12:06 AM EST, Sat February 16, 2019
Chicago Tribune 6 hours ago

Slater Koekkoek has a distinctive name. More plays like he had Thursday will grab Blackhawks fans' attention even more

Go ahead and laugh at Blackhawks defenseman Slater Koekkoek’s name. You won’t be alone. You can even get in line behind at least two members of the Koekkoek family. “I don’t have Twitter, but my sister sent me some funny things that people said (Thursday) night about my last name,” Koekkoek said...
Blackhawk Up 7 hours ago

Jeremy Colliton Changed the Culture in the Chicago Blackhawks Locker Room

If the Chicago Blackhawks would’ve fallen behind 2-0 in the first period one year ago, the game would’ve been over. Now, with help from coach Jeremy Colliton, that isn’t the case anymore. Losing isn’t easy. When you lose repeatedly like the Chicago Blackhawks did last year and this year, it does more than just drop […] Jeremy Colliton Changed the Culture in the Chicago Blackhawks Locker Room - Blackhawk Up - Blackhawk Up - A Chicago Blackhawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Second City Hockey 8 hours ago
Crawford: ‘I’m healthy to play right now’

Crawford: ‘I’m healthy to play right now’

Jeremy Colliton still has no timetable for the goalie’s return. Corey Crawford is ready to get back between the pipes for the Blackhawks in game action. The star goaltender joined the team on the ice for the fourth time in a week Friday and said he could play, but the decision as to when he returns isn’t entirely his. “It’s really hard to say,” Crawford said. “It’s not up to me. I’m healthy to play right now. Really it’s whether they think I’m ready to get in the net.” Corey Crawford:Q: Could play tomorrow?A: "Yeah." Q: "Conditioning-wise?"A: "I mean I think it'll...
Chicago Tribune 9 hours ago

'I'm ready to play': Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford itching for 1st start to complete return from concussion

Sitting at his locker after practice Friday, Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford declared he’s healthy and ready to return from a concussion that has sidelined him for two months. But Crawford also acknowledged he might need a “few more practices to get timing back” and understands the Hawks’ recent...
Second City Hockey 12 hours ago
Highmore returns to IceHogs’ practice 3 months after shoulder surgery

Highmore returns to IceHogs’ practice 3 months after shoulder surgery

The winger has missed 40-plus games for Rockford. Matthew Highmore was back on the ice Friday morning with the Rockford IceHogs in the AHL for the first time since November. The Blackhawks forward prospect underwent surgery on his right shoulder Nov. 16 and has been out of action ever since. Highmore’s initial timeline was set for four to six months, but he’s ahead of schedule. He was leading the IceHogs in scoring with three goals and seven points in eight games before missing seven games with the injury then going under the knife. Dylan Sikura is currently Rockford’s leading scorer...