Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Andrew Desjardins out 4-6 weeks as Blackhawks roster comes into focus

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Blackhawks image list is finally coming into focus.

The Hawks made a number of moves Monday that essentially put the roster opening night Wednesday and showed where the young forward made the team out of training camp.

The first domino was placed on Andrew Desjardins Jersey injured reserve after he suffered a lower-body injury prevents shot on Saturday, the Hawks' exhibition loss of Blues. Desjardins, 30-year-old veteran who more defensive presence to the bottom lines of four and six weeks, coach Joel Quenneville said.

The Hawks also give again a promising 19-year-old forward Alexandre Fortin for his junior team in Quebec and placed in Brandon Mashinter and Mark McNeill has waivers.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Blackhawks to make trade and great bet on Nail Yakupov?

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Blogger public rumor, mainstream columnist confirms talks going
trade rumors are heating up on the nail Yakupov go to the Chicago Blackhawks. They were first reported by Ryan a.k.a The Chief stool, a blogger hockey Chicago Barstool Sports.

He writes about the Hawks. "They seem to be interested in taking a shot at another talented big in the former first overall pick Nail Yakupov Now, the only problem with Yakupov is, of course, that's it's been a complete in Edmonton bust. A discontent. dog effort. There is a two-way player. The kind of Russia that gives a bad Russian name. However, it is not very often that you can get a talent like Yakupov at a bargain ".

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Nine Players Join IceHogs Roster

Rockford, Illinois -. The Chicago Blackhawks announced Monday they have assigned forwards Luke Johnson, Tanner Kero, Martin Lundberg, Erik Gustafsson defenders, Robin Norell, Ville Pokka, and Lars Johansson keeper to Rockford IceHogs. The Blackhawks also released forwards Chris DeSousa and Jake Dowell their tryout agreements. All new players will report to the IceHogs training camp.
Dowell, 31, served as captain of the team IceHogs last season. In 72 games with Rockford, Dowell notched 11 goals and 24 assists. The native Eau Claire, WI played 274 games with Rockford during his career, scoring 31 goals and 64 assists for 95 points. He currently holds the record for most playoff games in the history of Rockford, appearing in 23 postseason games.
Kero, 24, returns to Rockford after a successful rookie campaign. He played 17 games with the Blackhawks last season with three points (1G, 2A), including his first NHL goal against the New Jersey Devils in November. Last season, Kero became the first rookie in IceHogs history to score 20 goals and finished the year with 39 points (20G-19A) in 60 games with Rockford.
DeSousa, 26, notched 13 points in 67 games with Rockford last season. He also played two games with ECHL affiliate Rockford, Indy fuel, having played in 20 games (7G, 9A) in 2014-15 for fuel. DeSousa signed an AHL contract with the club in April.
Johnson, 21, joins the IceHogs after playing three seasons with the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks. Grand Forks, ND native was a team member of the NCAA Division I championship in 2016 with current teammates Bryn Chyzyk in Rockford and Nick Schmaltz in Chicago. Johnson appeared in 43 games and had 11 goals and 11 assists while capturing the national championship. He was named to the All-Tournament team NCAA Midwest Region after scoring a goal in each game. Johnson was drafted # 134 overall in the fifth round by the Blackhawks in the NHL Entry Draft in 2013 and signed a 3-year contract with Chicago in April.
Lundberg, 26, enters his first season with the IceHogs after playing professionally in his native Sweden. Last season, he recorded career highs in points (21), goals (13) and assists (8) with Skelleftea AIK of the Swedish Hockey League. Lundberg has signed a one year contract with the Blackhawks in May.
Pokka, 22, Tornio, Finland appeared in all 76 games for the IceHogs last season and led all IceHogs defensemen with 45 points (10G-35A). In 2014-15, he received the Rookie of Year honors for Rockford after recording eight goals and 22 assists in 68 games.
Gustafsson, 24, split time last season with the Blackhawks and Rockford. He compiled three goals and eight assists for 11 points in 27 games with the IceHogs and 14 assists in 41 games for Chicago. Swedish defenseman made his NHL debut last October.
Norell, 21, played eight games with Rockford last season and recorded two assists. The Stockholm, Sweden native was drafted # 111 overall in the fourth round by the Blackhawks in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Johansson, 29, played the last three seasons with Frolunda HC in the Swedish Hockey League, where he compiled a record of 56-27-0 with 11 shutouts. Johansson has signed a one year contract with Chicago in May.
The IceHogs training camp list now consists of 19 forwards, 10 defensemen and four goaltenders. Rockford hosts a preseason contest against the Chicago Wolves on Thursday, October 6 before traveling to Milwaukee for a preseason Action Friday, October 7

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Seabrook, Blackhawks “Re-energized” For New Season

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As difficult as it may have been watching a series last early exit at the hands of an old enemy may not have been the worst thing for the Blackhawks Jersey. St. Louis lost Game 7 may have provided the Hawks with the rest they need to make another run this year.

"After a long summer, I felt like in retirement," said defenseman Brent Seabrook.

"Seeing the guys here that have played here last year, guys all took a good advantage of it, took care of themselves and have revitalized this year."

Seabrook, a former gold medalist with Team Canada, is one of two key members of the team in training camp and did not play in the World Cup. Duncan Keith missed the competition and (right knee) but participated in practice.

"Yeah, it's a little different," said Seabrook. "It is obvious that many of these guys I played with a lot of years and has established good relations with always nice to see. But they do their thing, was a great tournament. I have seen many it. Be good to recover. "

The triple champion of the Stanley Cup is not afraid of gelling the team when those who played in the best on-best performance of the tournament. "Final is finished on the second? So we will bring the eight-nine days. It is what it is.

"We have a good relationship and we've been together a long time. When they return, it will be as usual and they will have plenty of time to get on the ice with us before the season started.

Monday, September 26, 2016

'Weird' feeling for Blackhawks who are missing start of training camp

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There is one thing Swedish defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson and Blackhawks teammates were happy to miss the start of training camp in Chicago this week - physical tests.

"There are always one or two tests that makes you feel kind of nauseous," Hjalmarsson said. "So nice not to."

Hawks 10 who participated in the World Cup of hockey missed the dreadful day "testing", where the Hawks-evaluate the physical condition of each player. They may be going through there when they come back, aim for now, they are getting a reprieve.

September Hawks Remained in Toronto at the World Cup to play for their respective countries, gold Team Europe in the box of Marian Hossa, while the Hawks Started camp Friday. Hawks players we had Each of the four teams in the semifinals, who began Saturday with a game between Russia and Canada. The semifinals Sunday pit Sweden against Team Europe.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Six questions as Chicago Blackhawks open camp

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Chicago Blackhawks training camp gets underway on Friday, and as a basis, we thought we'd Six things to watch out for in the coming weeks:

1. As Duncan Keith?

This is the story of Day One, a lot of questions will be thrown at Keith knee. 33-year-old defender has decided not to play for Canada in the World Cup because he still rehabbing from minor surgery he had last October.

So angry was the knee? It troubled him in the past season? Or was it just a case of Keith is extremely cautious?

Stay tuned ...

2. Who fills the hole?

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Artemi Panarin talking extension with Blackhawks

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Artemi Panarin forward is negotiating a contract extension with the Chicago Blackhawks, his agent told the Chicago Tribune on Tuesday.

Panarin, Calder Trophy winner as NHL rookie season last year, has one year contract with a salary of $ 812,500. almost $ 2.6 million in bonds was won last season, according to the newspaper. when he had 30 goals and 47 assists (77 points) playing 80 regular season games.

"From now on, I like everything ... and I'm very happy," Panarin Jersey said.

He also said. "I came to play at the NHL level not by money and contracts My agent will do the rest."

Panarin, 24, is playing for the Russian team at the World Cup of Hockey 2016.