Chicago Blackhawks Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
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 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.
Johnny Oduya, D2/27/2014 1:49:00 PM
Description: Chicago defenseman Johnny Oduya is probable for Thursday's game against the NY Rangers due to a lower-body injury.
Insight: He's not much of a fantasy asset with 13 points in 58 games, but at least he's a +7 rating with 60 SOG.
Marian Hossa, RW2/18/2014 8:10:00 PM
Description: Marian Hossa scored two of Slovakia's three goals Tuesday in a loss to the Czech Republic.
Insight: Hossa led both squads with five shots on goal. The loss eliminates Slovakia from the Olympic tournament.
Johnny Oduya, D2/6/2014 3:35:00 PM
Description: Chicago defenseman Johnny Oduya is questionable for Friday's game against Phoenix due to a lower-body injury.
Insight: He's not much of a fantasy asset with 13 points in 58 games, but at least he's a +7 rating with 60 SOG.
Patrick Kane, RW2/6/2014 3:33:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane will miss Friday's game against Phoenix due to a death in the family.
Insight: Kane won't return to the Blackhawks until after the Olympics. The 25-year-old has 63 points and 195 SOG in 59 games. He's a must start when available.
Marian Hossa, RW1/29/2014 11:09:00 AM
Description: Chicago right wing Marian Hossa netted two goals in Tuesday's loss to Calgary.
Insight: His goal in the second period was his 29th career shorthanded goal. Hossa (23 goals, 22 assists) is having another remarkable season and deserves to be starting in all formats.
Duncan Keith, D1/26/2014 6:43:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (flu) will play Sunday against Winnipeg, according to Tracey Myers of csnchicago.com.
Insight: Keith was probable for the game so this isn't a surprise. With 46 points (three goals), 131 SOG and a +19 differential in 52 games this season, Keith has been one of the top defensemen in fantasy.
Duncan Keith, D1/25/2014 4:29:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (flu) is expected to play Sunday, according to espnchicago.com.
Insight: With 46 points (three goals), 131 SOG and a +19 differential in 52 games this season, Keith has been one of the top defensemen in fantasy.
Marian Hossa, RW1/17/2014 9:59:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa is probable for Friday's game against Anaheim due to illness.
Insight: Hossa is a must start when is uniform. He's scored 17 times with 22 assists in 44 games this season. Add in a +24 rating and 151 SOG to top off a stud fantasy winger.
Marian Hossa, RWHot1/17/2014 9:59:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa came up big with two goals on eight shots Friday against the Ducks to help Chicago win 4-2 over the NHL's top team.
Insight: The Blackhawks are now four points behind Anaheim for first in the Western Conference with 73 points. Hossa has generated at least one point in four straight games with four goals and six points in that span.
Nikolai Khabibulin, G1/7/2014 6:23:00 PM
Description: Chicago goalie Nikolai Khabibulin underwent surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his shoulder on Tuesday. He'll be out for the rest of the season. SOURCE: Comcast Sportsnet Chicago
Insight: His recovery timetable is 4-to-5 months. The 40-year-old wouldn't have been a factor had he been healthy anyway. Khabibulin is buried behind Corey Crawford and Antti Raanta on the team's depth chart.
Antti Raanta, GHot1/4/2014 12:01:00 PM
Description: The Blackhawks have decided to keep goalie Antti Raanta over veteran Jason LaBarbera. LaBarbera was assigned to AHL Rockford Saturday, according to blackhawks.nhl.com.
Insight: Starter Corey Crawford returned from a lower-body injury on Thursday, leaving Chicago with three goaltenders. Raanta was named the co-winner of the NHL Rookie of the Month award in December and is 11-1-3 with a 2.27 GAA and a .911 SV% this season. He'll stay up as Crawford's backup.
Brandon Saad, LWHot1/3/2014 9:35:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad has scored three goals in his last four games.
Insight: The 21-year-old picked up his 15th goal of the season Friday against the Devils and has 31 points, a +14 and 84 SOG in 44 games.
Patrick Sharp, LWHot1/3/2014 9:31:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks left wing Patrick Sharp notched his second hat trick in the last five games Friday at New Jersey.
Insight: Sharp has been ridiculously hot over his last 13 games, scoring 14 goals with 21 points in that span. The 32-year-old has 25 goals and 45 points in 44 games this season. He's now a +22 after registering a +4 differential Friday.
Brent Seabrook, D1/2/2014 9:31:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook scored his fifth goal of the season Thursday against the Islanders.
Insight: Chicago's top-two defenseman, Duncan Keith and Seabrook, have combined for eight goals and 68 points this season. Seabrook has 29 of those points to go with 80 SOG and a +19 differential in 43 games.
Corey Crawford, G1/1/2014 5:50:00 PM
Description: Chicago goalie Corey Crawford will start Thursday against the Islanders after missing nearly a month due to a lower-body injury. SOURCE: Scott Powers, espnchicago.com
Insight: Crawford has been out since Dec. 8. He's 17-6-3 with a 2.47 GAA and a .907 SV%. Rookie Antti Raanta started the last 10 games and is 10-1-3 with a 2.21 GAA and a .913 SV% this season, but he'll go back to a bench role.
Antti Raanta, GHot12/30/2013 1:59:00 PM
Description: Chicago goalie Antti Raanta has played very well in a substitute role for injured Corey Crawford, but his playing time is about to be cut drastically.
Insight: Regular starter Corey Crawford is expected back sometime this week. Raanta has posted a 9-1-3 record with a 2.38 GAA and a .906 SV%.
Corey Crawford, G12/30/2013 1:55:00 PM
Description: Chicago goalie Corey Crawford, expected to miss about three weeks with a lower body injury, could be back in the lineup later this week.
Insight: That means Antii Raanta's days of fantasy relevance could be coming to an end. Crawford owns a 17-6-3 record this season to go along with a 2.47 GAA and a .907 SV%.
Jonathan Toews, C12/28/2013 9:20:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews generated two goals and two assists in Friday's lopsided win over the Avalanche.
Insight: And he did it in just 16:51 of playing time, the second-fewest minutes he's logged in a game this season. Toews (15 goals, 23 assists) is having another terrific year for Chicago and should continue to put up about a point per game as the season rolls on.
Patrick Sharp, LWHot12/28/2013 9:15:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks left wing Patrick Sharp delivered a hat trick in Friday's 7-2 victory over the Avalanche.
Insight: Not a bad way to celebrate your 32nd birthday. The hat trick was the third of Sharp's career. He's scored five times on 11 shots over his last two games.
Antti Raanta, G12/27/2013 4:06:00 PM
Description: Chicago goalie Antti Raanta will start Friday against the Avalanche.
Insight: Regular starter Corey Crawford is still out with a lower-body injury.
Bryan Bickell, LW12/17/2013 12:20:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks winger Bryan Bickell (leg) missed abour three weeks, but has been activated and is ready to return to the ice Tuesday against Nashville.
Insight: Bickell has five goals and one assist in 22 games, with a dozen PIM and 35 SOG. He's only once scored more than 24 points in a season (2010).
Brandon Saad, LWHot12/14/2013 10:00:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad scored a goal Saturday to extend his scoring streak to four games. He was also one of two Chicago players with a positive +/- in a 7-3 loss to Toronto.
Insight: Saad has scored four goals and six points during the streak and has 25 points (12 goals) and a +18 this season.
Duncan Keith, D12/11/2013 11:20:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith had two assists and three SOG Tuesday to snap a three game scoring drought.
Insight: Keith put together an eight-game points streak from Nov. 19 to Dec. 3 and has one goal, 26 assists, 84 SOG and a +15 in 33 games. He ranks second among defensemen and 27th overall in Yahoo! leagues.
Brandon Saad, LWHot12/11/2013 11:19:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad has scored four goals in his last four games.
Insight: Saad had two goals Tuesday at Dallas, giving him a career-high 11. He's also posted 12 assists, 64 SOG and a +16 in 33 games.
Corey Crawford, G12/10/2013 8:02:00 PM
Description: Chicago goalie Corey Crawford is expected to miss three weeks with a lower body injury. SOURCE: Chris Kuc, Chicago Tribune
Insight: That leaves Antii Raanta as the only healthy netminder on the team's roster. He'll be in net Tuesday against Dallas.
Corey Crawford, G12/9/2013 7:36:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (lower body) will not travel to Dallas for Tuesday's game, according to Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Crawford suffered a lower body injury Sunday against Florida. Backup Antti Raanta will fill in until Crawford returns.
Andrew Shaw, C12/7/2013 3:59:00 PM
Description: Chicago center Andrew Shaw (upper body) will return to the lineup Sunday, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Shaw was checked into the boards late in Tuesday's game and missed the last two games. The 22-year-old has eight goals, 17 points, 23 PIM and 57 SOG in 29 games.
Kris Versteeg, RW12/7/2013 9:37:00 AM
Description: Kris Versteeg has scored two goals with five assists and 22 SOG in 12 games since Florida traded him to Chicago.
Insight: Versteeg, who is in his second stint with the Blackhawks, had the same exact goal and assist total in 18 games with the Panthers, but he was a -9 compared to a +2 with Chicago. He's not a good fantasy option in most leagues.
Michal Handzus, C12/6/2013 7:14:00 PM
Description: Chicago center Michal Handzus (illness) will return to the lineup Friday against the Ducks.
Insight: Handzus missed the last two games with an illness. He has one goal, four points and nine SOG in 13 games this season and can be ignored in most fantasy leagues.
Andrew Shaw, C12/6/2013 7:13:00 PM
Description: Chicago center Andrew Shaw (upper body) will not play Friday, according to Tracey Myers of csnchicago.com.
Insight: Shaw was checked into the boards late in Tuesday's game and missed Thursday's contest. The 22-year-old has eight goals, 17 points, 23 PIM and 57 SOG in 29 games.
Antti Raanta, G12/6/2013 7:03:00 PM
Description: Chicago goalie Antti Raanta has been confirmed as the starter for Friday's game against the Ducks.
Insight: Regular starter Corey Crawford played Thursday against the Wild. Raanta has made two starts since being called up following an injury to Nikolai Khabibulin in mid-November.
Andrew Shaw, C12/4/2013 9:16:00 PM
Description: Chicago center Andrew Shaw will miss Thursday's game against the Wild, according to Tracey Myers of csnchicago.com.
Insight: Shaw was checked into the boards late in Tuesday's game and was slow to get up. The 22-year-old has eight goals, 17 points, 23 PIM and 57 SOG in 29 games.
Michal Handzus, C12/4/2013 9:13:00 PM
Description: Chicago center Michal Handzus (illness) will miss a second straight game Thursday against the Wild.
Insight: Handzus has one goal, four points and nine SOG in 13 games this season. He can be ignored in most fantasy leagues.
Marian Hossa, RW11/30/2013 10:33:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa had a goal and one assist Saturday against the Coyotes.
Insight: Hossa missed three games this month due to an injury and two while his wife was ill in the hospital, but as usual he produced when in the lineup. He finished with six goals and 10 points in 10 November games.
Patrick Kane, RWHot11/28/2013 12:27:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane has produced a point in 12 straight games.
Insight: He scored two goals Wednesday at Calgary, bringing his total to 15 for the season. The 25-year-old has 28 points (11 PPP) and 80 SOG in 26 games.