The Blackhawks altered their goaltending plans for Wednesday night’s game against St. Louis at the United Center. Antti Niemi, who was scheduled to start, didn’t take the ice for the morning skate. Coach Joel Quenneville said Niemi “wasn’t feeling well,” and said that Joe Fallon will probably be called up from Rockford to serve as
Dave Bolland skated between Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp in the Blackhawks’ first practice since returning from their eight-game road trip. Out since November back surgery, Bolland will return to the lineup in Wednesday’s home game vs. St. Louis. It’s uncertain which forward will sit out, but Andrew Ladd skated off early in Tuesday’s workout
Trading season started with a bang Sunday. But the Hawks were not involved. The Calgary Flames traded star defenseman Dion Phaneuf, a promising 24-year-old who will earn an average of $6.5 million a season until his contract runs out after 2013-14, to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Here is a clip of Phaneuf dropping the gloves
RALEIGH, N.C. — And I thought this trip was a chance to a get away from winter for a few days. A snow storm has descended on Raleigh and there is about eight inches of snow on the ground. Anyways, here are some updates for tonight’s game vs. the Carolina Hurricanes:
The Blackhawks involved in the limousine pictures from Vancouver all faced the media at Thursday’s morning skate. “Obviously it’s not the way we want to represent the team,” said Patrick Kane. “But’s it’s been dicussed internally with the team.” John Madden and Kris Versteeg also said the issue was between them and the organization, and
The Blackhawks’ road trip has been a long one, but at least some of the players apparently had some fun in Vancouver. The Vancouver Province ran three pictures of Hawks’ players with their shirts off in a limo with some women also involved. The players were Patrick Kane, John Madden and Kris Versteeg.
Veteran defenseman Brent Sopel, who has played the last few games in pain after taking a series of hard hits and blocking numerous shots, will sit out Tuesday night’s game at Edmonton with Jordan Hendry taking his place. Coach Joel Quenneville made the decision after the morning skate. “It’s for maintenance (of Sopel’s injuries) and