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CSN to air exclusive Blackhawks Convention coverage

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CSN to air exclusive Blackhawks Convention coverage

The highly-anticipated Blackhawks Convention kicks off Friday at the Hilton Chicago and runs through Sunday, July 22. Comcast SportsNet will air exclusive coverage of the event, including the Opening Ceremonies, player and coach introductions, and interviews.

Chicago Tribune Live's David Kaplan will provide viewers with each exciting moment from the Convention, including an exclusive interview with Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on Friday at 5:00 CST.

Blackhawks PrePost Game Live host Chris Boden and Blackhawks "Insider" Tracey Myers will have full reports on CSNChicago.com from each day's highlights. The site's "Blackhawks Talk" page will keep fans actively engaged with photos, videos and additional interviews so you don't miss a beat.
Follow @TramyersCSN, @CSNBoden and @HawksTalkCSN on Twitter for timely updates, stories, photos and videos from the Convention.

A full list of players, both former and current, that will be in attendance can be found on the Blackhawks' website.

Kyle Hendricks takes in a Blackhawks game with... Bastian Schweinsteiger?

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Kyle Hendricks takes in a Blackhawks game with... Bastian Schweinsteiger?

A Cubs pitcher taking in a Blackhawks game in a suite is nothing special, but doing so with a World Cup winner is... different.

Kyle Hendricks was spotted by the cameras of Thursday's Blackhawks-Coyotes broadcast on NBC Sports Chicago. The guy he was standing next to was none other than Chicago Fire midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, a World Cup with Germany and Champions League winner with Bayern Munich.

Hendricks is known for being reserved on the mound and in his interviews with the media. Meanwhile, Schweinsteiger was filmed yelling "Bear Down" in the hallway of Toyota Park after a Fire practice earlier in the day.

There's no telling what inspired Schweinsteiger to do this, but he has definitely embraced Chicago sports teams since joining the Fire in March of 2017.

Makes you wonder what Hendricks and Schweinsteiger were talking about. Best places to get brats in Chicago?

Niklas Hjalmarsson gets standing ovation from United Center crowd in Chicago return

Niklas Hjalmarsson gets standing ovation from United Center crowd in Chicago return

Niklas Hjalmarsson played for the Blackhawks for 10 years and won three Stanley Cups with the team so his return to the United Center was a big deal.

The defenseman, now with the Arizona Coyotes, made his return to Chicago in Thursday's game. The Blackhawks had a tribute video for him during the game and the crowd gave him a standing ovation after the video.

He was teary-eyed after getting the warm reception.

Hjalmarsson was traded by the Blackhawks to the Coyotes for Connor Murphy and Laurent Dauphin after the 2016-17 season. He played against the Blackhawks on Oct. 21 and again on Feb. 12 last season, but both games were in Arizona.

Injuries limited Hjalmarsson to 48 games last season and he missed Arizona's only trip to the United Center last season, which came in December.

Watch the video above to see Hjalmarsson's tribute and reaction.