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Blackhawks visit children's hospital, hand out Christmas gifts

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Blackhawks visit children's hospital, hand out Christmas gifts

The Blackhawks spent their off day on Monday by spreading the holiday cheer at two local hospitals.

Patrick Kane, Dennis Rasmussen, Joel Quenneville and Mike Kitchen visited Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago while Jonathan Toews, Trevor van Riemsdyk and Brandon Mashinter spent the afternoon at Evanston Hospital, where they handed out Christmas gifts to patients.

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Their reactions said it all.

Check out their visit in the video above.

Podcast: Which Blackhawks could be on the move before trade deadline?

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Podcast: Which Blackhawks could be on the move before trade deadline?

On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Adam Burish and Pat Boyle discuss which Blackhawks could be on the trading block and what players are building blocks for the Hawks future.

Burish also shares a couple memorable trade deadline days and his “near” return to the Blackhawks in 2012. Plus, he makes his bold trade deadline prediction for the Hawks.

Listen to the full Blackhawks Talk Podcast right here:

Blackhawks ban four ejected fans from future home games

Blackhawks ban four ejected fans from future home games

The Blackhawks have banned the four fans — who were ejected from Saturday's game against the Washington Capitals for their racist remarks towards Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly — from future home games.

On Monday, a Blackhawks spokesperson released this statement:

We have contacted the select individuals involved in the incident on Saturday to notify them that they are no longer welcome at our home games. Racist comments and other inappropriate behavior are not tolerated by the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Blackhawks also wanted to remind fans that they can alert security at the United Center by texting the following to 69050: UCASSIST <SPACE> followed by the seating section, row and a brief description of the issue.