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Blackhawks receive some good news on Trevor Daley

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Blackhawks receive some good news on Trevor Daley

Trevor Daley will be out for Tuesday against the Nashville Predators but is day-to-day with an upper-body injury after his scary collision with Chris Thorburn on Sunday.

Daley was falling forward when his head collided with Thorburn’s knee midway through the second period of the Blackhawks’ 3-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday afternoon. Daley was down for several moments and a stretcher was brought out to take him off the ice. But the defenseman slowly skated off with the help of trainers.

Asked on Sunday night if Daley was knocked out in the collision, coach Joel Quenneville said he wasn’t sure. On Monday Quenneville said that he did not believe Daley was knocked out on the play.

The day-to-day diagnosis is a relief, considering how bad the collision looked at first.

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“I thought he’s improved his game,” Quenneville said. “The situation there looked real bad in the instant so it’s good news, positive news, good for him. Hopefully we get him on the ice again real soon.”

Meanwhile, the Blackhawks swapped forwards, bringing up Dennis Rasmussen and reassigning Tanner Kero to the Rockford IceHogs. Whether or not Rasmussen just takes Kero’s spot in the lineup Tuesday night is unknown – the Blackhawks had an optional practice on Monday – but it wouldn’t be surprising. Rasmussen, who had seven goals and seven assists in 22 games with Rockford, played some with Bryan Bickell during Bickell’s stint with the IceHogs.

“I think you got young guys competing here that probably are very close on the depth charts, both in similar positions,” Quenneville said. “I think Kero had a great start. Raz is getting some good reviews, as well. Based on an opportunity, we’re going to give the other guy a look, too.”

Rasmussen was notified following the IceHogs’ game in San Antonio on Sunday night. He flew here this morning but was a little late for practice – his flight was diverted to Madison, Wis., due to weather issues before he finally got to Chicago. But, as he said, he’s here now and ready for an opportunity.

“Yeah, hopefully I get a game this year. That's what I'm hoping for, at least,” said Rasmussen, who was recalled last season but did not play. “I'm just here to try to help the team as much as possible, and hopefully I get a game in. I'll just take it day-by-day here.”

Corey Crawford will start vs. the Predators.

Blackhawks honor Dave Bolland with “One More Shift” Friday

Blackhawks honor Dave Bolland with “One More Shift” Friday

Former Blackhawks forward Dave Bolland will be honored with “One More Shift” on the ice at United Center this Friday prior to Hawks matchup against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Bolland will stand with the team during the National Anthem and skate on ice in full gear. Along with time on ice, the United Center will also honor Bolland by showcasing his career highlights throughout the arena.

The Blackhawks will be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their 2010 Stanley Cup win at five games this season, coinciding with “One More Shift” nights to honor individual players.  The United Center Atrium doors will open at 4pm, giving fans a chance to look at the interactive photo opportunities and historical items on display. Bolland will participate in a Q&A in the atrium at 6:30 p.m. before he hits the ice.

Dave Bolland was drafted by the Blackhawks in 2004 and spent ten seasons of his NHL career in Chicago. Bolland played with the team during two Stanley Cup championships, scoring the game-winning goal in the final minute of Game 6 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals against the Bruins. Bolland played in all 22 playoff games in 2010, garnering 16 points (eight goals, eight assists) which shared fifth among Blackhawks skaters in the postseason. Bolland recorded his best season of his career during the 2008-09 campaign with the Blackhawks, skating in a career-high 81 regular-season games and recording career highs in goals (19), assists (28) and points (47).

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Blackhawks show urgency vs. the undefeated

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Blackhawks show urgency vs. the undefeated

The Blackhawks finally got on the board for the season and did so in front of the 500th consecutive capacity crowd at the United Center.

Pat Boyle, Jamal Mayers and Charlie Roumeliotis break down the impressive performance by the Blackhawks against the undefeated Edmonton Oilers and discuss how Jeremy Colliton’s message got through to Alex Nylander and the rest of the team.

Plus, after an impressive performance in net, should Corey Crawford get the next game vs. the Blue Jackets? And what does the future have in store for Kirby Dach? Jamal makes a bold prediction.

0:54 – Blackhawks finally show urgency in 2nd period

2:47 – Penalty kill starting to show some life

5:00 – Thoughts on the Shaw/Strome/Kane line

6:43 – Blackhawks eliminating some defensive breakdowns

9:23 – Big rebound performance from Corey Crawford

11:36 – Colliton’s message to Alex Nylander got through

15:21 – Brandon Saad has been a pleasant surprise early on

17:15 – Dominik Kubalik’s impressive performance

18:31 – Will Kirby Dach be with the Blackhawks all season?

22:42 – Does Crawford or Lehner start vs. the Blue Jackets?

Listen to the entire episode here or in the embedded player below.

Blackhawks Talk Podcast

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