Corey Crawford will start his fourth consecutive game and Daniel Carcillo will be back in the lineup as the Chicago Blackhawks host the Detroit Red Wings tonight at the United Center.This is the first time this season the two Central Division foes have met; the Wings have won two in a row and four of their last six, while the Blackhawks have lost just three home games this season.Steve Montador, who did not practice yesterday, skated this morning and will play tonight
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.
The Blackhawks dealt defenseman Michal Kempny to the Washington Capitals for a third-round pick. Kempny had seven points in 31 games this season.
Kempny, 27, recorded 15 points in 81 career games for the Blackhawks. He tallied an assist in Saturday's 7-1 victory over the Capitals.
Kempny signed a one-year extension through the end of this season back in May.