Olczyk had his post-chemotherapy scans early because of emergency surgery, and they came back all clear.
Once a blood-feud between two of the best teams in the league, the matchup was a mere formality Thursday night.
Nick Schmaltz moves up to No. 1 center and Vinnie Hinostroza slides over the middle against the Canucks in Toews’ absence.
As the Blackhawks’ nine-year postseason streak comes to an end, Joel Quenneville’s future is very much up in the air.
Their sixth loss in their last seven games makes it official: The Blackhawks will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2008.
Journeyman forward called up from Rockford on an emergency basis with Matthew Highmore still injured from his crash into the boards Sunday.
Mark Lazerus and Tracey Myers assess the Blackhawks’ disastrous goaltending situation, and try to fix the league’s playoff format.
Former 31-goal scorer’s shooting percentage has dropped to less than half of his previous career average during frustrating season.
Blackhawks blow a third-period lead for the second time in as many days as Blues pick up huge two points.
Captain has four goals and seven assists in his last eight games after suffering through a frustrating season.
Neither goalie is running away with the job, but Berube has been more reliable lately than Forsberg.
Two tip-ins by Nicholas Baptiste during the third period doom J-F Berube and the Blackhawks in a battle of also-rans.
Fighting complacency is the key down the stretch, with veterans trying to remind younger players that losing is not acceptable.
20-year-old winger hasn’t scored in 11 games; he never went more than four games without a goal during three junior seasons.
Jets and Predators are set up for long-term success, making the Blackhawks’ road back to contention that much harder.