The Blackhawks have assigned Anton Wedin to Rockford (AHL).
Wedin failed to register a point in four games with the Blackhawks during his call-up. He will be replaced by Dylan Sikura on the Blackhawks roster.
Source: Ben Pope 12/8/19, 12:31 pm EST
Sikura was recalled from Rockford (AHL) and will make his season debut on Sunday.
Sikura has been solid in the AHL this season, leading Rockford with 16 points (9G / 7A) in 22 games. Sikura will take Anton Wedin's spot on the roster and in the lineup and needs to make the most of this opportunity. He has struggled in his NHL career to-date, posting just 11 assists and no goals in 38 games.
Lehner will start Sunday vs. the Coyotes.
Lehner was in the starter's crease at the Blackhawks morning skate.
Crawford will start Friday in New Jersey.
Crawford surrendered four goals on 30 shots in the Blackhawks loss to the Blues on Monday. Robin Lehner started last night, so Crawford will get the Devils in New Jersey on Friday evening. Crawford has struggled recently, going 0-2-0 while giving up 11 goals on 68 shots (.838 SV%) in his last three appearances.
The Blackhawks have placed Andrew Shaw (concussion) on IR.
Shaw is set to miss his third straight game with a concussion on Friday. Shaw's move to IR is retroactive to November 30th, so he's eligible to be activated whenever he is back to 100 percent.
The Blackhawks have placed Duncan Keith (groin) on IR.
Keith is set to miss his fourth straight game with a groin injury on Friday. Keith's move to IR is retroactive to November 29th, so he's eligible to be activated whenever he is back to 100 percent.
Maatta (illness) will be a game-time decision on Thursday.
Maatta missed Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play Thursday in Boston. If Maatta can't play, look for Dennis Gilbert to draw into the Blackhawks lineup.
Strome (concussion) will return to the Blackhawks lineup on Thursday.
Strome has missed the last four games with a concussion but will play Thursday in Boston. Strome will be back on the second-line with Alex DeBrincat and Patrick Kane and re-enters the lineup with 17 points (5G / 12A) in 23 games.
Source: Ben Pope 12/5/19, 12:47 pm EST
Lehner will start Thursday in Boston.
The Blackhawks have recalled Dennis Gilbert from Rockford (AHL).
Gilbert could dress as a seventh defenseman if Dylan Strome (concussion) can't play on Thursday but could be the extra defenseman during their two-game road-trip if Strome is good-to-go in Boston. The 23-year-old has no points in three NHL games this season and just two assists in 11 AHL games this season.
Keith (groin) will miss at least two more games.
Keith did not travel on the Blackhawks' two-game road-trip to Boston (Thursday) and New Jersey (Friday). The Blackhawks were forced to play with just 17 skaters on Monday but recalled Dennis Gilbert from Rockford (AHL) prior to Wednesday's game.
Kevin Lankinen has been reassigned to Rockford (AHL).
Lankinen came up to serve as Corey Crawford's backup on Monday but heads back to the AHL with Robin Lehner (illness) likely back on Thursday.
Strome (concussion) skated this morning but will not play vs. the Blues.
Strome is feeling better but will miss his fourth consecutive game with concussion symptoms. With Strome still out, Andrew Shaw now listed on the injury report, and no cap space to call anyone up, Chicago will have to play with just 11 forwards and six defensemen on Monday.
Shaw (undisclosed) will not play on Monday.
The Blackhawks were extremely vague when they released Shaw's update, simply stating that he will not play vs. St. Louis and is undergoing further evaluation. Shaw's injury puts Chicago in a very difficult spot as they will have to play short a forward tonight with Dylan Strome still out and not enough cap-space to call-up a forward from Rockford (AHL).
The Blackhawks have recalled Kevin Lankinen from Rockford (AHL).
Lankinen will backup Corey Crawford on Monday because Robin Lehner is dealing with flu-like symptoms. The 24-year-old netminder has gone 5-2-2 with a 2.48 GAA and .924 SV% in the AHL this season.
Source: Eric Lear 12/2/19, 11:45 am EST
Lehner will not be available on Monday due to flu-like symptoms.
The Blackhawks have recalled Kevin Lankinen to serve as Corey Crawford's backup on Monday because Lehner is out with flu-like symptoms. After tonight, the Blackhawks are off until Thursday, so look for Lehner to be ready to go in their back-to-back in Boston (THU) and New Jersey (FRI).
Source: Eric Lear 12/2/19, 11:44 am EST
Crawford will start Monday vs. the Blues.
Crawford allowed two goals on 15 shots after replacing Robin Lehner in the Blackhawks' blowout loss in Colorado on Saturday. Crawford had an inconsistent month but finished November with a 4-2-2 record, 2.57 GAA, .925 SV% and one shutout in eight starts and one relief appearance. He comes in on Saturday at 4-4-0 with a 2.66 GAA and .917 SV% on home-ice.
Lehner will start Saturday in Colorado.
Lehner allowed one goal on 41 shots in a losing effort in Dallas last Saturday. Corey Crawford started the last two games but Lehner draws a tough assignment in Colorado on Saturday. The Blackhawks had a tough time slowing Nathan MacKinnon down last night and it will be even more difficult with Mikko Rantanen back in the lineup tonight.
McCoshen has been called up from Rockford (AHL) and is expected to make Blackhawks debut on Saturday.
McCoshen was acquired from Florida in late-October and is expected to replace Duncan Keith in the lineup on Saturday. McCoshen, who has appeared in 60 career NHL games, has four assists in 13 games with Rockford this season.