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Kane, Toews, Hossa headed to All-Star Game

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Kane, Toews, Hossa headed to All-Star Game

Marian Hossa, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane were named to the 2012 NHL All-Star roster as the Blackhawks prepared to host the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night.

It was good news for the three including Hossa, who is celebrating his 33rd birthday today. For Toews, this selection is always an honor.

Its good to have a couple of teammates going, Toews said. Youd like to have a few more guys, especially a guy like (Patrick Sharp). Every year you get to be a part of that select group across the league.

The Blackhawks will host a Minnesota team that has lost three out of four and pulled out a shootout victory over San Jose on Tuesday. Ray Emery gets the nod, as does Josh Harding for the Wild.

Meanwhile, Marcus Kruger had another good day of practice. Coach Joel Quenneville is still hoping he can be cleared for this weekend.

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.