The Blackhawks have acquired Andrew Campbell, Marcus Kruger, MacKenzie Entwistle, Jordan Maletta and a 2019 5th Round Pick from the Coyotes for Marian Hossa, Vinnie Hinostroza, Jordan Oesterle and a 2019 3rd Round Pick.
The Blackhawks have acquired Marcus Kruger, Andrew Campbell, MacKenzie Entwistle, Jordan Maletta and a 2019 5th Round Pick from the Coyotes for Marian Hossa, Vinnie Hinostroza, Jordan Oesterle and a 2019 3rd Round Pick.
The Blackhawks have signed Brandon Manning to a two-year, $4.5M ($2.25M AAV) deal.
Manning is a hard-nosed defenseman, who is coming off of his best year in the NHL. The 28-year-old had 19 points (7G / 12A) in 65 games with the Flyers and signs in Chicago where he will line-up as a third-pairing blueliner.
The Blackhawks have signed Chris Kunitz to a one-year deal.
The veteran winger signed with the Lightning last year after nine years in Pittsburgh. Kunitz found himself in Tampa Bay’s bottom-6 and collected just 29 points (13G / 16A) in 82 games. He figures to have a similar role with the Blackhawks this season.
The Blackhawks have acquired Jordan Schroeder from the Blue Jackets for Jean-Francois Berube.
The Blackhawks select Nicolas Beaudin with the No.27 overall pick.
The Blackhawks select Adam Boqvist with the No.8 overall pick.
Boqvist doesn’t have great size, but is one of the most offensively-gifted blueliners in this draft class. Boqvist has great wheel and loves rushing the puck, looking more like a forward than a defenseman. During his time in Sweden’s top league this season, Boqvist had just one assist in 15 games.
The Blackhawks signed John Hayden to a two-year contract extension last Friday.
Hayden, 23, was a third-round pick (No.74 overall) in 2013 and turned pro after his senior season at Yale University in 2017. Last year he split his season between the AHL and NHL—picking up 17 points (5G / 12A) in 24 games with Rockford and 13 points (4G / 9A) in 47 games with Chicago. Hayden is a physical winger with some skill who should be in Blackhawks’ bottom-6 this fall.
The Blackhawks signed Henri Jokiharju to a three-year, entry-level contract last Tuesday.
Jokiharju, 19, was a first-round pick of the Blackhawks (No.29 overall) in 2017 and is coming off of a 71-point (12G / 59A) campaign with the Portland Winterhawks (WHL). His 71 points ranked tied for third among defensemen in the WHL and represented a 0.45 point-per-game increase from his rookie season. Jokiharju will likely battle for a spot on the Blackhawks’ blueline this fall, but will likely end up back in Portland.
Ward led the Hurricanes onto the ice for warmups.
Ward will likely start Saturday vs. the Lightning.
Source: @NHLCanes 04/7/18, 6:09 pm EST
Toews (upper-body) will miss his seventh straight game on Friday.
Source: Eric Lear 04/6/18, 12:38 pm EST
Toews (upper-body) “could” return to the Blackhawks lineup on Wednesday.
Toews has missed the last four games with an upper-body injury, but might be back in on Wednesday. Toews has registered 20 goals and 32 assists (52 points) in 74 games this season.
Source: Eric Lear 04/2/18, 2:18 pm EST
Ward will start Saturday vs. the Rangers.
Delia will start Friday in Colorado.
Source: Eric Lear 03/30/18, 7:56 pm EST
Ward is expected to start Friday in Washington.
Forsberg suffered a season-ending lower-body injury on Thursday.
Delia is expected to start Friday in Colorado.
Source: Eric Lear 03/30/18, 10:56 am EST