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The Blackhawks’ roster is down to 40 players after six were assigned to Rockford on Friday. The Blackhawks continued trimming their roster Friday by assigning six players, including former first-round pick Mark McNeill , to the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs, reports ESPN Chicago. The team now has 40 active players on its NHL roster — 23 forwards, 13 defensemen and four goaltenders. In addition to McNeill, the Blackhawks also assigned forwards Alex Broadhurst and Drew LeBlanc and defensemen Mathieu Brisebois , Dillon Fournier and Viktor Svedberg to Rockford. The IceHogs open their training camp on Sunday, so these guys will continue getting their reps down there while the big club continues its preseason schedule. None of the names are surprising, including McNeill, who was drafted by the Hawks with the 18th overall pick in the 2011 NHL Draft. The 21-year-old has been making steady progress over the past few years, but never seemed likely to crack a stacked roster that’s built to compete for championships. In other words, if Teuvo Teravainen can’t make the Hawks, there’s no way in hell someone like McNeill or LeBlanc was going to. So these guys will just keep refining their games down in Rockford for another season, and we’ll have to check back in a while from now. More from source:

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The 19-year-old left wing, who has played confidently so far in training camp, will get his first NHL action tonight when the Rangers face the Blackhawks in Chicago in their second preseason game. Duclair will play alongside center Derick Brassard and Rick Nash on tonight’s top line. “I do, I do,” Duclair said when asked whether he feels ready to play in the NHL. “Much better than last year, that’s for sure. I’m going to see [tonight] how I can handle myself against pros and take it from there.” The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Duclair, a third-round pick in the 2013 draft, had 50 goals and 49 assists in 59 games last season for the Remparts, his third in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. But his season ended on Feb. 28 after suffering a concussion. That’s one reason the Rangers’ brass wants Duclair to go through a healthy QMJHL season. The other is that the Remparts, as the host team for the Memorial Cup, have an automatic berth into junior hockey’s championship tournament and the Rangers want him to go through that experience. “Right now, we’re trying to get a good read on him,” coach Alain Vigneault said. source:

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Louis Blues skates against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on April 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Blues 4-2. Louis Blues and forward Jaden Schwartz agreed to a two-year deal Saturday, according to the club. Schwartz, 22, had 25 goals and 56 points in 80 games for the Blues last season and he had yet to report to training camp. According to the Blues, hes expected to be on the ice on Monday. Saturday evening, Schwartz tweeted out excitment to get back on the ice. Very excited and honoured to be back in the blue note for at least a couple more years! Thanks for all the support #LGB Jaden Schwartz (@jschwartz_17) September 28, 2014 According to TSNs Bob McKenzie, the deal is reportedly worth $4.7 million. Jaden Schwartz’s new two-year contract with STL pays him $2M in 1st year, $2.7M in 2nd year for AAV of (yup, you guessed it) $2.35M. Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) September 27, 2014 The Blues drafted Schwartz with their first round pick, 14th overall, back in 2010. Last season was his first full season in the NHL. source:

Colorado Avalanche : Brad Stuart isn’t going to fortify anything. He’s only steady insofar as you can expect him to be steadily bad. Columbus Blue Jackets : It’s easy to forget the Blue Jackets had two first-round picks this year, but they did, and Marko Dano really hasn’t been that bad in camp . Pretty nice luxury for Columbus to lean on. Jarmo Kekalainen is one hell of a drafter. Dallas Stars : Speaking of young stud American goalies being sent to the minors , there’s Jack Campbell . Which, again, makes perfect sense. Kari Lehtonen is one of the best goalies in the league, and you don’t want a kid sitting on the bench for 60 games or whatever. Detroit Red Wings : Strange, isn’t it, that Ken Holland is still sitting waiting to hear if Daniel Alfredsson will be playing this season? He’s not even on a PTO and it’s Sept. 29 for the love of Pete!!! Edmonton Oilers : That center problem in Edmonton? source:–the-self-inflicted-idiocy-of-david-clarkson-080636708.html

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Oilers preview: Preseason continues in Saskatoon By Satchel Price 3 minutes ago . The Blackhawks make a visit to Saskatoon for a preseason matchup against the Oilers. The Chicago Blackhawks head up north Sunday evening to play the Edmonton Oilers in their fourth preseason contest. The game has an early start time of 5 p.m. CT, and won’t be broadcast on television. Luckily, the team is offering up a live stream of the game online, so we’re not missing out like we did with the Detroit game earlier this week. When and where? The game starts at 5 p.m. CT from Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon. How to watch online: Just head over to this link right here and you should be good to go. source:

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23, 2014. … more > By – Associated Press – Tuesday, September 23, 2014 CHICAGO (AP) – Jonathan Toews deflected in defenseman Duncan Keiths shot from the left point 3:01 into overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 2-1 preseason victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. Toews moved to the slot after passing the puck to Keith, and redirected Keiths slap shot between the legs of backup goaltender Pete Mrazek. Chicagos Patrick Kane made it 1-1 with 2:37 left in the second period. He took a pass from Brad Richards and beat goalie Jonas Gustavsson with a sharp backhand. Luke Glendening netted Detroits goal when he deflected the point shot of defenseman Danny DeKeyser over goalie Corey Crawford 5:59 into the game. It was the first preseason game for the Blackhawks. Detroit fell to 1-0-1. source:


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