Found March 07, 2012 on Committed Indians:
As the Blackhawks regular season sprints to the finish, many of the organization’s college prospects are already in their respective postseasons. Here’s a look at how the Hawks’ college prospects performed during the 2011-12 season. Kevin Hayes, F, Boston College … Continue reading →

Ben Smith’s Season Over

From a Blackhawks release late Thursday afternoon: “Ben Smith has suffered a right hip labral tear and a hernia. He will undergo endoscopic surgery next Thursday (March 15) to repair both issues. We anticipate a full recovery in approximately 16 … Continue reading →

Blackhawks' Ben Smith to have surgery

Chicago Blackhawks forward Ben Smith will undergo season-ending surgery next week to repair a right hip tear and hernia. Team physician Dr. Michael Terry said the recovery for Smith would take approximately four months. The surgery is scheduled for March 15. The 23-year-old Smith has two goals in 13 games for the Blackhawks and has spent most of the season with Rockford of the...

Blackhawks staying serious without captain

Simple logic would lead you to think that a team coming off a nine-game losing streak would be facing a significant crossroads in their season when a Hart Trophy front-runner is removed from their lineup. However, the Chicago Blackhawks have somehow found a way to settle down and win some important games since Jonathan Toews left the ice with a concussion.Through Sunday's win...

Blackhawks C Toews skates before practice

Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews skated for the first time in nearly three weeks Thursday. Toews, who has been sidelined the past eight games due to a suspected concussion, took to the ice for the first time since Feb. 19. He skated prior to the team's practice, which Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville called a "big first step." Quenneville said that while...

Blackhawks RW Smith done for season

Chicago Blackhawks right wing Ben Smith is done for the season due to a right hip tear and hernia.Smith undergo surgery on March 15 to repair both injuries. He is expected to be sidelined for four months.The 23-year-old Smith appeared in 13 games this season, scoring two goals. He had one goal in six games last season before tallying three times in a seven-game playoffs series against Vancouver.

Goaltender of the Future?

I’ve been following the reports of this kid since he joined the Ice Hogs. It’s funny how Alexander Salak has gone from originally being slated as Crawford’s back up with the Hawks, to Hutton’s back up in Rockford. Here’s the story from; The American Hockey League announced on Monday that Rockford IceHogs goaltender Carter Hutton has been named the...

Blackhawks Fail In St. Louis

Sadly, this was the only fight from the entire Blackhawks lineup on Tuesday night. When the dust settled, the Hawks had lost 5-1 in an ugly game, erasing any positive momentum they had created with wins in Ottawa and Detroit. … Continue reading →

Chicago Blackhawks D Niklas Hjalmarsson may return Friday against New York Rangers

Niklas Hjalmarsson may be in the Chicago Blackhawks’ lineup for the first time since Feb. 23. The defenseman participated in morning practice and said he’s hopeful to play in tomorrow’s game against the New York Rangers. From the Chicago Blackhawks: “It’s really painful to just be able to practice and not to play,” the 24-year-old blueliner told the media...

Peter Chiarelli Puts Marty Turco's Chances of Clearing Waivers at '50/50' (Video)

With Tuukka Rask sidelined for four to six weeks, the Bruins signed veteran goaltender Marty Turco to a one-year contract on Monday. However, Turco's arrival in Boston isn't a sure thing just yet, as the three-time All-Star still has to clear waivers before joining the club. It might not pose a problem given the limited interest in the 36-year-old, but general manager Peter...

Marty Turco, to the Black and Gold Courtesy Phone, Please!

The Boston Bruins, looking at a great big empty where Tuukka Rask used to be, signed Marty Turco to play for the rest of the season. Turco, who had been playing for EC Red Bull Salzburg (which maks you wonder if they have a special rate for NHL goalies—Arturs Irbe finished his career with Red Bull) while waiting for a call from an NHL franchise. Now he gets to wait a bit longer...

Marty Turco Hopes to Become Member of Bruins, Ready to Contribute Down Stretch (Video)

Goaltender Marty Turco still has to clear waivers to officially become a member of the Boston Bruins, but the 36-year-old was present outside the B's locker room following the team's 5-4 victory over the Maple Leafs on Tuesday. Turco discussed the possibility of joining the Bruins, saying that he hopes to do so soon, and that he's ready to contribute in whatever fashion...

Injury Updates

Here’s some updates on injured Hawks players that I greceived from I you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that I only write on information, injury wise, that I get form the official site. I will never spread information just because someone else, blogged, over heard, or speculated. The injured in question are, Toews -who has missed the last 8...

Game Preview: New York Rangers vs Chicago Blackhawks

TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Chicago Blackhawks tonight at United Center (8:30 p.m.; TV: MSG Plus; Radio: 970 The Apple), in their third game in four days. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank second in the league overall, with a record of 42-17-7 (91 pts). The Rangers [...]
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