BOSTON — So who was it? All the usual suspects are long gone. Adam Burish, Ben Eager, Dustin Byfuglien, Colin Fraser and Kris Versteeg are all chirping for other teams now. But someone said something from the Blackhawks bench that clearly upset Boston Bruins tough guy Shawn Thornton when he was leaving the ice Tuesday
DETROIT — The last thing the Blackhawks want to see is another one of their players out with a concussion after getting elbowed in the head. But there was center Ryan Johnson getting whacked in the head by the Red Wings’ Todd Bertuzzi Monday at Joe Louis Arena.
DETROIT — The lack of traffic around Anaheim Ducks goalie Ray Emery was alarming in the Blackhawks’ 2-1 loss Saturday. So, as he did last year at times, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville issued an order for more of it. Paging Troy Brouwer, Bryan Bickell, Tomas Kopecky ….
Rookie goalie Corey Crawford has emerged as a viable Calder Trophy candidate for his role in helping the Blackhawks recover and become a playoff-contending team again. And his numbers will only look better to the writers who vote on the rookie-of-the-year award with another victory.
Defenseman Jordan Hendry knew something was wrong immediately. He had torn his knee before in college seven years ago.
Forward Patrick Sharp had a slight limp Tuesday when he came to the United Center for the Blackhawks’ team picture.
DALLAS — For the first time all season, the Blackhawks took the ice a player short when Bryan Bickell was ruled out with an illness just before the game against the Stars Thursday.