News: Crawford turned away 23 of 24 shots in Friday's win over the Ducks.
Impact: Crawford is now 5-1-0 in his last six games, never allowing more than three goals in any of those starts. He has an impressive .928 save percentage and 1.92 GAA on the season, ranking him among the top goalies in the NHL. Given his superior play and the talent of the team in front of him, Crawford needs to be in your lineup whenever he gets the call in the Hawks' crease.
News: Keith contributed an assist and was a plus-3 Friday, earning first star honors in a win over Anaheim.
Impact: Another solid outing for Keith, who is now riding a four-game point streak, putting him at five goals and 15 points in 23 games on the season. He is an absolute workhorse and one of the most consistent fantasy defensemen around. Keep him rolling.
News: Shaw netted his fifth goal of the season and added an assist in Friday's win over the Ducks.
Impact: Shaw has now scored in two straight games and is up to nine points in 20 games on the season. While he isn't a top offensive contributor, Shaw is a solid secondary scorer who can contribute 20 goals in a third-line role.
News: Versteeg assisted on a pair of Patrick Kane goals and was a plus-3 in Friday's win over the Ducks.
Impact: Versteeg has found a home alongside Kane on the second line, recording four goals and nine points in his last six games. The 28-year-old now has 16 points in 19 games on the season, to go with a plus-8 rating. Given his current position on the Hawks' depth chart, Versteeg is definitely worth a look right now.
News: Richards scored his fourth goal of the season and added an assist in Friday's win over Anaheim.
Impact: Richards is now up to four goals and 14 points in 23 games, to go with a plus-5 rating. Playing on the second line alongside Patrick Kane, Richards should continue producing at a decent pace. His 90-point days are over, but he could still be a 50-point guy on a high-scoring Chicago team.
News: Kane scored twice, had a game-high eight shots on goal, and was a plus-3 in Friday's win over the Ducks.
Impact: You can't stop Kane right now, as he is on an absolute tear. The 26-year-old now has six goals and 13 points in his last seven games, putting him at 23 points on the season -- 11th best in the NHL. He's an automatic roll every night.
News: Sharp (leg) might not return by the expected Dec. 3 contest against the Blues, head coach Joe Quenneville told the team's official Twitter account.
Impact: Sharp could return for the Dec. 5 contest at home against Montreal. He had started practicing last week. It will be on the long end of the three-to-four week prognosis when he went down on November 4. Sharp has been durable in the past including skating in all 82 games last season. He has nine points in 13 games this season.
News: Crawford will be in the net Friday against the Ducks, Judd Sirott of 720 WGN Radio reports.
Impact: The Blackhawks will face off against two Western Conference heavyweights in the Ducks and Kings on back-to-back days over the weekend, so it will be interesting to see if coach Joel Quenneville turns to Crawford for both of these pivotal games. He'll at least have little reason to shy away from giving Friday's start to Crawford, who could be on the cusp of the best season of his career. He's won four of his last five starts and owns a 1.98 GAA and .926 save percentage over 16 appearances.
News: Seabrook has a six-game point streak going into Friday's game against the Ducks.
Impact: Seabrook has two goals and four assists in the six games and has accumulated five goals and eight assists in 22 games this season. He has two goals and six assists in 35 games against the Ducks in his career. Seabrook could have his best season in his 10-year career if he continues on this stretch. His best season came in 2010-11 where he collected nine goals and 39 assists where he played in every game.