Chicago Blackhawks Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Scott Darling, G2/27/2015 10:18:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling was not very sharp on Friday night.
Insight: He allowed four goals on 29 shots in a losing effort. Darling still has a winning record, at 6-3-0 overall.
Corey Crawford, G2/26/2015 10:05:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford pitched a shutout Thursday versus Florida.
Insight: He faced just 20 shots, and was not heavily tested. Crawford is now 24-14-4 on the season.
Brandon Saad, LW2/26/2015 10:04:00 PM
Description: Chicago left wing Brandon Saad notched two points during Thursday's win over the Panthers.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with two shots and a plus-two rating. Saad now has 19 goals and 42 points through 62 games this season. Teuvo Teravainen and Jonathan Toews also tallied for Chicago.
Patrick Kane, RW2/25/2015 2:29:00 PM
Description: The Blackhawks have placed winger Patrick Kane on long-term injured reserve according to NHL.com.
Insight: That means Kane will be out for at least 24 days or 10 games. Kane fell head-first into the boards on Tuesday after taking a cross check to the lower back. Some reports are saying he could miss more than 10 weeks.
Patrick Kane, RW2/25/2015 1:30:00 PM
Description: The Chicago Tribune is now reporting Kane could miss even more than 10 weeks due to his crash into the boards on Tuesday night.
Insight: The rumors continue to circle, and fantasy owners won't know anything for sure until Wednesday at the earliest. The reports, however, have all been negative, so at the very least, owners need a replace for the next month.
Patrick Kane, RW2/25/2015 10:13:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane left Tuesday's game after crashing head first into the boards against the Panthers.
Insight: Kane skated off the ice favoring his shoulder. Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune tweeted he may have a broken collarbone, but he made it clear that has not been confirmed. He also reported Kane will miss more than six weeks and maybe as many as 10 weeks. ESPN also confirmed Kane will be out six to 10 weeks. Not good news for a guy who came into Tuesday as the leader in points.
Scott Darling, G2/25/2015 9:32:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling played well in a spot start on Tuesday.
Insight: Darling made 34 saves in the shootout victory over the Panthers. He is 6-2-0 with a 1.96 GAA and .938 save percentage in eight starts, but since this was his first start in over two months, he isn't fantasy relevant.
Jonathan Toews, C2/25/2015 9:23:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews scored a power-play goal in the shootout victory over the Panthers on Tuesday.
Insight: That was Toews' sixth power-play goal of the season. Marian Hossa and Brent Seabrook had the assists. Toews has 18 goals and 31 assists with a plus-19 rating in 61 games this season.
Jonathan Toews, C2/22/2015 6:25:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews scored a goal on Sunday in the lopsided loss to the Bruins.
Insight: Toews had an even rating which is pretty difficult to do when your team loses by four goals. Toews scored his goal on the power play. He has 17 goals and 31 assists in 60 games this season.
Corey Crawford, G2/18/2015 10:24:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford recorded 26 saves in the loss on Wednesday to the Red Wings.
Insight: Chicago never led in the game, but they did score twice within a minute of Detroit taking the lead. Crawford allowed two of three shootout attempts to slip past him, so the Red Wings won, 3-2.
Niklas Hjalmarsson, D2/15/2015 3:32:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson scored Chicago's only goal in the, 2-1, shootout victory over the Penguins on Sunday.
Insight: Chicago won a faceoff in the offensive zone early in the second period, and Hjalmarsson released a nasty, knuckling slap shot that beat Marc-Andre Fleury. Hjalmarsson, however, isn't fantasy relevant being that was just his second goal of the season.
Corey Crawford, G2/15/2015 3:28:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford made 36 saves in the victory over the Penguins on Sunday.
Insight: Crawford struggled in the shootout, allowing two goals, but he did stop Kris Letang's attempt, and the Blackhawks converted all three of their shootout attempts. Chicago won, 2-1. Crawford is 23-12-3 this season.
Antti Raanta, G2/9/2015 6:48:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks goalie Antti Raanta will start on Monday versus the Coyotes.
Insight: Corey Crawford started and won on Sunday, so he gets the night off. Raanta is 7-4-0 with a 1.80 GAA and .939 save percentage this season.
Corey Crawford, G2/8/2015 3:06:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford allowed two goals in Sunday's victory versus St. Louis.
Insight: He faced 27 shots on goal, and raised his record to 21-12-2 overall.
Marian Hossa, RW2/8/2015 3:04:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa scored a goal during Sunday's win over the Blues.
Insight: Hossa has just 11 goals on the season, but does have a solid 35 points through 53 games as well.
Patrick Kane, RW2/6/2015 10:47:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane recorded two points on Friday night.
Insight: He had a goal and assisted on the game-winner. Kane now has 58 points, and is tied for NHL lead with Jakub Voracek.
Brandon Saad, LW2/6/2015 10:45:00 PM
Description: Chicago left wing Brandon Saad netted the overtime winner Friday against the Jets.
Insight: Saad now has 16 goals and 33 points through 52 games this season.
Corey Crawford, G2/3/2015 10:58:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford took a tough loss Tuesday against the Wild.
Insight: He faced 43 shots on goal and saved 40 of them, but it was not enough. Crawford is now 19-12-2 on the season.
Patrick Kane, RW1/31/2015 9:26:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane scored two goals and had an assist in the, 4-1, victory over the Ducks on Friday.
Insight: Kane assisted Jonathan Toews' goal in the first period to give Chicago a, 1-0, lead. Then, Kane put the game away with goals in the second and third period. Kane has 25 goals and 31 assists with a plus-13 rating this season.
Corey Crawford, G1/31/2015 9:20:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford allowed just one power-play goal to the high-powered Ducks on Friday.
Insight: Crawford made 21 saves as Chicago won, 4-1. Crawford is 19-11-2 with a 2.28 GAA and .920 save percentage.
Kris Versteeg, RW1/22/2015 1:59:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks right winger Kris Versteeg could be sidelined longer than originally anticipated according to the Chicago Trbune.
Insight: Versteeg has been out since Jan. 1 with a hand injury. He was supposed to be out four weeks, but coach Joel Quenneville said Wednesday that, "It's probably going to be a little bit more than that."
Marian Hossa, RW1/22/2015 10:07:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa had a goal and an assist in the victory over his former team on Wednesday.
Insight: Hossa only spent a few months in Pittsburgh, but the fans remember. Hossa did quiet the crowd at Consol Engery Center on Wednesday with an assist on David Rundblad's goal in the first period, and then Hossa scored a power-play goal in the second period. Chicago won in a shootout.
Corey Crawford, G1/22/2015 10:00:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford made 33 saves in the, 3-2, shootout victory over the Penguins on Wednesday.
Insight: Crawford also stopped both shootout attempts he faced. Crawford is 18-10-2 with a 2.26 GAA and .921 save percentage this season.
Teuvo Teravainen, C1/21/2015 9:12:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks center Teuvo Teravainen had a goal and an assist against the Coyotes on Tuesday.
Insight: This was Teravainen's first multi-point game of his career. Teravainen was plus-two with shots on net. He has tremendous potential, but owners should continue to wait-and-see if he is worth adding in standard redraft leagues.
Andrew Shaw, C1/21/2015 9:06:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw scored a pair of goals in Tuesday's blowout victory over the Coyotes.
Insight: Shaw found the back of the net in the first and second periods. His first goal came on passes from Teuvo Teravainen and Bryan Bickell, and Duncan Keith received the helper on the second goal. Shaw amassed an incredible eight shots on net versus Arizona. Shaw has eight goals and six assists in 43 games this season.
Antti Raanta, G1/20/2015 4:11:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks goalie Antti Raanta will get the nod Tuesday versus Arizona.
Insight: Chicago plays Wednesday night as well, with Corey Crawford likely starting that contest against Pittsburgh. Raanta is an intriguing daily option, as he owns a 6-3-0 record with a 1.96 GAA and .934 save percentage.
Brandon Saad, LW1/18/2015 8:44:00 PM
Description: Chicago left wing Brandon Saad scored two goals during Sunday's loss to the Stars.
Insight: He also had an impressive seven shots on goal, along with two penalty minutes and a minus-one rating. Saad now has 15 goals and 31 points through 45 games this season.
Teuvo Teravainen, C1/17/2015 10:14:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks center Teuvo Teravainen scored his first NHL goal of his career on Friday versus the Jets.
Insight: Blackhawks fans have been waiting for Teravainen to make an impact at the NHL level. Although the 20-year-old has potential, he isn't worth picking up in standard leagues. Perhaps he is worth a look in dynasty leagues.
Corey Crawford, G1/17/2015 9:50:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford made 31 saves but allowed three goals and Chicago lost to Winnipeg, 4-2.
Insight: Crawford is now 17-9-2 with a 2.18 GAA and .923 save percentage this season.
Corey Crawford, GHot1/11/2015 10:59:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford made 36 saves in a victory over the Wild on Sunday.
Insight: Crawford allowed one goal in the, 4-1, victory. Crawford is now 17-8-2 this season and came into Sunday's game with a 2.19 GAA and .921 save percentage.
Marian Hossa, RW1/11/2015 10:58:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa scored a goal and an assist in Sunday night's victory over the Wild.
Insight: Hossa has been a little disappointing with just nine goals and 22 assists this season. Hopefully, this is a sign of good things to come.
Brandon Saad, LW1/10/2015 9:23:00 AM
Description: Chicago left wing Brandon Saad scored both of the team's goals during Friday's loss against the Oilers.
Insight: Saad continued his strong season, and now has 12 goals and 27 points through 42 games.
Corey Crawford, GHot1/9/2015 10:20:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford was busy Thursday night stopping 42 of 44 shots in a 4-2 win over Minnesota.
Insight: Crawford is 16-8-2 this season with a .921 save percentage and 2.19 GAA. He appears to be turning the corner after a bad streak in which he allowed 11 goals in three games.
Bryan Bickell, LW1/8/2015 10:44:00 PM
Description: Chicago left wing Bryan Bickell scored two goals on Thursday night.
Insight: He also had four shots on goal and a plsu-two rating. Bickell is not a relevant option, as he has eight goals and 16 points this season.
Patrick Kane, RW1/8/2015 10:43:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane had three points during Thursday's victory against the Wild.
Insight: He had a goal and two assists, along with two shots and a plus-two rating. After a slow start, Kane now has 20 goals and 45 points through 41 games.
Corey Crawford, G1/1/2015 4:26:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford allowed three goals during Thursday's loss against Washington.
Insight: He faced 35 total shots on goal, and gave up the game-winner with just over 12 seconds remaining. Crawford is now 14-7-2 overall.
Patrick Sharp, LW1/1/2015 4:20:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks left wing Patrick Sharp scored a goal during Thursday's loss to the Capitals.
Insight: More impressively Sharp had 10 shots on goal. He is now on a three-game point streak, and has seven goals and 18 points through 24 games.
Brad Richards, C12/30/2014 12:32:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks center Brad Richards scored a goal and had three shots during Monday's shootout victory over the Predators.
Insight: Richards now has seven goals and 19 points through 34 games. However, more impressively he is plus-nine on the season, as he is minus-64 over 1,016 career games.
Patrick Kane, RW12/28/2014 10:20:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane scored two goals and an assist in Saturday's, 5-2, victory over the Avalanche.
Insight: Kane scored the final goal of the first period to tie the game, 2-2, and then scored an empty-netter to seal the victory. Kane has 18 goals and 21 assists with a plus-10 rating in 36 games this season.
Corey Crawford, G12/28/2014 10:15:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford made 23 saves in the, 5-2, victory over the Avalanche on Saturday.
Insight: Crawford posted a .920 save percentage in his 13th victory of the season. He is 13-6-2 with a 2.00 GAA and .923 save percentage this season.
Corey Crawford, G12/20/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford lost in a shootout in his first action since Nov. 29.
Insight: He stopped 17-of-19 shots on goal, and is now 12-5-2 on the season. Crawford will continue to be Chicago's top goaltender.
Patrick Sharp, LW12/20/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks left wing Patrick Sharp scored a goal in Saturday's shootout loss to the Blue Jackets.
Insight: He also had seven shots on goal and a plus-one rating on the night. Sharp now has five goals and 12 points through 19 games.
Jonathan Toews, C12/17/2014 9:25:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews registered a goal and two assists during Tuesday's win versus Minnesota.
Insight: Toews also had four shots on goal and a plus-one rating on the night. He is now plus-eight overall and has 28 points through 32 games.
Patrick Kane, RW12/17/2014 9:23:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane recorded three points during Tuesday's victoy against the Wild.
Insight: He had a goal and two assists, along with seven shots on goal and a plau-two rating. Kane is on a four-game point streak, and now has 15 goals and 32 points through 32 games.
Patrick Kane, RW12/13/2014 10:25:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane scored a beautiful goal against the Islanders on Saturday night.
Insight: Kane skated up the right side of the ice and beat Jaroslav Halak with a deadly backhand shot. Kane had three shots on net and has 14 goals and 14 assists in 30 games this season.
Jonathan Toews, C12/13/2014 12:50:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews practiced Saturday morning and should play against the Islanders.
Insight: He will return to top line duties, so owners can breathe easy.
Scott Darling, G12/11/2014 9:53:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling extended his personal winning streak to four games on Thursday.
Insight: He stopped 32-of-34 shots on goal for the win. Darling is now 5-1-0 and will continue to see action with Corey Crawford sidelined.
Patrick Kane, RW12/11/2014 9:49:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane scored a goal and had two shots on goal during Thursday's victory against Boston.
Insight: Kane now has 13 goals and 27 points through 29 games. He is easily a top-20 option in fantasy hockey.
Jonathan Toews, C12/11/2014 9:30:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews left Thursday's game with an upper boddy injury.
Insight: He left after taking an illegal hit from Dennis Seidenberg in the second period. Chicago confirmed Toews will not return to action on Thursday. Stay tuned for news on his progress.
Patrick Sharp, LW12/10/2014 1:33:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks left wing Patrick Sharp picked up an assist in his return to the ice on Tuesday against the Devils.
Insight: Sharp recorded five shots on net in 17 minutes of playing time. It was his first game since Nov. 4 due to a knee injury.
Scott Darling, G12/9/2014 9:50:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling won his fourth game in five starts this season.
Insight: Darling made 22 saves, allowing two goals in the come-from-behind victory. He is 4-1-0 with a .930 save percentage this season.
Jonathan Toews, C12/9/2014 9:46:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews scored in the shootout to help lift Chicago over New Jersey, 3-2, on Tuesday.
Insight: As we have mentioned before, shootout stats don't count for fantasy, but Toews did have an assist and a plus-one rating as well Tuesday. He has 23 points in 28 games this season.
Patrick Sharp, LW12/9/2014 12:22:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks left wing Patrick Sharp is expected to return Tuesday from a knee injury that has sidelined him for 14 games.
Insight: Sharp skated in practice alongside Andrew Shaw and Bryan Bickell. He's posted nine points in 13 games this season after a 34-goal, 44-assist campaign last season.
Brandon Saad, LW12/7/2014 11:20:00 AM
Description: Chicago left wing Brandon Saad notched two points during Saturday's win against the Predators.
Insight: He also had three shots on goal and a plus-two rating on the night. Saad has been very good this season, and now has 19 points through 27 games.
Scott Darling, G12/6/2014 10:12:00 PM
Description: Chicago goaltender Scott Darling played well in Saturday's win over the Predators.
Insight: Hemade 32 saves on 33 shots, and picked up his third win of the season. He is now 3-1-0 and will continue to see time during the absence of Corey Crawford.
Marian Hossa, RW12/6/2014 10:08:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa scored two goals during Saturday's victory against the Predators.
Insight: Hossa has been off to a relatively slow start, and now has just five goals overall. He does have 19 points through 27 games, but owners should hope this game helps Hossa continue to light the lamp.
Antti Raanta, G12/6/2014 9:12:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks goalie Antti Raanta stopped 38 shots to earn another victory since Corey Crawford went down with his injury.
Insight: Raanta allowed three goals, and Chicago won, 4-3. He now has a .951 save percentage in the last two victories since taking over for Crawford. It may be too late, but if not, add Raanta to your lineup right now.
Jonathan Toews, C12/6/2014 9:08:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews had a goal and an assist on Friday against the Canadiens.
Insight: Toews' goal tied the game on the power play a few minutes into the third period. He then set up Brandon Saad for the game-winner with less than 30 seconds left in regulation. Toews has 11 goals and 11 assists through 26 games this season.
Patrick Kane, RW12/3/2014 10:48:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane scored twice on Wednesday against the Blues.
Insight: Kane scored two third period goals to put the game away. He was also plus-three as Chicago won, 4-1. In the last three games, Kane has four goals and a plus-eight rating.
Antti Raanta, G12/3/2014 10:42:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks goalie Antti Raanta stopped 39 shots and earned the victory in his first start replacing the injured Corey Crawford.
Insight: Raanta allowed just one goal in the victory. As Crawford is out for up to the next three weeks, he is a must-add for owners looking for goalie help.
Corey Crawford, G12/3/2014 1:09:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (lower body) will most likely miss the next two-to-three weeks.
Insight: It is a blow to Chicago, as Crawford had a 1.87 GAA and .929 save percentage. Scott Darling and Antti Raanta will fill the void during his absence.
Corey Crawford, G12/2/2014 1:50:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford is dealing with a lower body injury and is not expected to play Wednesday, according to Brian Hedger of nhl.com.
Insight: Crawford (12-5-1 with a 1.87 GAA, .929 SV%) should be considered day-to-day. Antti Raanta will be in net (1-2, 2.03 GAA, .933 SV%).
Corey Crawford, G11/30/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford allowed one goal on 20 shots to beat the Kings, 4-1.
Insight: Crawford made 19 saves in his 12th victory of the season. In his last five games, Crawford is 4-1-0 with a .937 save percentage and 1.61 GAA.
Brad Richards, C11/30/2014 10:17:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks center Brad Richards scored a pair of goals in the Western Conference Finals rematch against the Kings on Saturday.
Insight: Richards has six goals and 10 assists this season, so he isn't producing like he used to, but if owners selected him at the right time, he may be providing some value. He is worth owning in deeper leagues.
Corey Crawford, G11/28/2014 7:12:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford faced only 24 shots on Friday and stopped all but one of them.
Insight: Crawford posted a .958 save percent to capture his 10th victory of the season. He is 10-5-1 with a 1.98 GAA and .926 save percentage.
Patrick Kane, RW11/28/2014 7:08:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane scored twice on Friday against the Ducks.
Insight: Kane scored about halfway through the second period and then added an empty-netter with a minute left in the game. Kane had eight shots on goal and finished plus-three. He has eight goals and 13 assists in 22 games this season.
Corey Crawford, G11/27/2014 11:19:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford stopped 27 shots in a victory Wednesday against Colorado.
Insight: Crawford saw 29 total shots on goal, and raised his record to 10-5-1 with a 1.98 GAA and .926 save percentage. He continues to be a solid option.
Jonathan Toews, C11/27/2014 11:16:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews scored a goal in Wednesday's win over the Avalanche.
Insight: He also had five shots on goal and now has 19 points through 22 games.
Corey Crawford, G11/23/2014 10:50:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford allowed just one goal in Saturday's win versus Edmonton.
Insight: He stopped 24-of-25 shots on goal and simply continued his stellar play this season. Crawford is now 9-4-1 with a 1.90 GAA and .928 save percentage.
Jonathan Toews, C11/23/2014 10:46:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews scored two goals in Chicago's 7-1 victory against the Oilers.
Insight: He is as steady as they come, and Toews now has 18 points and a +5 rating on the season.
Patrick Kane, RW11/23/2014 10:44:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane had two points in Saturday's win over Edmonton.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with two shots on goal and a +1 rating on the night. Kane has now recorded a point in four-consecutive games and at least two points over his past three. He has eight goals and 18 points through 20 games, and it seems Kane is starting to really heat up.
Marian Hossa, RW11/23/2014 10:41:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa had a big night Saturday against the Oilers.
Insight: Hossa had one goal and three assists, along with a +2 rating on the night. He now has recorded at least one point in six of his past seven games, and now has 15 points this season.
Patrick Sharp, LW11/20/2014 4:32:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks left wing Patrick Sharp is close to skating according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Insight: Sharp could join the team on their road trip but not play. He will not immediately return to game action once he starts skating, however, he will be close at that point.
Andrew Shaw, C11/20/2014 3:05:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw will miss Thursday's game due to an upper body issue, according to Chicsgo Sun-Times beat reporter Mark Lazerus.
Insight: Shaw has three goals and three assists in 18 games. Added with a minus 4 rating makes him a non-fantasy factor.
Patrick Sharp, LW11/18/2014 3:06:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks left wing Patrick Sharp's "indefinite" timetable has become the next two to three weeks with a leg injury.
Insight: He has missed the last five games. Sharp has three goals and six assists in 13 games and was close to a point-a-game guy in 2013-14 (78 in 82 games).
Corey Crawford, G11/14/2014 9:59:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford took the loss Friday against the Red Wings.
Insight: He made 33 saves on 36 shots, but it was not enough. Crawford is now 6-4-1 this season.
Patrick Kane, RW11/14/2014 9:57:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane scored the team's lone goal in Friday's loss to Detroit.
Insight: He had six shots on goal, but was also -3 on the night. Kane now has 11 points in 17 games, and is still looking to really get going.
Corey Crawford, G11/12/2014 10:06:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford was superb on Tuesday against the red-hot Lightning.
Insight: Crawford stopped 25-of-27 shots in regulation and overtime, then turned aside all three Lightning shootout attempts. Patrick Kane scored in the shootout, and Chicago won, 3-2. Crawford is now 6-3-1.
Brad Richards, C11/12/2014 10:02:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks center Brad Richards scored his third goal of the season on Tuesday.
Insight: Richards tied the game at one with a score at the 9:13 mark of the second period. Kris Versteeg and Brandon Saad had the assists. Chicago went on to win in a shootout due to Patrick Kane's shootout goal.
Duncan Keith, D11/8/2014 10:17:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith scored against the Capitals.
Insight: Chicago jumped out to a, 2-0, lead, but allowed three second period goals and lost, 3-2. Keith has eight points and a plus-two rating this season.
Patrick Sharp, LW11/5/2014 10:55:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks left wing Patrick Sharp is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury.
Insight: Coach Joel Quenneville said "Sharp is probably going to be out a bit." We are still waiting to find out as many details as possible. Stay tuned.
Corey Crawford, G11/4/2014 10:36:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford pitched a shutout Tuesday against the Canadiens.
Insight: He had lost his previous two starts, but stopped all 28 shots on Tuesday. This could get Crawford going, as he is now 4-2-1 overall.
Patrick Kane, RW11/4/2014 10:33:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane scored his fourth goal of the season.
Insight: He has only nine points in 13 games, but owners should not worry, as Kane is one of the best offensive players in the entire league.
Jonathan Toews, C11/4/2014 10:32:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews recorded two points in Tuesday's win over Montreal.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with four shots on goal and two penalty minutes. Toews now has 10 points on the season, and owners should expect that total to increase quickly.
Corey Crawford, G11/1/2014 10:42:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford was not particularly sharp in his return to the ice on Saturday.
Insight: Crawford allowed three goals on 27 shots for a .889 save percentage against the Maple Leafs. It was the goaltender's first game in two weeks. It was Crawford first regulation-loss this season.
Marian Hossa, RW10/30/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa broke out of his slump on Thursday.
Insight: He had only three points coming into the game, but recorded one goal and one assist, along with a +2 rating and four shots on goal. Owners will hope that this gets Hossa rolling.
Jonathan Toews, C10/30/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews scored two goals Thursday against Ottawa.
Insight: Toews now has four goals, and eight points overall. Look for this game to get him going.
Patrick Sharp, LW10/25/2014 10:50:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks left wing Patrick Sharp notched two points on Saturday against the Blues.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, and now has eight points on the season. Sharp will continue to produce well for fantasy owners, as he plays on one of the best offensive teams in the league
Andrew Shaw, C10/23/2014 10:55:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw score his third goal of the season on Thursday against the Predators.
Insight: The goal cut the Nashville lead to 3-2 with about seven minutes left in the third period. The Predators held on to win, though, 3-2. Shaw had one shot on goal and a plus-one rating.
Corey Crawford, G10/22/2014 6:05:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford will not play in the team's next two games according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Insight: Crawford missed Tuesday's game due to the upper body injury. He will not travel with the team to Nashville or St. Louis.
Antti Raanta, G10/22/2014 9:42:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks goalie Antti Raanta shined in his first start of the season.
Insight: He stopped all 32 shots from Philadelphia, and earned the shutout. However, Raanta is not a fantasy option moving forward, as Corey Crawford is only day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
Patrick Kane, RW10/22/2014 9:39:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane had two goals on Tuesday night against the Flyers.
Insight: He now has three goals on the season, and owners are hoping this is the game that puts Kane on a hot streak.
Johnny Oduya, D10/19/2014 10:12:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya scored his first goal of the season on Saturday against the Predators.
Insight: Oduya's goal was his only shot of the game. He scored at the 1:49 mark of the first period, and Chicago won the game in overtime, 2-1. Oduya was plus-two.
Jonathan Toews, C10/19/2014 10:04:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews scored the game-winning overtime goal shorthanded on Saturday against the Predators.
Insight: Chicago jumped out to an early 1-0 lead about two minutes into the game, but the Blackhawks did not score again until overtime. Toews was plus-one with three shots and one hit in over 22 minutes of ice time.
Corey Crawford, G10/15/2014 10:57:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford had a rather easy night against the Flames.
Insight: He didn't see many shots as he saved 16-of-18 in Wednesday's OT loss. However, Crawford will be an elite option, moving forward.
Patrick Sharp, LW10/15/2014 10:56:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks left wing Patrick Sharp had an assist and 8 shots on goal on Wednesday against Calgary.
Insight: He continues to produce for owners just like last season, although he was -2 on the night. Playing on a team like Chicago, Sharp is in line for a big season.
Andrew Shaw, C10/11/2014 12:35:00 PM
Description: The Blackhaws will use the same lines Saturday as they did in the first game of the season on Thursday.
Insight: That means Andrew Shaw will be on the second line and Brad Richards the third. Shaw's fantasy value wins out over Richards' because the second line features Patrick Kane and Brandon Saad while the third line will be Richards with Bryan Bickell and Kris Versteeg.
Patrick Sharp, LW10/11/2014 12:32:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks left wing Patrick Sharp will be in the lineup on Saturday against the Sabres.
Insight: Sharp did not practice on Friday, but he is going to play. He will be on the top line with Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa.
Patrick Kane, RW10/9/2014 11:28:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane scored the game-winning goal in a shootout against the Stars on opening night.
Insight: Kane had an assist on Patrick Sharp's goal in the third period that tied the game with less than 10 minutes remaining in regulation. Kane was Chicago's second shooter in the shootout and easily put his shot past Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen. Chicago won, 3-2.
Andrew Shaw, C10/7/2014 11:50:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw was back centering a line with Brandon Saad and Patrick Kane.
Insight: The trio were together in the postseason last year, but brad Richards had played with the two wingers for much of training camp. This could be a fluid situation.
Patrick Kane, RW10/1/2014 7:25:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane produced at a point per game rate last season.
Insight: He had 69 points in as many games, and if is able to stay healthy, should be around the 80-point plateau. Kane is very worthy of a first round selection.
Patrick Sharp, LW10/1/2014 7:20:00 PM
Description: Chicago left wing Patrick Sharp will look to build off a career-best year.
Insight: He had 78 points (34 goals, 44 assists) in 2013-14, and just like most members on the Blackhawks, should be able to produce similar numbers. Sharp should be taken no later than the third round.
Brad Richards, C10/1/2014 7:19:00 PM
Description: The Blackhawks have signed Brad Richards to a one-year, $2 million contract.
Insight: The Rangers bought out Brad Richards in June. The 34-year-old had 51 points (20 goals) in 82 games last season, but he certainly could see an uptick as Chicago's second-line center.
Marian Hossa, RW10/1/2014 7:17:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa continues to be a force.
Insight: He had 30 goals and 30 assists last season, and there is no reason to believe Hossa will decline. Target him in the middle of your drafts, and enjoy having this guy on your team.
Jonathan Toews, C10/1/2014 7:16:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews should be targeted early in drafts.
Insight: This comes as no surprise. Toews should be pushing 30 goals and 45 assists this season. He should be off the board by the beginning of the second round.
Brandon Saad, LW10/1/2014 7:13:00 PM
Description: Chicago left wing Brandon Saad is an underrated member of the team.
Insight: He will begin the season on the Blackhawks top line, and after coming off a 47-point season in 2013-14, could be in line for a career-year. At 22-years-old, Saad should be a sleeper on owners' radars.
Jonathan Toews, C7/9/2014 1:26:00 PM
Description: The Blackhawks have signed Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane to matching eight-year, $84 million extensions.
Insight: Toews is one of the top two-way players in the NHL. He had 68 points (28 goals) in 76 regular season games and 17 points (nine goals) in 19 postseason games this past season.
Patrick Kane, RW 7/9/2014 1:23:00 PM
Description: The Blackhawks have signed Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews to identical eight-year, $84 million contract extensions.
Insight: The new cap hits start in the 2015-16 season. Kane has produced 124 points (52 goals) in 116 games the past two seasons and has 91 points (37 goals) in 93 career playoff games.
Brad Richards, C7/1/2014 7:22:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks center Brad Richards should be a good fit in Chicago.
Insight: He is coming off a 51-point season with the Rangers, and really should improve upon those numbers, as he will be playing alongside Patrick Sharp and Patrick Kane. Expect around 60 points for Richards, in 2014-15.
Duncan Keith, D6/24/2014 9:31:00 PM
Description: Chicago's Duncan Keith has won the Norris Trophy as the league's top defenseman for the 2013-14 season.
Insight: Duncan received the same honor back in 2010. He was second in points among defenseman last season with 61 in 79 games. Duncan turns 31 in July.
Jonathan Toews, C5/24/2014 11:05:00 PM
Description: Chicago center Jonathan Toews found the net twice Saturday versus the Kings.
Insight: It wasn't enough as Los Angeles was able to capture a 4-3 win, securing a 2-1 series lead in the process. Toews now has eight goals and five assists this postseason.
Andrew Shaw, C5/22/2014 8:05:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw hopes to return Saturday against Los Angeles. SOURCE: Mark Potash, Chicago Sun-Times
Insight: He's sat out the last seven games with a leg injury. Chicago has compiled a 4-3 record during his absence.
Andrew Shaw, C5/21/2014 6:41:00 PM
Description: Chicago center Andrew Shaw (lower body) will miss Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals Wednesday against the Kings, according to Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Shaw (two goals, two assists this postseason) suffered a lower body injury in the first game of Chicago's second-round series and hasn't played since. He wanted to play Wednesday but will be held out by coach Joel Quenneville.
Marian Hossa, RW5/18/2014 7:46:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa distributed two assists Sunday in a series-opening win over Los Angeles.
Insight: That gives Hossa eight helpers in his last six contests. Only Anze Kopitar has given out more assists than Hossa this postseason.
Brandon Saad, LW5/18/2014 7:35:00 PM
Description: Chicago left wing Brandon Saad opened the Western Conference Finals Sunday with two points and a +1 rating.
Insight: So far, he's delivered three goals and six assists in his first 13 postseason appearances. The Blackhawks are now just three wins away from clinching their second straight Western Conference title.
Brandon Bollig, LW5/10/2014 10:01:00 PM
Description: The NHL has suspended Blackhawks winger Brandon Bollig for two games for boarding Keith Ballard of the Wild on Friday night.
Insight: He'll miss Games 5 and 6 of Chicago's second-round series. Bollig has zero points in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Andrew Shaw, C5/8/2014 1:42:00 PM
Description: Chicago center Andrew Shaw will not play in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals against Minnesota on Friday, according to Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Insight: Shaw (two goals, two assists this postseason) suffered a lower body injury in the series opener and hasn't played since.
Andrew Shaw, C5/5/2014 7:43:00 PM
Description: Chicago center Andrew Shaw has already been ruled out for Tuesday's Game 3. SOURCE: Chris Kuc, Chicago Tribune
Insight: Shaw (two goals, two assists this postseason) suffered a lower body injury in the series opener. He could be back for Game 4 on Friday night.
Bryan Bickell, LWHot5/4/2014 9:43:00 PM
Description: Chicago left wing Bryan Bickell extended his points streak to five games with a goal and two assists Sunday against the Wild.
Insight: Bickell has recorded five goals and three assists and Chicago went 5-0 during the streak. The Blackhawks are up 2-0 on Minnesota.
Marian Hossa, RWHot5/4/2014 9:41:00 PM
Description: The Wild haven't been able to contain Marian Hossa in the first two games of their second-round playoff series against the Blackhawks.
Insight: Hossa had a goal and two assist in Game 1 and three assists in Game 2 on Sunday to give Chicago a 2-0 lead in the series. Hossa has 121 points in 160 career playoff games.
Brandon Saad, LW 5/4/2014 9:39:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad had two goals Sunday against the Wild.
Insight: Saad had zero goals and four assists in Chicago's first-round series against the Blues, but he's put up three points (two goals, one assist) in the Blackhawks' first two games against Minnesota.
Bryan Bickell, LW5/3/2014 10:32:00 AM
Description: Chicago left wing Bryan Bickell found the net twice in Friday's win against the Wild.
Insight: The Blackhawks' offense has been firing on all cylinders and Bickell has been a major part of the team's success. In his last four games, Bickell has four goals, one assist and a +1 rating. During that span, he's fired 14 shots on goal.
Patrick Sharp, LW5/3/2014 10:28:00 AM
Description: Chicago left wing Patrick Sharp was in a giving mood Friday against the Wild.
Insight: He assisted on both of Patrick Kane's goals in the third period. The Blackhawks have outscored opponents 19-8 over the last five games. Not surprisingly, they've won all five of those contests.
Patrick Kane, RWHot5/3/2014 10:25:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane lit the lamp twice in Friday's series-opening win over Minnesota.
Insight: He now has two multi-goal games in his last four appearances. Kane is tied with Colorado's Paul Stastny for the league-lead in goals this postseason (five each) and is fifth in total points (eight).
Marian Hossa, RW5/3/2014 10:23:00 AM
Description: Chicago right wing Marian Hossa had a big night Friday against Minnesota.
Insight: Hossa added one goal and two assists in the victory. All of Hossa's points this postseason have come in the last four games (two goals, three assists, +1).
Brent Seabrook, D5/3/2014 10:18:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook helped out with two assists Friday in a win against the Wild.
Insight: Seabrook now has eight points in four appearances this postseason. He owns a +4 rating over that span. Chicago will be home again for Game 2 on Sunday.
Jonathan Toews, C5/2/2014 11:35:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews is probable for Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals Friday against Minnesota after dealing with an illness that forced him to miss Thursday's practice session.
Insight: Toews is a major piece of the Blackhawks offense with 28 goals and 40 assists in 76 games this season. He also added seven points in six first-round playoff games.
Jonathan Toews, CHot4/27/2014 9:32:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews finished with seven points over six games in Chicago's series win over St. Louis.
Insight: Toews scored a goal in the deciding Game 6 Sunday. In 81 career postseason games, the 25-year-old has scored 23 goals and handed out 48 assists (71 points).
Duncan Keith, D4/27/2014 9:30:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith had more points in Game 6 of the Western Conference quarterfinals against the Blues on Sunday than he did in the previous five games of the series.
Insight: Keith helped Chicago finish off St. Louis with a goal and three assists. The Blackhawks turned an 0-2 hole into a 4-2 series win.
Brent Seabrook, D4/20/2014 2:49:00 PM
Description: The Blackhawks will be without defenseman Brent Seabrook for three games after the NHL suspended him for his charging hit on David Backes of the Blues in Game 2. SOURCE: Tracey Myers, csnchicago.com
Insight: Seabrook was ejected from Game 2 and Chicago lost in overtime, putting the defending Stanley Cup Champions down 2-0. Seabrook had a goal and an assist in each of the first two games of the series after producing 41 points (seven goals, 34 assists), 149 SOG and a +23 rating during the regular season.
Jonathan Toews, C4/14/2014 7:55:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (arm) will practice with the team Tuesday for the first time since he suffered his injury on March 30, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Toews took a big hit from Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik on March 30 and missed the rest of the regular season. He's expected to be ready for Game 1 of the playoffs.
Patrick Kane, RW4/14/2014 7:52:00 PM
Description: Chicago right wing Patrick Kane (lower body) is expected to be ready for Game 1 of the postseason against the Blues, according to Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Kane missed the last three weeks of the regular season due to a lower-body injury.
Duncan Keith, D4/11/2014 6:42:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith will get a night off to rest Friday, according to Tracey Myers of csnchicago.com.
Insight: With six goals, 55 assists, a +22 rating and 198 SOG in 79 games, Keith is a frontrunner for his second Norris Trophy.
Brandon Saad, LWCold4/6/2014 12:57:00 PM
Description: The Blackhawks will make Brandon Saad a healthy scratch on Sunday against the Blues, according to Tracey Myers of csnchicago.com.
Insight: Saad has recorded just one point and a -6 rating his last nine games.
Bryan Bickell, LW4/3/2014 2:42:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks winger Bryan Bickell (upper body) will be back in the lineup on Thursday, according to a Chicago Tribune report.
Insight: Bickell (10 G, 2 A) doesn't produce enough stats to be of any use for fantasy owners.
Jonathan Toews, C4/2/2014 5:20:00 PM
Description: Chicago coach Joel Quenneville says that Jonathan Toews (arm) will miss the rest of the regular season but is expected to be "100 percent" for the playoffs, according to the Blackhawks on Twitter.
Insight: Toews took a monster hit from Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik on Sunday and suffered an arm injury. Chicago will play its final six games without Toews and Patrick Kane (lower-body).
Jonathan Toews, C3/31/2014 10:16:00 AM
Description: Chicago coach Joel Quenneville doesn't believe Jonathan Toews' arm injury is serious. SOURCE: ESPN
Insight: Toews took a monster hit from Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik last night and had to leave the game. Chicago doesn't play again until Thursday so he will have a few days to recover. The Blackhawks have already clinched a playoff spot but they'll need to pass San Jose in the standings in order to secure home ice for the first round.
Jonathan Toews, C3/30/2014 10:23:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews left Sunday's game with an upper-body injury.
Insight: Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik absolutely leveled Toews into the boards in the second period. Toews appeared to hit both his right shoulder and his head. Chicago is already without Patrick Kane for the rest of the regular season so it cannot afford to lose Toews.
Marian Hossa, RW3/28/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa has just two points in his last six games.
Insight: Hossa scored his 27th goal of the season Friday against the Senators, one of his former franchises. He has 56 points in 65 games.
Patrick Sharp, LW3/28/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks left wing Patrick Sharp scored his 31st goal of the season Friday at Ottawa.
Insight: Sharp has collected 14 points in 14 games this month, though just three of them were goals.
Brent Seabrook, D3/28/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook scored his seventh goal of the season Friday at Ottawa.
Insight: It was his first goal since Jan. 12. Seabrook has 40 points, 141 SOG and a +28 in 75 games this season.
Bryan Bickell, LW3/27/2014 6:45:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks winger Bryan Bickell (upper body) will miss his fourth straight game Thursday, according to Tracey Myers of csnchicago.com.
Insight: Bickell (10 G, 2 A) is questionable for Friday's game, but he's not of any use for fantasy owners anyway.
Michal Rozsival, D3/27/2014 3:26:00 PM
Description: Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozsival is questionable for Thursday's game against Boston.
Insight: Rozsival has one goal this season with six assists and still has no fantasy value.
Bryan Bickell, LW3/27/2014 3:21:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks winger Bryan Bickell (upper body) is questionable for Thursday's game against Boston.
Insight: Tuesday was the third straight game Bickell (10 G, 2 A) has missed. Forwards with that few points, a minus rating and just 23 PIM have no usefulness for fantasy owners.
Bryan Bickell, LW3/25/2014 5:56:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks winger Bryan Bickell (upper body) will not play Tuesday against the Stars, but he will travel with the team for its upcoming three-game road trip. SOURCE: Chris Kuc, Chicago Tribune
Insight: Tuesday will be the third straight game Bickell (10 G, 2 A) has missed.
Michal Rozsival, D3/21/2014 11:33:00 AM
Description: Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozsival is questionable for Friday's game against Carolina.
Insight: Rozsival has one goal this season with six assists and has no fantasy value at this time.
Brandon Saad, LW3/21/2014 11:31:00 AM
Description: Chicago left wing Brandon Saad was not in the lineup on Wednesday night and is questionable for Friday's game against Carolina.
Insight: It was the second game he's missed with an upper-body injury. The hope is that Saad (19 goals, 25 assists) will return Friday against the Hurricanes.
Corey Crawford, G3/19/2014 10:52:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford earned his second shutout of the season Wednesday against St. Louis.
Insight: Crawford made 23 saves. He's tied with Anaheim's Jonas Hiller for ninth in the league in victories (27 each).
Patrick Kane, RW3/19/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Chicago right wing Patrick Kane left Wednesday night's game with a lower body injury.
Insight: According to Chris Kuk of the Chicago Tribune, the injury isn't considered serious. For now, we'll consider him day-to-day.
Brandon Saad, LW3/19/2014 8:25:00 PM
Description: Chicago left wing Brandon Saad was not in the lineup on Wednesday night. SOURCE: Blackhawks on Twitter
Insight: It's the second game he's missed with an upper-body injury. The hope is that Saad (19 goals, 25 assists) will return Friday against the Hurricanes.
Duncan Keith, D3/18/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith scored his first goal since Dec. 17 Tuesday against the Flyers.
Insight: Keith only has four goals in 68 games this season, but with 50 assists he's still one of the top-scoring defensemen.
Brandon Saad, LW3/18/2014 5:21:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad (upper body) will not play Tuesday against the Flyers, but he may be back Wednesday, according to Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Insight: He suffered the injury Sunday against Detroit. Saad has slumped lately, scoring one goal with three assists in his last 11 games.
Marian Hossa, RW3/16/2014 10:02:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa returned from a five-game absence with a bang Sunday against Detroit.
Insight: Hossa had one goal, two assists, three SOG and a +2 differential in Chicago's victory. The veteran has 25 goals, 53 points and a +27 in 58 games this season.
Marian Hossa, RW3/16/2014 6:25:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa (upper body) will return to the lineup from a five-game absence Sunday, according to Tracey Myers of csnchicago.com.
Insight: Be sure to get Hossa and his 24 goals, 26 assists, 193 SOG and +25 rating back in your fantasy lineup.
Marian Hossa, RW3/14/2014 6:46:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa (upper body) will not play Friday.
Insight: Hossa will miss his fifth straight game. He's targeting Sunday or Tuesday for his return.
Marian Hossa, RW3/12/2014 1:33:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa could return to the lineup later this weekend. SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times
Insight: Hossa has missed Chicago's last three games with an upper-body injury. The team has lost two out of three during his absence. Hossa is one of five Blackhawks with at least 50 points this season.
Marian Hossa, RW3/8/2014 4:53:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa (upper body) could return to skating next week and play the following week, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Insight: Hossa (24 goals, 26 assists) left last Saturday's game against Pittsburgh with an upper-body injury and was given a timetable of 2-3 weeks, so this is only an update to note that Hossa is on schedule. Brandon Saad has taken Hossa's place on the top line in the interim and had an assist and five SOG Thursday.
Andrew Shaw, C3/6/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw went berserk Thursday in a win against the Blue Jackets.
Insight: It's good to know Shaw (two goals, four shots, +3) still exists after going almost two months without scoring. Thursday was Shaw's second multi-goal effort of the season. We'll see if the resurgence continues Sunday versus Buffalo.
Jonathan Toews, CHot3/6/2014 10:35:00 PM
Description: Don't look now. Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews is heating up.
Insight: Toews contributed two goals in Thursday's win against Columbus. That gives him five tallies in his last three appearances. Toews' +24 rating this season ties him with Anaheim's Hampus Lindholm for 15th in the league.
Marian Hossa, RW3/3/2014 5:53:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa (upper body) will miss 2-3 weeks, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Insight: Hossa (24 goals, 26 assists) left Saturday's game against Pittsburgh with the injury. The 35-year-old has provided 50 points (24 goals), 193 SOG and a +25 differential in 57 games this season. His injury will allow Brandon Saad to join Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp on the top line.
Marian Hossa, RW3/2/2014 2:43:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa is day-to-day with an upper body injury. SOURCE: Scott Powers, ESPN Chicago
Insight: Hossa (24 goals, 26 assists) left last night's win over Pittsburgh in the first period. Consider him questionable for Tuesday's matchup with Colorado.
Jonathan Toews, C3/2/2014 9:10:00 AM
Description: Even a blizzard couldn't stop Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews from scoring two goals Saturday against Pittsburgh.
Insight: In case you weren't able to watch, this game was played outside at Soldier Field. Toews also assisted on Patrick Sharp's goal in the first period. This was just Toews' second game since winning gold with Team Canada at the Sochi Olympics.