8:14 PM EDT, Tue October 23, 2018
Chicago Tribune 1 hour ago

Eddie Olczyk accepts NHL courage award for cancer fight: ‘It does ... test your will to live’

Saying his colon cancer battle made him realize “I’m way tougher than I ever thought I was” even as he acknowledged how others helped him, Blackhawks announcer Eddie Olcyzk accepted the Ace Bailey Courage Award on Monday at the NHL Alumni Awards Gala in Toronto. “The support that I had from our...
Chicago Tribune 7 hours ago

Blackhawks goalie Anton Forsberg assigned to Rockford after clearing waivers

The Blackhawks were able to hang on to goalie Anton Forsberg, who cleared waivers on Tuesday and was assigned to Rockford. Any NHL team could have claimed Forsberg, who became expendable after Corey Crawford was activated last week and Cam Ward stayed on as his backup. Crawford is expected to start...
Second City Hockey 7 hours ago
Line changes precede Hawks home game vs. Ducks

Line changes precede Hawks home game vs. Ducks

Chicago coach Joel Quenneville adjusted his team’s lineup ahead of Tuesday’s game. After one of their worst games of the early season, the Chicago Blackhawks will look to get back to their winning ways Tuesday night when they face the Anaheim Ducks at the United Center. When the Blackhawks take the ice, it appears there will be different line combinations, something coach Joel Quenneville has been known to do after a loss. The Jonathan Toews line remains intact, but Brandon Saad was returned to the second line with Patrick Kane on the opposite wing and Artem Anisimov in the middle. On...
Second City Hockey 7 hours ago
Hawks recall Johnson from AHL

Hawks recall Johnson from AHL

The 2013 fifth-round draft pick is back up with Chicago. Luke Johnson is heading back to the Blackhawks five days after the team assigned him to the AHL. Chicago recalled Johnson on Tuesday after assigning goaltender Anton Forsberg to the Rockford IceHogs after the Swedish netminder cleared waivers. Johnson had a goal and assist in two games with Rockford during his AHL stint. The 24-year-old started his season in the NHL. He recorded two shots and was 38.46 percent on faceoffs while averaging about 9 minutes per game on the Blackhawks’ fourth line. Johnson, a 2013 fifth-round draft pick,...
Second City Hockey 8 hours ago
Hawks goalie Forsberg clears waivers, heads to AHL

Hawks goalie Forsberg clears waivers, heads to AHL

The 25-year-old Swedish netminder will share starting duties with Collin Delia. The Blackhawks will assign goaltender Anton Forsberg to the AHL after he cleared waivers Tuesday. Forsberg was placed on waivers after the Blackhawks were encouraged by Corey Crawford’s performance through two games coming back from a 10-month absence due to a concussion. Cam Ward, who signed a one-year deal worth $3 million with a no-movement clause, helped the Blackhawks start the season 3-0-2 while Crawford sat out. Forsberg did not play during the five-game stretch before Crawford’s return despite...