Anisimov (concussion) will not travel to Winnipeg.
Anisimov was forced to leave Sunday’s game against Montreal and is in concussion protocol. Anisimov will not travel to Winnipeg and will likely miss Wednesday’s game vs. Pittsburgh as well.
Crawford leads the Blackhawks onto the ice for warmups.
Rutta will not be in the lineup on Sunday.
Perlini will come out of the Blackhawks lineup on Sunday.
Fortin will draw back into the Blackhawks lineup on Sunday.
Murphy will make his season debut on Sunday.
The Blackhawks have placed Gustav Forsling (shoulder) on IR.
Forsling was scratched from the lineup with a shoulder injury on Thursday and as placed on IR on Saturday. Forsling will miss at least one week and was moved to IR to open up a roster spot for Connor Murphy to be activated.
Source: Chris Boden 12/8/18, 1:22 pm EST
The Blackhawks have activated Connor Murphy (back) from IR.
Murphy has missed the first 30 games of the season with a back injury but is set to make his season debut after being activated from IR. Murphy could play against the Habs on Sunday but doesn’t carry a lot of fantasy value. The 25-year-old had just 14 points (2G / 12A) in 76 games last year.
Source: Chris Boden 12/8/18, 1:18 pm EST
Crawford will start for the second night in a row.
Crawford will start against the Ducks on Wednesday.
Crawford allowed three goals on 41 shots in the Blackhawks loss to the Flames on Sunday. The losing streak has now hit five games for Crawford, who has given up a combined 23 goals on 160 shots (.856 SV%) over that span. Tonight he catches a red-hot Anaheim team that has won four in a row and six of their last seven games while averaging 3.14 goals for per game.
Crawford will start Sunday vs. the Flames.
Ward will start Saturday in Nashville.
Ward allowed two goals on 13 shots after replacing Corey Crawford in the Blackhawks blowout loss to the Golden Knights on Tuesday. Ward will start the front-end of the Blackhawks’ back-to-back with Crawford going on Sunday. Ward is 3-1-2 with a 3.59 GAA and .894 SV% in six road starts this season.
Ward was the first goalie off of the ice at the Blackhawks morning skate.
Jokiharju (illness) won't play against the Jets on Thursday.
Crawford will start Thursday in Winnipeg.
Crawford was yanked after allowing six goals on 30 shots in the Blackhawks loss to the Golden Knights on Tuesday. Crawford has lost three straight starts while allowing a combined 14 goals on 86 shots (.837 SV%). To make matters worse, Crawford heads to Winnipeg at 1-6-0 with a 3.83 GAA and .883 SV% on the road this season.
Jokiharju (illness) will not play on Tuesday.
Perlini will make his Blackhawks debut on Tuesday.
Perlini had 17 goals and 30 points last season but struggled in the first quarter of 2018-19. After being traded to Chicago on Sunday night, Perlini will make his debut on Tuesday. He is expected to start on the fourth line with Dylan Strome, who came over with him.
Strome will make his Blackhawks debut on Tuesday.
Strome, who was acquired from the Coyotes on Sunday night, will make his Blackhawks debut vs. the Golden Knights. Strome had just six points (3G / 3A) in 20 games before being traded. He will start on the fourth line and second power-play unit tonight.
Jokiharju (illness) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.
Jokiharju missed the morning skate and is officially listed as a game-time decision for Tuesday’s contest. Jokiharku is still looking for his first goal but has added 10 assists and 50 shots through his first 23 games.
Crawford will start Tuesday vs. the Golden Knights.
Crawford allowed four goals on 29 shots in the Blackhawks loss in Tampa Bay last Friday. Two weeks ago, Crawford had an outstanding stretch but crashed to reality last week. The veteran lost two games in a row while allowing a combined eight goals on 56 shots (.857 SV%). Crawford has been much better at the United Center, going 4-2-1 with a 1.57 GAA, .947 SV% and one shutout.