Blackhawks Rumors & News

  • Bergeron, Kopitar, Toews finalists for Selke Trophy "On Thursday three more finalists for NHL awards were announced, the top three vote-getters for the Selke Trophy. They are Patrice Bergeron of the Bruins, Anze Kopitar of the Kings and reigning winner Jonathan Toews of the Blackhawks. The Selke Trophy is awarded "to the forward who best excels..." April 24

  • Kane's OT goal wins it for Blackhawks, ties series vs. Blues

    CSN Chicago "It was looking like an all-too familiar scene at the end of the second period. The Chicago Blackhawks had a lead, this time the rare 2-0 advantage. The St. Louis Blues took away that lead, again in quick fashion. It was a time when the Blackhawks had to ask themselves if they were going to fall..." April 24

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    Tracey Myers @TramyersCSN

    Brenden Morrow out for the series. #Blackhawks

  • Bettman: Salary cap now estimated in $69 million-$70 million range "The Stanley Cup playoffs have only just begun but it's never too early to look forward to next season, particularly for those teams who are already done and can do nothing but figure out how to get better. Essential to the offseason planning is knowing what the salary cap will be next season so..." April 23

  • Shutout of Blues gets Hawks back in the game

    Chicago Tribune "Hours before the puck was dropped for Game 3, Duncan Keith and Bryan Bickell were already playing defense. The veterans stood in the dressing room and defended their reputations, but once the action got underway it was goaltender Corey Crawford who put on a dazzling defensive effort in a 2-0..." April 22

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    Chicago Blackhawks @NHLBlackhawks

    Coach Q: Brookbank is coming in and playing in the open spot. "He's a steady guy; simple, direct and hard to play against." #CHIvsSTL

  • NHL suspends Seabrook three games for charging into Backes

    Pro Hockey Talk "Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook high and late hit on David Backes has cost his team dearly. Chicago had a 3-2 lead at 15:09 of the third period when Seabrook was assessed a five-minute major. St. Louis forward Vladimir Tarasenko tied the game on the resulting power play en route to..." April 20

  • Backes' availability not yet known after Seabrook hit

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The status of Blues forward David Backes remains uncertain a day after he was knocked out of Game 2 on an illegal hit by Chicago's Brent Seabrook. The club held an optional practice Sunday, of which Backes obviously did not take part, and afterwards head coach Ken Hitchcock was asked about the..." April 20

  • Brent Seabrook faces hearing for injuring David Backes

    USA Today "The defending champion Chicago Blackhawks already are in trouble in their first-round series, trailing 2-0. Now they will be without key defenseman Brent Seabrook as they attempt a comeback. The league said he will have a phone hearing on Sunday for his hit that knocked St. Louis Blues..." April 20

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    Brian Hedger @BrianHedger

    Seabrook: "I was just trying to make a play on Backes. I thought the puck was there ... I just tried to finish my hit." #Blackhawks

  • Blues win another OT thriller over Chicago

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Blues fans may disagree with Ken Hitchcock on this one. After needing a game-tying goal late in regulation, and then enduring three overtimes for a Game 1 victory over Chicago Thursday, the Blues put themselves in dire straits again Saturday in Game 2. They coughed up a two-goal lead and..." April 20

  • Blackhawks coach Quenneville fined $25,000 " The National Hockey League has fined Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville $25,000 for inappropriate conduct during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoff First Round series against the St. Louis Blues on Thursday, Apr. 17. The fine money goes to the NHL Foundation." April 19

  • Quenneville apologizes for obscene gesture

    Chicago Tribune "Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville apologized Friday for an obscene gesture he made during the second overtime of the Hawks' 4-3 loss to the Blues in Game 1 of the playoffs on Thursday night. "I was definitely excited and disappointed at the call," Quenneville said. "I apologize for my..." April 18

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    The NHL is looking into the gesture made by #Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville during last night's loss to the Blues. No action taken yet.

  • Steen gets winner as Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in third overtime

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Alex Steen scored 26 seconds into the third overtime as the Blues beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 in a marathon Game 1 of the NHL Western Conference quarterfinals Thursday at Scottrade Center. David Backes and Steve Ott assisted on the play, as Ott centered the puck to a crashing Steen. He..." April 18

  • Blackhawks' Kane getting accustomed to knee brace "The brace around Patrick Kane's left knee is hidden by his red socks, but there's no hiding the fact that the Chicago Blackhawks star right wing has to learn to deal with the new, cumbersome piece of equipment if he's going to be as valuable in the Stanley Cup Playoffs as he was last year, when he..." April 17

  • Pro Sports Daily's 2014 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    This 1st round has the makings to be the best 1st round in the salary cap era, all 16 teams are strong, skilled and determined with no team having a huge edge over the other. If you enjoyed the regular season, let us remind you, you ain't seen nothing yet. April 16

  • Florida wins ’14 NHL draft lottery, will pick first overall

    Pro Hockey Talk "A year after losing out on the No. 1 pick, the Florida Panthers flipped the script. Florida won the 2014 NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, edging out Buffalo for top spot despite the Sabres holding superior odds for the first overall pick. Last year, the Panthers were on the other end of this..." April 16

  • Blackhawks' Toews, Kane say they're set for Game 1 "They were only three words, but seemed to hold more importance when spoken Monday by Jonathan Toews, the captain of the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks. How does he feel, physically, after sitting out the final six games of the regular season with an upper-body..." April 15

  • Sabres, Panthers have best odds for 2014 NHL draft lottery

    Pro Hockey Talk "With their seasons now complete, non-playoff teams can start looking forward to one of the biggest dates on their offseason calendars — the annual draft lottery. This year’s lottery will take place tomorrow (Tuesday, Apr. 15), determining the order of the first 13 picks of the ’14 Draft, which..." April 15

  • Stanley Cup Playoffs Odds: Bruins favored to win Cup "With the Stanley Cup Playoffs set to begin Wednesday, Bovada revealed their odds for the postseason. The Boston Bruins, winner of the Presidents' Trophy as the NHL's regular-season champ and last year's Stanley Cup runner up, is the favorite to claim the top prize at the end of the..." April 14

  • Quenneville continues to rest regulars before playoffs

    Chicago Tribune "Niklas Hjalmarsson and Marcus Kruger were among the scratches for the Blackhawks' 7-5 loss to the Predators on Saturday night as coach Joel Quenneville continued to rest some starters in advance of the playoffs. It was the first time either player wasn't in the lineup this season, which left..." April 13

  • Kane, Toews will ‘absolutely’ be ready for playoffs

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Chicago Blackhawks haven’t had Patrick Kane since March 19 or Jonathan Toews since March 30, but both of the injured forward are still on track to be ready for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs. “They’re ready to go,” Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said, according to the Chicago..." April 13

  • Predators beat Blackhawks with third-period flurry

    Tennessean "The Predators sent another season of hockey at Bridgestone Arena out in style with a 7-5 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champions on Saturday. There was no shortage of action in the Predators' final home game, during which seven goals were logged in the final 16 minutes. Nashville..." April 13

  • Caps win fourth straight, top Blackhawks

    Washington Post "A little after 8 p.m. Friday night, as the Washington Capitals zipped the puck around the offensive zone and maintained possession for extended stretches to create quality scoring chances against the Chicago Blackhawks, who are one of the best teams in the Western Conference, a throaty yell from..." April 12

  • Blackhawks reassign Teuvo Teravainen to IceHogs

    CSN Chicago "What was expected to happen at some point happened on Thursday afternoon, as the Chicago Blackhawks assigned forward Teuvo Teravainen to the Rockford IceHogs. The 19-year-old Teravainen played in three games with the Blackhawks this season. He had a strong debut against the Dallas Stars on..." April 11

  • Blackhawks stun Canadiens in OT with two late goals

    CSN Chicago "Patrick Sharp’s shot deflected off Peter Budaj before flipping up and over the Montreal goaltender, ending up in the back of the net. And after so many overtime outings in which the Chicago Blackhawks couldn’t get a goal, couldn’t eke out that extra point, they finally did both in their 80th..." April 10

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    #Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane could skate with teammates during tomorrow's morning skate.

  • Blackhawks finish strong to take down Blues

    CSN Chicago "The mantra has been in place for the past three games: keep it simple, work for everything, crash the net, score any way you can on one end, give up as little as possible at the other. The Chicago Blackhawks knew the formula necessary to win despite missing several key players. On Sunday, they..." April 07

  • Cundari never gave up hope of a return to the NHL after extended spell in the minors

    Calgary Herald "Mark Cundari can appreciate where he is at this very moment — sitting in the dressing room of a team in the National Hockey League. That alone, he knows, is somewhat of a triumph. “Any time you get called up to the NHL, no matter what the situation is, it’s a good thing, right?” Cundari,..." April 05

  • Blackhawks beat Jackets on Ben Smith’s goal with 3.9 seconds left

    Chicago Sun-Times "Around 10:45 p.m. or so on Thursday night, Joel Quenneville was holed up in his United Center office with the rest of the Blackhawks’ coaching staff. The Avalanche was a minute away from losing to the Rangers, meaning the Hawks were a minute away from closing to one point back of home-ice..." April 05

  • Blackhawks stop skid, top Wild 3-2 in shootout

    Chicago Tribune "For the last two days, the Blackhawks have sounded much like a politician trying to remember his talking points memo. Since the team announced Jonathan Toews would be out until the playoffs, joining the injured Patrick Kane, the term "flip the switch" has come up in almost every interview every..." April 04

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    Mark Lazerus @MarkLazerus

    Oduya out with a lower-body injury. #Blackhawks

  • Bryan Bickell says he's '100 percent' for return

    Chicago Tribune "As the wounded Blackhawks stagger their way to finish line over the final weeks of the season, some help is on the way — at last. Winger Bryan Bickell, who has not played since March 19 because of an upper-body injury, said he is "100 percent" and will play Thursday against the Wild. "He was..." April 03

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    Chris Hine @ChristopherHine

    Toews out until playoffs, per coach Q

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    Tracey Myers @TramyersCSN

    Bryan Bickell confirms he will play tomorrow vs. Wild.

  • Penguins beat Blackhawks, 4-1

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Losing Jonathan Toews gave Chicago energy. It gave the Blackhawks motivation. It gave them focus. Gave them almost everything, it seemed, except a victory. Mostly because Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury wouldn't allow it. Fleury stopped 25 shots in the Penguins' 4-1 victory..." March 31

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    Tracey Myers @TramyersCSN

    #Blackhawks being very careful w/ Bickell. Q said if it was a playoff game, he'd be playing.

  • Blackhawks have what Penguins want

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "As anyone from the early 1990s Penguins will tell you, dynasties are hard to come by. Hold your thumb and index finger an inch apart. Those Penguins missed one by that much. When the NHL instituted a salary cap in 2005, the “dynasty” concept figured to go the way of the open-ice hip check. But..." March 30

  • Joel Quenneville wants Teuvo Teravainen to shoot more

    Chicago Sun-Times "Through two games, Blackhawks rookie Teuvo Teravainen has yet to record a single shot on goal. He didn’t have any Friday night, either, because he was a healthy scratch. The two aren’t necessarily directly related, but coach Joel Quenne­ville would like to see Teravainen be more aggressive. The..." March 29

  • Blackhawks hope to stop recent troubles before they ‘snowball’ into playoffs

    Pro Hockey Talk "What is going on with the Chicago Blackhawks? The defending Stanley Cup champions have lost three of their last four games and that includes being shut out on two of those occasions. On Friday, they fell behind the Ottawa Senators and couldn’t catch up, losing by a final score of 5-3. Forward..." March 29

  • Ottawa Senators down Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks 5-3

    Ottawa Sun "The Senators beat the best Friday night at the Canadian Tire Centre. At least, Paul MacLean thinks so. The Senators’ coach told reporters he believes the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks are the NHL’s top team, but Ottawa put them in their place with a 5-3..." March 29

  • Hockey shot-protection gear struggles to secure acceptance among NHL players

    Edmonton Journal "Matt Hendricks pointed to the interior of his right foot, where he had once been struck by a puck that left him with a broken bone, and declared: “two screws.” There have been other cracks caused by unyielding pucks, continued the Edmonton Oilers gritty winger during a discussion about exterior..." March 28

  • Bergeron, Rask lead B's past Blackhawks, 3-0

    CSN New England "The winning streak may be over, but the Bruins continue to pile up points while beating quality opponents. This time the Bruins took care of the Chicago Blackhawks in their first visit to TD Garden since lifting the Stanley Cup back on June 24, 2013. Boston used a strong finishing kick in the..." March 28

  • Well-rounded Blackhawks best Stars in Teravainen's debut

    CSN Chicago "A power-play goal to break a recent rut, defensemen getting in on the offense and solid goaltending off the top: The Chicago Blackhawks were looking for a well-rounded game, and they got that on Tuesday night. Duncan Keith and Andrew Shaw each had a goal and an assist, and Corey Crawford won..." March 26

  • Blackhawks prospect Teravainen set for NHL debut "The wait is nearly over. After spending a few days getting adjusted to his new surroundings, highly touted 19-year old Finnish forward Teuvo Teravainen will make his NHL debut Tuesday night for the Chicago Blackhawks. Teravainen will line up at center when Chicago hosts the Dallas Stars at..." March 25

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    Tracey Myers @TramyersCSN

    Teuvo in tonight. Bickell not playing tonight but will go on the BOS-OTT-PIT trip. Rozsival will start skating next few days. #Blackhawks

  • Predators shut out Blackhawks

    Tennessean "Goaltender Pekka Rinne said he has put his hip trouble in the past. He doesn't think about it much anymore, especially not after he shuts out the defending Stanley Cup champions. Rinne was stout and limber Sunday, stopping 29 Blackhawks shots on goal as the Predators won 2-0 at United Center...." March 24

  • Jeremy Morin has best chance yet to stick with Blackhawks

    Chicago Sun-Times "Once upon a time, Jeremy Morin was the 19-year-old future of the Blackhawks. Acquired in the trade that sent Dustin Byfuglien to the Atlanta Thrashers after the Hawks won the Stanley Cup in 2010, Morin was a big hit in prospects camp as a rookie. He was impressive in training camp, was endorsed..." March 23

  • Teuvo Teravainen ready for opportunity with the Blackhawks

    CSN Chicago "The Chicago Blackhawks were midway through Friday morning’s skate when one of their newest members joined them. Pretty soon, he should be joining them in a game, too. Teuvo Teravainen made his United Center debut, sort of, when he participated in the last few minutes of Chicago’s morning skate..." March 23