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The Hockey Writers Feb 1, 2023

Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane Linked to 3 New Teams by NHL Insider

The 2023 NHL Trade Deadline is right around the corner, so the rumor mill is naturally starting to heat up because of it. We recently saw the Vancouver Canucks trade…
Second City Hockey Jan 23, 2023
Morning Bag Skate: 1-23-23

Morning Bag Skate: 1-23-23

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ A daily look at hockey news around the world. WE’RE STILL HERE! For now, I guess. If those words don’t make sense to you, read this. This is your daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news. BLACKHAWKS RECAPS: Kings 2, Blackhawks 1 (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) As Blackhawks keep winning, what does it mean for the tank? (The Athletic) Healthy Patrick Kane impressing coach Luke Richardson with subtle plays (Sun-Times) RECAPS: Blackhawks 5, Blues 3 (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) Jonathan Toews undecided about Blackhawks future but accepting of...
Chicago Tribune Jan 15, 2023
5 goals isn’t enough for Chicago Blackhawks in 8-5 loss to Seattle Kraken

5 goals isn’t enough for Chicago Blackhawks in 8-5 loss to Seattle Kraken

Taylor Raddysh had a goal and two assists for the Chicago Blackhawks in the loss. Jonathan Toews, Maxi Domi, Isaak Phillips and Patrick Kane also scored.
Second City Hockey Jan 14, 2023
Morning Skate Update: Kane returns; Davidson addresses media

Morning Skate Update: Kane returns; Davidson addresses media

Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via After missing the last three games, Kane will be back playing Blackhawks hockey Saturday. A few news and notes from the morning skate ahead of Saturday’s Chicago Blackhawks game against the surging Seattle Kraken. As was expected after Lukas Reichel’s re-assignment to the Rockford IceHogs, Patrick Kane was at the morning skate and will be returning to the Blackhawks lineup. Kane appears very exciting to be playing hockey again: Patrick Kane (lower body) is on the ice for morning skate.He’s expected to return tonight vs. Seattle,...
Second City Hockey Jan 13, 2023
Blackhawks Bits: Lukas Reichel assigned to Rocfkord (again)

Blackhawks Bits: Lukas Reichel assigned to Rocfkord (again)

Photo by Melissa Tamez/Icon Sportswire via One of the Blackhawks best young prospects is again heading back to the AHL. It sure seemed like the Chicago Blackhawks were going to keep Lukas Reichel around for more than just a week this time. But that perception was not the reality, as the Blackhawks assigned the 2020 first-round pick back to the IceHogs on Friday afternoon. We have assigned Lukas Reichel to the @goicehogs pic.twitter.com/qJtGZYr3Hi— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) January 13, 2023 This move appears to clear the way for Patrick Kane to be...
Chicago Tribune Jan 13, 2023
5 takeaways from the Chicago Blackhawks’ 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche, including a gutsy goalie interference challenge

5 takeaways from the Chicago Blackhawks’ 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche, including a gutsy goalie interference challenge

The Chicago Blackhawks have been spreading the wealth in Patrick Kane’s absence.
Second City Hockey Jan 12, 2023
Morning Skate Update: Kane placed on IR, will miss third straight game

Morning Skate Update: Kane placed on IR, will miss third straight game

Photo by Melissa Tamez/Icon Sportswire via Patrick Kane will not play against the Avalanche, as he continues to battle a lower-body injury. Patrick Kane took the ice for morning skate on Thursday. However, a lower-body injury will keep him from dressing for the Chicago Blackhawks home game against the Colorado Avalanche. The good news, though, is that it sounds like the team expects Kane to return to the lineup on Saturday against the Seattle Kraken: Patrick Kane feels much better today. The Blackhawks are going to retroactively place him on IR so they can take...
Chicago Tribune Jan 11, 2023
What we learned from Chicago Blackhawks practice, including Patrick Kane doubtful for at least 1 more game and a goalie carousel

What we learned from Chicago Blackhawks practice, including Patrick Kane doubtful for at least 1 more game and a goalie carousel

Chicago Blackhawks coach Luke Richardson is hopeful Patrick Kane might be ready to return from a lower-body injury Saturday against the Seattle Kraken.
Second City Hockey Jan 11, 2023
Blackhawks Bits: Kane ‘doubtful’ for Thursday; Stalock still sidelined

Blackhawks Bits: Kane ‘doubtful’ for Thursday; Stalock still sidelined

Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via The goalie responsible for the Hawks’ last two wins won’t play Thursday. The Chicago Blackhawks two-game winning streak appears to be in extreme jeopardy. It was already going to be a steep challenge with the defending Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche as the opponent on Thursday night at the United Center, but recent developments have only added to the degree of difficulty. First, it looks like Patrick Kane will miss his third game win a row with a lower-body injury: Patrick Kane is "doubtful" for tomorrow vs. COL,...
Second City Hockey Jan 10, 2023
Blackhawks Bits: Kane still questionable; Scott Foster sighting

Blackhawks Bits: Kane still questionable; Scott Foster sighting

Photo by Daniel Bartel/Icon Sportswire via A few news and notes from Tuesday’s practice. The Chicago Blackhawks were back on the practice ice on Tuesday after taking Monday off following Sunday’s 4-3 overtime victory over the Calgary Flames. The top news item remains the health of Patrick Kane, who’s missed the last two games with a lower-body injury. At first, it seemed like Kane was going to be back to his usual practice routines: Patrick Kane is on the ice a little ahead of today's practice.— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) January 10, 2023 And then he...
Chicago Tribune Jan 9, 2023
5 takeaways from the Chicago Blackhawks’ 4-3 OT win, including Lukas Reichel’s coming out party and why Patrick Kane sat out

5 takeaways from the Chicago Blackhawks’ 4-3 OT win, including Lukas Reichel’s coming out party and why Patrick Kane sat out

Chicago Blackhawks rookie Lukas Reichel has an “outstanding” performance Sunday, his best as a pro so far. Has he bought himself more time?
Second City Hockey Jan 8, 2023
Morning Skate Update: Patrick Kane will not play against Flames

Morning Skate Update: Patrick Kane will not play against Flames

Photo by Jamie Sabau/ A lower-body injury will have the Blackhawks star sidelined again. A few news and notes from the morning skate ahead of Sunday evening’s Chicago Blackhawks game against the Calgary Flames. The Blackhawks will once again be without their best player in Patrick Kane. He did participate in morning skate, but the team announced he wouldn’t play against the Flames. After Sunday’s game, Chicago doesn’t play again until Thursday when they take on the Colorado Avalanche, so it should give Kane more time to feel better before hitting the ice again....
Second City Hockey Jan 7, 2023
Chase This Light: Blackhawks 2, Coyotes 0

Chase This Light: Blackhawks 2, Coyotes 0

Photo by Michael Reaves/ A win. Remember those? We’ve figured out the Chicago Blackhawks problem this season: it’s having Patrick Kane in the lineup. Playing without their star winger, the Blackhawks dispatched of the visiting Arizona Coyotes 2-0 at the United Center on Friday night, because professional hockey is a sport that does not make sense and never will. The only shot of the game that went past a goalie and into the net came near the middle of the second period when this blast from Jake McCabe gave the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead: Jake McCabe with an 89 mph...
Chicago Tribune Jan 6, 2023
‘He’s an inspiration’: 6-year-old boy in remission from leukemia spends the day with Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks

‘He’s an inspiration’: 6-year-old boy in remission from leukemia spends the day with Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks

Make-A-Wish recipient Luca Bear Bish, 6, celebrated his leukemia going into remission by signing a one-day deal with the Chicago Blackhawks.
Second City Hockey Jan 6, 2023
Morning Skate Update: Kane to miss Coyotes game

Morning Skate Update: Kane to miss Coyotes game

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ The worst team in the league will not have its best player on Friday night. Every game is a pretty steep challenge for the Chicago Blackhawks this season but Friday’s home game against the Arizona Coyotes will be an even taller task after the updates from the morning skate. Patrick Kane, who’s been nursing a lower-body injury for about a week now, will not play in this game. Patrick Kane says he won’t play tonight but his injury is not anything major. “To be honest, I probably could play, but in certain situations I feel some...

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