” The Blackhawks..." January 22

  • Strange omissions reveal NHL’s real motive for Greatest 100 list

    New York Post "It is a marketing function, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but you should bear that in mind when the NHL unveils the post-Original Six Era portion of its Greatest 100 Players on Friday night in Los Angeles as part of the league’s All-Star weekend. And as such, I would expect current..." January 22

  • Blackhawks acquire Michael Latta from Kings in swap of minor-league players

    Chicago Tribune "The Blackhawks made a minor move on Saturday and acquired forward Michael Latta from the Kings in exchange for defenseman Cameron Schilling. Latta, a 25-year-old who has two goals and four assists in 29 games with the Ontario Reign of the AHL, will report to Rockford. Latta was a..." January 22

  • Blackhawks Interested In Trading For Tatar, Nyquist

    CBS Detroit "Detroit Red Wings fans should be prepared for rumors to swirl leading up to the March 1 NHL trade deadline. The first of those rumors came Saturday when Chicago Blackhawks beat writer Mark Lazerus tweeted that the team has inquired about forwards Tomas Tatar and Gustav Nyquist. After showing..." January 22

  • Some NHL stars are packing less punch this season; why?

    USA Today "Jamie Benn, a scoring champion in 2014-15 and 41-goal scorer last season, has 11 goals in 43 games this season. Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, averaging 28 goals per season in his career, has seven this season. Future Hall of Famer Joe Thornton has scored only three goals and each..." January 21

  • Darling dazzles as Blackhawks edge reeling Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Scott Darling and Marian Hossa figured out a way to make their fathers happy Friday night. With the Chicago dads in attendance, Darling stopped 30 shots for his second shutout of the season and Hossa scored the game's only goals with 1:26 left to give the Blackhawks a 1-0 victory..." January 20

  • NHL announces details of the 2017 All-Star Skills Competition

    Sportsnet "The NHL All-Star skills competition is coming up in Los Angeles on Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET and on Thursday, the league announced details of the event. The following events will be part of this year’s skills competition: · Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay™ · Honda NHL Four Line..." January 19

  • Blackhawks come back to beat Avs

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Joel Quenneville shook up his line combinations looking for a spark on offense. The Chicago Blackhawks coach got it, but not from the usual players. Vinnie Hinostroza scored twice in a span of 3:10 of the third period, and the Blackhawks rallied to beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-4..." January 18

  • A statistical look at the 2016-17 Selke candidates

    Fanrag Sports "Halfway through the NHL season, it’s pretty obvious who some of the awards favorites are. Unless Auston Matthews falls off the face of the earth, he’s likely to be taking home the Calder Trophy in June. The same can be said of Brent Burns and the Norris Trophy, as he’s on pace to top Erik..." January 18