Second-year defenseman has sat out 13 straight games, but returns to the lineup with both Jan Rutta and Cody Franson injured.
Michal Kempny returns to the lineup after a month as a healthy scratch
With Jan Rutta uncertain after suffering apparent head injury, Blackhawks bring up longtime Rockford stalwart to bolster right side of defense.
DeBrincat seems to be the x-factor. With two assists against the Panthers, the 19-year-old has 16 points … in his last 15 games.
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Ryan Hartman, a healthy scratch the previous two games, is expected to replace Panik on the third line with Patrick Sharp and Vinnie Hinostroza.
Second-year pro has always preferred to defer, but the Blackhawks want him to be more aggressive and shoot more often.
Corey Crawford is terrific in goal and Patrick Kane sets up two goals in much-needed victory against the lowly Arizona Coyotes.
Backup goaltender Anton Forsberg fighting frustration as he continues to play well with little to show for it.
Corey Crawford returns after three-game absence to stop Jack Eichel penalty shot in overtime after Tommy Wingels’ shorthanded goal tied it late.
Second-year center had been highly productive in Rockford and can bring some desperately needed speed to the struggling Blackhawks.
Vinnie Hinostroza will get another shot at the NHL after getting recalled by the Hawks. The 23 year old played 49 games last season with the Hawks.
It’s not the job of a defenseman to score goals, but it’s been nearly nine months since Duncan Keith has found the back of the net.
The Blackhawks put forward Tanner Kero on waivers after he’s been a healthy scratch for the last 10 games.