Monday, Sept. 19, 2011
Posted: 5:22 p.m. Updated: 5:26 p.m.
By Tracey Myers
CSNChicago.com Blackhawks InsiderFollow @TraMyersCSN
Brothers Jonathan and David Toews will be teammates and Ray Emery and Alex Salak will split time in goal when the Chicago Blackhawks open their preseason schedule against the Edmonton Oilers Tuesday night in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Other forwards scheduled to play Tuesday are Viktor Stalberg, Rostislav Olesz, Marcus Kruger, Ben Smith, Brandon Saad, Mark McNeill, Jamal Mayers, Kyle Beach, Jimmy Hayes and Phillip Danault.
The Blackhawks will also send seven defensemen: Steve Montador, Nick Leddy, John Scott, Sami Lepisto, Ryan Stanton, Brian Fahey and Joe Lavin.
Well have a young lineup tomorrow, coach Joel Quenneville said Monday. Itll be nice to see these guys play in an NHL game.
Game time is 8 p.m. CST and will be streamed live on chicagoblackhawks.com in the Chicago area.
Bolland messing with Toews
Dave Bolland was back to being a pest on Monday, aggravating Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews in their afternoon scrimmage. Bolland hooked Toews a few times during the second half of their scrimmage.
He caught my hand pretty good off the draw and he kept messing with me, so I gave him a whack, Toews said.
Bolland said he was having some fun.
I think we all know how Tazer is so its always fun playing around with him, he said. Everyones getting ready for the real games now against some other teams.
Rostislav Olesz had two good scrimmages on Monday, lined up mainly with Andrew Brunette and Toews. Olesz had a goal and two assists in the two games.
He had his best day today, Quenneville said. He was more comfortable, had good pace.
Hes a solid skater, has good hands and hes one of those strong, skilled European players who doesnt have too many holes in his game, he said. He can play on the power play and PK, play defensively, too, because hes strong and quick. Its not difficult to play with him.
The Blackhawks assigned forwards Mirko Hoefflin and Ludvig Rensfeldt, as well as goaltenders Mac Carruth, Johan Mattsson and Kent Simpson to their respective junior clubs on Monday afternoon.
The team roster now stands at 54 active players.
Tracey Myers is CSNChicago.com's Blackhawks Insider. Follow Tracey on Twitter @TramyersCSN for up-to-the-minute Hawks information