News: Shaw, who has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Oilers, is doubtful to play Sunday against the Canucks as well.
Impact: Shaw wasn't on the ice for Saturday's morning skate, more than likely dashing his chances of playing Sunday since he won't have skated in consecutive days. His absence could enable the newly-recalled Phillip Danault to receive some regular run in the Blackhawks' bottom six.
News: Sharp (leg) has resumed skating in Chicago, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Impact: The star winger is still on long-term injured reserve and isn't expected to return during the team's current six-game road trip. The news is still positive, though, since it means his recovery is still on track, and he should be back in the lineup in early December.
News: Danault will make his NHL debut Saturday night against the Oilers.
Impact: The 21-year-old was the Blackhawks' first-round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft and has been on the team's radar ever since. Danault racked up three goals and seven assists through 14 games with AHL Rockford and should slot in on the third or fourth line with Andrew Shaw (upper body) sidelined once again.
News: Crawford will be on the bench Saturday as the Blackhawks go with backup goalie Antti Raanta against the Oilers, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Impact: Hawks coach Joel Quenneville usually gives the backup a start in a back-to-back scenario. Crawford is expected back Sunday against the Canucks on the road. He is 5-2-2 in his career against Vancouver with a 2.08 goals-against average and a .931 save percentage in nine games. So far Crawford has been stellar this season, with an 8-4-1 record, 1.97 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage.