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Fri. Oct 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Smith scored on his only shot of the night in a 3-2 loss to the Predators on Thursday.
Impact: In his first full season, Smith netted 14 goals last year. It took him six games to record his first point this season, and skating mainly on the team's fourth line, he likely won't see a big spike in his numbers from a year ago.
Thu. Oct 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Coach Joel Quenneville said Thursday that Crawford (upper body) could begin skating in the next day or two, CSN Chicago's Tracey Myers reports.
Impact: The Blackhawks continue to view Crawford's upper-body injury as short-term concern, with the team only ruling him out for their next two games thus far. With Crawford unavailable Thursday, Antti Raanta will make the start against the Predators. Raanta or call-up Scott Darling would then be called upon to man the net in the final game of the Blackhawks' road trip, which will take place Saturday in St. Louis.
Thu. Oct 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Raata gave up three goals -- all on a James Neal natural hat trick -- in Thursday's loss to the Predators.
Impact: Raanta spun a shutout in his first outing, so we can look on the bright side here: Only one guy's been able to score on him so far this year. With Corey Crawford's availability unlikely for the Blackhawks' next game, Saturday in St. Louis, Raanta could draw that start too.
Thu. Oct 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Raanta will be in the crease Thursday against the Predators, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.
Impact: With Corey Crawford (upper body) prepared to miss at least the next two games, Raanta will make his second straight start in the net for the Blackhawks. He was sensational in his season debut Tuesday night, stopping all 32 shots he faced to blank the Flyers. Raanta isn't one of the more talented goalies in the league, but the Blackhawks' deep base of talent should put him in good position for a win nearly any time he takes the ice.
Wed. Oct 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Darling could be in goal for the Blackhawks on Sunday against Ottawa in the second half of back-to-back games, Hawks' coach Joel Quenneville told CSN Chicago.
Impact: In the past, Quenneville has split the goalie starts in back-to-back scenarios so Darling could see his first NHL regular season contest on Sunday. He has really shot up the Blackhawks' depth chart after being signed as a free agent in the offseason and looked impressive in the preseason. He played for AHL Milwaukee last season and the Chicago-area native has a chance to start his first regular season NHL game in front of his family on Sunday. He's currently 2-0 with AHL Rockford this season with a 1.44 GAA and a .948 save percentage.
Wed. Oct 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Crawford (upper body) will not join the Blackhawks for their two-game road trip, Tracey Myers of the CSN Chicago reports.
Impact: Coach Joel Quenneville acknowledged that Crawford could start skating on his own over the next few days, but he wouldn't have been back to full health by the end of the team's road trip. The Blackhawks are still labeling his injury as a day-to-day ailment, with the hope that he'll be able to return to the net at some point during the team's homestand beginning Oct. 26. While he's out, Antti Raanta figures to make both of the next two starts for the Blackhawks, though the newly-recalled Scott Darling could also be called upon to make a turn.
Wed. Oct 22, 2014 | STATS
News: Kane scored two goals in Chicago's 4-0 win over Philadelphia.
Impact: Kane looked to be at the top of his game Tuesday night. He now has three goals, one season after scoring 29 goals in 69 games.
Wed. Oct 22, 2014 | STATS
News: Saad netted his first goal of the season and picked up an assist in Chicago's 4-0 win over Philadelphia.
Impact: Saad, as a young talent on one of the best teams in the NHL, is sure to have many more goals this season. He finished 2013-14 with 47 points in 78 games.
Wed. Oct 22, 2014 | STATS
News: Raanta made 32 saves for a shutout in his first start this season.
Impact: It was the second career shutout for Raanta. He subbed in for Corey Crawford, who was scratched with an upper-body injury.
Wed. Oct 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Crawford (upper body) didn't practice Wednesday, Scott King of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Impact: Crawford didn't start Tuesday due to the unspecified upper-body injury. The fact that he was held out of practice Wednesday leaves his status in doubt for Thursday's game against the Predators. If he can't go, Antti Raanta will likely receive another start in net.
Wed. Oct 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Richards registered an assist Tuesday in a 4-0 win over the Flyers, giving him his first point as a member of the Blackhawks.
Impact: The Blackhawks are simply looking for Richards to perform on par with what he contributed last season for the Rangers -- somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 goals and 50 points for a full season. More importantly, Richards will be tasked with filling out the third-line center spot the team struggled to generate production from in the last year's postseason.
Wed. Oct 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bickell scored his first goal of the season and also registered an assist in the Blackhawks' 4-0 victory over the Flyers on Tuesday.
Impact: Bickell earned a new contract a couple of years ago for his work in the Stanley Cup playoffs, but he's never been a huge contributor over an 82-game schedule. The Blackhawks are looking for more during the regular season than the 11 goals and four assists he had last season in 59 games. With three points through five games in 2014-15, he seems to be off on the right foot.
Tue. Oct 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sharp assisted on both of Patrick Kane's power-play goals Tuesday in a 4-0 win over the Flyers.
Impact: As usual, Sharp has been one of the league's most reliable point-getters. Rumors of his demise appear to have been greatly exaggerated.
Tue. Oct 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Saad opened the scoring Tuesday against the Flyers with his first goal of the year, then added an assist on Chicago's third goal in a 2:06 span.
Impact: While Saad is off to a point-per-game start this year with five in five, all of his points have come in two games while he's gone scoreless in the other three. He's highly talented, but he'll need to show more consistency to maintain anything resembling this scoring rate.
Tue. Oct 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kane scored a pair of power-play goals in Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Flyers.
Impact: After a couple quiet games, Kane bounced right back, as he normally does. It's quite likely that when all's said and done, he'll have another point-per-game campaign under his belt.
Tue. Oct 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Making his first start of the year, Raanta stopped all 32 shots the Flyers put on goal Tuesday in a 4-0 victory, his second career shutout.
Impact: With Corey Crawford dealing with an upper-body injury, the 'Hawks finally turned to Raanta, and he certainly delivered the goods. Of course, Crawford's been pretty sharp in goal himself, so unless this injury lingers, there's probably not much opportunity for Raanta to carve out a bigger role than what he's got right now.
Tue. Oct 21, 2014 | STATS
News: The Blackhawks is out with an upper-body injury.
Impact: Antti Raanta will start in his place.
Tue. Oct 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Morin is not expected to dress Tuesday night against the Flyers with the return of Kris Versteeg to the Blackhawks' lineup, CSN Chicago reports.
Impact: Morin has been skating the first four games of the season, but the ice time has been minimal while not registering any goals and assists. The most time he skated came against the Sabres was a little more than eight minutes with the rest of the games in the area of six minutes. Morin will see his time, but will need either poor play or injuries to crop up to get back on the ice. In 24 games last season, Morin registered five goals and six assists,
Tue. Oct 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Blackhawks recalled Darling from AHL Rockford on Tuesday.
Impact: Darling was called up to add another goaltender to the roster with Corey Crawford (upper body) sidelined. He owns an impressive 1.89 GAA in 29 career NHL games, but will serve as the backup behind Antti Raanta with the big club.
Tue. Oct 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Versteeg (lower body) will play in Tuesday's game against the Flyers, ESPN Chicago reports.
Impact: Versteeg will make his season debut after recovering from a lower body injury that kept him sidelined the last two weeks. He will likely line up as part of the Blackhawks' second line Tuesday night.
Tue. Oct 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Crawford is actually dealing with an upper-body injury, not an illness, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Impact: The extent of Crawford's injury is uncertain, but it clouds his status for the Blackhawks' next couple games more than an illness would have. Antti Raanta will start in Crawford's place Tuesday and serve as Chicago's primary goaltender until Crawford is able to get back between the pipes.
Tue. Oct 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Crawford will not start Tuesday as expected due to an illness, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Impact: It was announced Monday that Crawford would start Tuesday's game, but he will no longer do so after coming down with the illness. Antti Raanta will get the start in Crawford's place.
Tue. Oct 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Raanta will be the starting goaltender in Tuesday's game against the Flyers, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Impact: Corey Crawford was originally expected to start Tuesday, but he came down with an illness overnight and will not play, so Raanta will get the start instead. He will take on a Flyers team that has just one win on the season, but is tied for third in the league with 3.40 goals per game.
Mon. Oct 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Versteeg (lower body) said that he expects to be in the lineup Tuesday at home against the Flyers, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Impact: Versteeg has not played in the Blackhawks' first four games, but is actually ahead of schedule. He skated with the second line on Monday, alongside Patrick Kane and center Andrew Shaw.
Mon. Oct 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Crawford will start Tuesday against the Flyers, Chris Kuc of the Chiago Tribune reports.
Impact: Crawford has started every game for the Hawks so far, and will continue to get the majority of the starts, as the team has a light schedule to start the season.
Mon. Oct 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Versteeg (lower body) practiced with the team Monday.
Impact: The winger has yet to suit up this season, but will likely be back in action Tuesday against the Flyers. Versteeg skated on the second line at Monday's practice alongside Andrew Shaw and Patrick Kane. If that is indeed how the lines shake out for Tuesday, expect Brandon Saad to be bumped down to the third line and Jeremy Morin to end up watching from the press box.
Sun. Oct 19, 2014 | STATS
News: Crawford made 19 saves in a 2-1 overtime win over Nashville on Saturday night.
Impact: Crawford is off to a strong start, having gone 3-0-1 with a 1.66 goals-against average in four games.
Sun. Oct 19, 2014 | STATS
News: Toews scored a short-handed breakaway goal at 3:26 of overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 2-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.
Impact: It was the first goal in four games for the Blackhawks captain but he has proved productive with three assists in his prior three contests.
Oct 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rozsival, who missed the first three games of the season with an upper-body injury, made his debut Saturday night and skated a little more than 14 minutes in a 2-1 win over Nashville.
Impact: Rozsival suffered the injury in training camp last month. He blocked a shot and had a couple of hits in his 16 shifts. With no word of an injury after the game, it appears that Rozsival should be good to go moving forward.
Oct 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Oduya scored his first goal of the season on Saturday, opening the scoring against Nashville in an eventual 2-1 overtime win.
Impact: With the goal in Chicago's fourth game of the season, Oduya has already reached a third of his projected output. He scored exactly three goals in each of last two seasons. Of course, points are just a bonus for Oduya, whose main value lies in his defensive skills.
Oct 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Toews scored shorthanded in overtime to give the Hawks the win Saturday against Nashville.
Impact: What an effort from Toews, who broke up a pass in the defensive zone before scoring on a breakaway attempt against Carl Hutton. It was the first goal of the season for Toews, who now has four points in four games. It's worth noting, however, Toews has managed just six shots on goal thus far. He's too good to stay quiet on that front, though, with Saturday's goal likely a sign of things to come for this two-way stud.
Oct 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Crawford turned away 19 of the 20 shots he faced in Saturday's overtime win over Nashville.
Impact: Crawford has a terrific 3-0-1 record to start the season and has yet to allow more than two goals in a game. You really can't do much better, especially when you look at the dynamic team playing in front of him. Look for Crawford to rack up 30-plus wins once again this season.
Sat. Oct 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Versteeg (lower body) will be reevaluated by the Blackhawks' medical staff Monday, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.
Impact: Versteeg has been skating for the last few days and joined the Blackhawks for Saturday's morning session, but he's still awaiting clearance to participate in full practices. With coach Joel Quenneville suggesting that Versteeg is ahead of his recovery timetable, it's possible he could be given the go-ahead to practice immediately after Monday's checkup.
Fri. Oct 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Versteeg (lower body) was skating before Friday's practice and will be on the ice for morning skate Saturday, CSN Chicago reports.
Impact: Versteeg was injured during a practice Oct. 7 and was expected to be out for three weeks, which would put his return at the end of the month. "He skated well today and he feels real good," coach Joel Quenneville said. "He's made significant improvement." If you go by the original timetable, Versteeg would be back for the Oct. 28 game against the Ducks at home.
Fri. Oct 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Crawford will start between the pipes Saturday against the Predators, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Impact: Crawford allowed two goals on 18 shots in an overtime loss to the Flames on Wednesday. Through three games, the netminder sports a 2-0-1 record with a .920 save percentage and will look to improve those marks Saturday.
Fri. Oct 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rozsival (upper body) will be available for Saturday's game against the Predators, NHL.com's Brian Hedger reports.
Impact: It's not certain that Rozsival will return to the lineup Saturday for his season debut, but the demotion of Kyle Cumiskey to AHL Rockford suggests that Rozsival is healthy. The veteran blueliner appeared in 42 games last season, posting a goal and seven assists.
Fri. Oct 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cumiskey cleared waivers and was assigned to AHL Rockford on Friday, NHL.com's Brian Hedger reports.
Impact: Cumiskey's demotion indicates that Michal Rozsival is healthy and ready to go for Saturday's game against the Predators.
Thu. Oct 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Blackhawks placed Cumiskey on waivers Thursday, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reports.
Impact: Cumiskey earned a spot on the Blackhawks' roster out of camp, but did not appear in a game and was deemed expendable for the time being. He will head to AHL Rockford if he clears waivers.
Wed. Oct 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Shaw scored his team's lone goal in Wednesday's OT loss to the Flames.
Impact: The Hawks pelted Flames netminder Jonas Hiller with 50 shots on the night, but Shaw was the only player able to put one past him, redirecting a power-play shot midway through the third period.
Wed. Oct 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Crawford allowed two goals on 18 shots in Wednesday's OT loss to the Flames.
Impact: Crawford was solid in net for most of the night, but let Mikael Backlund wrist one past him with less than a minute to go in overtime to seal the deal. Despite the outcome, the Hawks severely outplayed the Flames, and a game like this will earn Crawford a win on most nights.
Wed. Oct 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hossa (undisclosed) was present during Wednesday's morning skate and looks set to play against Calgary, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Impact: Hossa skipped Tuesday's practice due to a minor injury, but he was never viewed as a serious threat to miss Wednesday's tilt with the Flames. The 35-year-old has one goal on six shot attempts through the Blackhawks' first two games.
Tue. Oct 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Crawford will be in goal for Wednesday's game against the Flames, CSN Chicago's Tracey Myers reports.
Impact: Crawford will look to make it three straight victories after picking up the win in his first two starts of the season. He will take on a spotty Calgary squad that lit the lamp twice in its first game, five times in its second, and just once its third contest.
Tue. Oct 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hossa missed Tuesday's morning skate with an apparent minor injury, but he will still be able to play in Wednesday's game against the Flames, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports. "(Hossa) is not bad. He'll be fine (Wednesday)."
Impact: Quenneville's comments hint at some sort of injury for Hossa, but it doesn't appear Hossa is in any danger of missing Wednesday's game, so it seems he was simply getting a maintenance day Tuesday. Expect an update on Hossa's status prior to the beginning of Wednesday's game.
Tue. Oct 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Head coach Joel Quenneville hopes Versteeg (lower body) will be able to resume skating this weekend, CSN's Tracey Myers reports.
Impact: It's not clear what exactly is ailing Versteeg, but if he is able to skate this weekend, he could suit up for the Blackhawks before the end of the month.
Tue. Oct 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rozsival (upper body) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Flames, CSN's Tracey Myers reports.
Impact: Rozsival will miss another game Wednesday, but he was able to practice both Monday and Tuesday, so it appears a return to action -- possibly this weekend -- is not far off.
Mon. Oct 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mishinter cleared waivers and was sent to AHL Rockford, CBS Chicago reports.
Impact: Mishinter, who was acquired from the Rangers last December, was thought to have made the Blackhawks' opening night roster as an enforcer. However, he suffered an injury late in the preseason, prompting the Blackhawks to re-sign Daniel Carcillo and drop Mashinter once he returned to full health. Mashinter could get a call to come up to the Blackhawks at some point later in the season if Carcillo falls victim to injury.
Mon. Oct 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Versteeg (lower body) is close to getting back on the ice, ESPN Chicago reports.
Impact: If Versteeg can return to the ice this week, that would probably mean that he's way ahead of schedule for a return. The winger is coming off a disappointing 2013-14 campaign, but had a solid preseason this year that he'll try to parlay into increased offensive production upon his return.
Mon. Oct 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rozsival (upper body) practiced with the team Monday, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.
Impact: With two more days to recover, it's probably safe to assume Rozsival will be back in the lineup Wednesday against the Flames. Rozsival's return will probably leave David Rundblad as the odd man out on the blue line, as rookie Trevor van Riemsdyk has been impressive so far.
Sun. Oct 12, 2014 | STATS
News: Saad had three assists in Saturday's win over Buffalo.
Impact: It marked Saad's first-ever three-assist performance.
Sun. Oct 12, 2014 | STATS
News: Keith scored his second goal in Saturday's win against Buffalo.
Impact: Keith will surely slow down from this goal-scoring pace but it's a good sign for fantasy owners.
Sun. Oct 12, 2014 | STATS
News: Kane scored his first goal and registered an assist in Saturday's win over the Sabres.
Impact: Kane got off to a good start at the United Center, where he scored only eight of his 29 goals last season.
Sun. Oct 12, 2014 | STATS
News: Hossa lit the lamp for the first time this season in a win over Buffalo on Saturday.
Impact: Hossa is looking to build off a 2013-14 season in which he tallied 30 goals - his most since finishing with 40 in 2008-09 with the Red Wings.
Sun. Oct 12, 2014 | STATS
News: Sharp scored his second goal in Saturday's win over buffalo.
Impact: Sharp is off to a strong start with two goals and an assist through his first two games.
Oct 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Saad dished out three assists in Saturday's win over Buffalo.
Impact: Saad also finished the night with four shots on goal and a plus-2 rating. With the way he has shown chemistry alongside Patrick Kane and Andrew Shaw on the second line, Saad could easily surpass the career-high 19 goals and 47 points he recorded in 2013-14. At only 21 years of age, the best is yet to come for this rising stud.
Oct 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Shaw opened the scoring and added an assist in Saturday's win over Buffalo.
Impact: A great effort from Shaw, who is currently centering the second line between Patrick Kane and Brandon Saad. If Shaw continues to play on that line and on the top power-play unit, he could surpass the career-high 20 goals and 39 points he recorded in 2013-14.
Oct 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Toews picked up a power-play assist and a shorthanded helper in Saturday's win over the Sabres.
Impact: The Hawks' top line consisting of of Patrick Sharp, Marian Hossa and Toews is off to a great start in 2014-15, combining for four points on Saturday. Toews, who recorded 68 points in 76 games last season, is well on his way to another great year in Chicago. Keep rolling him.
Oct 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mashinter was placed on waivers by the Blackhawks on Sunday, Elliote Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports.
Impact: Mashinter was a candidate to make the Blackhawks' roster before going down with an undisclosed injury. He was set to return in the near future, but will now either be claimed by another team or pass through waivers and end up in the AHL.
Oct 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Carcillo scored his first goal of the season Saturday night in a 6-2 home-opening win over the Sabres.
Impact: Carcillo's return with the Blackhawks has gone off very well. During his first trip with the Hawks two seasons ago, he could barely stay on the ice, mainly because of injuries. Scoring is secondary for him, though, as Carcillo's main role is agitator and fighter. In 57 games last season between the Rangers and Kings, Carcillo had four goals; his career-best production (13 goals, 11 assists) came in 2007-08 with the Coyotes.
Oct 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hossa had several opportunities on Saturday night against the Sabres and finally lit the lamp in the third period to push the Blackhawks to a 6-2 victory in the team's home opener.
Impact: Hossa had just missed a couple goals earlier in the game, but buried one in the end. The shorthanded tally (the 30th of his career) was his first point of the season.
Oct 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Crawford was not as busy on Saturday as he was in the season opener, saving 21 of 23 shots in a 6-2 victory over Buffalo.
Impact: Crawford was tested far more against Dallas on Thursday, as he saved 32 of 34 shots in the shootout win. He's expected to be in goal for the Hawks' next game, Wednesday against Calgary. Crawford hasn't posted great results against the Flames in his career, as he's compiled a 3-2-2 record in seven games against them, with a 2.75 GAA and .897 save percentage.
Sat. Oct 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kane scored his first goal of the season and added a power-play assist in Saturday's win over Buffalo.
Impact: Kane is off to another great start this season, recording three points through two games. He is currently skating on the second line alongside the rising Brandon Saad, who could post career numbers in 2014-15. The Blackhawks are always one of the NHL's best offensive teams every year, and Kane is a big reason why. You know what to do.
Sat. Oct 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Versteeg (lower body) reported Saturday that his condition is improving, but said he still remains a few weeks away from a return, ESPN Chicago reports.
Impact: Versteeg is expected to return to the ice at some point next week, when the Blackhawks will begin easing him back into a full workload. Ben Smith is expected to occupy Versteeg's spot in the lineup until he's deemed ready for a return.
Sat. Oct 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Crawford will start Saturday night's home opener against the Sabres, CSN Chicago reports.
Impact: Crawford looked solid on Thursday in the Blackhawks' 3-2 shootout win in Dallas, saving 32 of 34 shots on goal. Looking ahead, it's possible that the Blackhawks could stick with Crawford for each of the next four games after Saturday night. The Blackhawks don't have games on back-to-back days until Oct. 25 and 26, so backup goalie Antti Raanta could collect some dust over the next couple of weeks.
Fri. Oct 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rozsival (upper body) will not be available for Saturday's game against the Sabres, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.
Impact: Coach Joel Quenneville said that Rozsival is targeting a return to action at some point next week. The blueliner has been skating at practice while he's been held out, so he does seem to be making visible progress.
Fri. Oct 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Keith delivered a goal and a power-play assist Thursday against the Stars.
Impact: Keith made a strong early case to defend last season's Norris Trophy nod, as he kicked off the game's scoring with less than a minute remaining in the first period. In addition, he would finish with a game-high 29:40 time on ice, but expect him to settle in closer to the 24-to-25 minute range most nights.
Fri. Oct 10, 2014 | STATS
News: Crawford saved 32 of 34 shots Thursday against the Stars.
Impact: He took home No. 1 Star of the Game honors after a magnificent performance in Chicago's season-opening shootout win. Crawford ranked ninth in the NHL last year with a 2.26 goals against average.
Fri. Oct 10, 2014 | STATS
News: Sharp scored a game-tying goal and picked up an assist in Chicago's season-opening victory against Dallas.
Impact: Last year's playoff struggles seem to be behind the 33-year-old. Sharp led the Blackhawks with 34 goals in 2013-14.
Fri. Oct 10, 2014 | STATS
News: Keith had a goal and an assist in Chicago's season-opening win over Dallas.
Impact: Keith put the Blackhawks on the board with a slapshot in the first period, then added a helper on the Hawks tying goal in the third. Last year's Norris Trophy winner finished 2013-14 with six goals and 55 assists.
Fri. Oct 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sharp had a goal and assist in the Blackhawks' 3-2 shootout victory at Dallas on Thursday in the team's season opener, CSN Chicago reports.
Impact: Sharp's first goal of the season in the third period sent the game into overtime against the Stars. The Blackhawks host Buffalo on Saturday. Sharp has had some success in a limited number of games against the Sabres in his 12-year career, with four goals and three assists in 11 games against Buffalo.
Fri. Oct 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kane got the lone shootout score in Thursday's 3-2 win at Dallas in the season opener, CSN Chicago reports.
Impact: Despite not scoring a goal in the opener, he had several chances against Dallas. He did assist on Patrick Sharp's goal in the third period that tied the game at two. Chicago hosts Buffalo on Saturday and Kane has four goals and three assists in eight games in his career against his hometown Sabres.
Fri. Oct 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Crawford saved 32 of 34 shots on goal on Thursday in the 3-2 Blackhawks' shootout win over the Stars in the season opener, CSN Chicago reports.
Impact: Crawford helped keep the Blackhawks in the game against Dallas as the team exhibited sloppy play, especially in the first two periods. Crawford might be seeing more pressure in the early going of the season with some inexperienced defensemen on the team. The Blackhawks let go and traded a few of their veteran defensemen including Nick Leddy, who was sent to the Islanders last week.
Wed. Oct 8, 2014 | STATS
News: Versteeg returned Tuesday for the 'Hawks.
Impact: Versteeg made his season debut after being out with a lower-body injury.
Tue. Oct 7, 2014 | STATS
News: Mashinter has been sent to the minors.
Impact: Mashinter was previously on injured reserve with a lower-body injury.
Sat. Oct 4, 2014 | STATS
News: The Blackhawks traded Simpson and Nick Leddy to New York in exchange for T.J. Brennan, Ville Pokka and the rights to restricted free agent goaltender Anders Nilsson.
Impact: Simpson gave up two goals on seven shots in his only career game in 2013-14.
Sat. Oct 4, 2014 | STATS
News: Chicago acquired Pokka, T.J. Brennan and the rights to restricted free-agent Anders Nilsson from Chicago in exchange for Nick Leddy and Kent Simpson.
Impact: Brennan and Pokka were assigned to Rockford of the American Hockey League.
Sat. Oct 4, 2014 | STATS
News: Chicago acquired Brennan, Ville Pokka and the rights to restricted free-agent Anders Nilsson from Chicago in exchange for Nick Leddy and Kent Simpson.
Impact: Brennan and Pokka were assigned to Rockford of the American Hockey League.
Sat. Oct 4, 2014 | STATS
News: Chicago assigned Dahlbeck to its AHL affiliate in Rockford on Saturday.
Impact: Dahlbeck was sent to the Rockford club along with top prospect Teuvo Teravainen.
Sat. Oct 4, 2014 | STATS
News: Chicago assigned Teravainen to its AHL affiliate in Rockford on Saturday.
Impact: Teravainen is one of the team's top prospects, but Chicago is loaded at his position.
Sat. Oct 4, 2014 | STATS
News: The Chicago Blackhawks have signed Carcillo to a one-year contract. Carcillo played for Chicago for two seasons, winning the Stanley Cup in 2013, before he was traded to Los Angeles in July 2013. He played for the Kings and New York Rangers last season, finishing with four goals, one assist and 100 penalty minutes in 57 games.
Impact: Carcillo, who was selected by Pittsburgh in the third round of the 2003 draft, has 1,179 penalty minutes in 390 career games. He also has seven goals and seven assists in 45 career playoff appearances.