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Brandon Saad back in veteran-like form for Blackhawks
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Brandon Saad seems like more of an NHL veteran than he is. From his size to his composed style of play to what he’s already accomplished at this level, Saad gives off that vibe that he’s been around much longer than he actually has. Even his teammates forget that. “You think he may be 27, […]

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Nick Schmaltz's confidence, hold on second-line center, continues to grow
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It’s preseason: you don’t need a lot of build-up. Let’s just delve right in, shall we? 1. Lots of shots, but… The same Joonas Korpisalo that the Blackhawks’ youngsters scored five goals against on Tuesday was on top of his game on Saturday. The Blackhawks peppered him with 54 shots but only two got through, […]

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Hossa undergoes ‘independent medical evaluation’ to determine if he’s eligible for LTIR
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Marian Hossa and the Chicago Blackhawks announced in June that the 38-year-old forward will miss the entire 2017-18 season with a skin disorder. “Marian Hossa underwent an independent medical evaluation several days ago,’’ NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told the Chicago Sun-Times. ‘‘We are waiting for the report. If the Blackhawks place Hossa on LTIR, […]

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Mitchell signed PTO with Blue Jackets — shortly after getting cut by Blackhawks
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When the Chicago Blackhawks announced their roster moves yesterday, John Mitchell was among the cuts. It can be an uphill battle to make an NHL roster for veterans on professional tryouts. #Blackhawks did Mitchell a favor by letting him go early.

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Blackhawks rout Red Wings behind Saad's hat trick
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CHICAGO (AP) — Brandon Saad scored a hat trick to spark the Chicago Blackhawks' 6-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings Thursday night. A member of the Blackhawks Stanley Cup-winning teams in 2012-13 and 2014-15, Chicago re-acquired Saad in a NHL Draft day

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Panarin trying to ‘find chemistry’ with new teammates in Columbus
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Artemi Panarin faced his old team, the Chicago Blackhawks, on Tuesday. It was only preseason and Panarin didn’t register a point in just over 22 minutes of ice time, and 8:17 on the power play. Panarin was loose and comfortable, occasionally chatting in English and frequently devolving into giggle fits with teammates Vitaly Abramov and […]

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How a Jonathan Toews injury could have kept Blackhawks from winning 2010 Stanley Cup
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For Anton Forsberg, the challenges were going to come early. It wasn’t just getting the start for the Blackhawks’ first preseason game, it was getting tested early and often in that game on Tuesday night. A small sample size, but Forsberg had a strong preseason debut. And if he can continue off that start, he’ll […]

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Five takeaways from Blackhawks' 5-2 win over Blue Jackets in preseason opener
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The former Blue Jackets netminder who was acquired by the Blackhawks in the Artemi Panarin-Brandon Saad offseason deal shined in his first game action with his new club, stopping 38 of 40 shots he faced.

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Blackhawks' Alexandre Fortin finding form again after offseason surgery
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Alexandre Fortin was grateful to be back on the ice this weekend, back in Chicago where he wowed the Blackhawks last fall and nearly found a spot on the regular-season roster. His thoughts are on repeating that camp performance. What he has to keep his mind clear of, however, is the sports hernia and surgery […]

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Blackhawks tidbits: Anisimov on the move, DeBrincat in the 'lottery spot'
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Nick Schmaltz centered Patrick Sharp and Patrick Kane at Saturday’s scrimmage, scoring the team’s first goal and earning the approval of coach Joel Quenneville. So is there a possibility Schmaltz’s shot at center comes on that second line? “Could happen,” Quenneville said with a grin. Whether you’re fluent in Q-speak or not, that one’s pretty […]

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Blackhawks' Jan Rutta embracing Chicago both on and off the ice
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Nick Schmaltz centered Patrick Sharp and Patrick Kane at Saturday’s scrimmage, scoring the team’s first goal and earning the approval of coach Joel Quenneville. So is there a possibility Schmaltz’s shot at center comes on that second line? “Could happen,” Quenneville said with a grin. Whether you’re fluent in Q-speak or not, that one’s pretty […]

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Slender prospect with eye for goals, eyes spot on Blackhawks
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Alex DeBrincat is listed at 5-foot-7 and 165 pounds, and that might be a little generous. The 19-year-old DeBrincat is trying to grab a spot on the Chicago Blackhawks after leading the Erie Otters to the Ontario Hockey League championship in May. While he is a long shot to make the team out of training […]

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