On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis talk about Joel Quenneville leaving the door open for No. 8 overall pick Adam Boqvist to start the season with the Blackhawks. What are the chances he and Henri Jokiharju both make the team?
The guys also discuss Corey Crawford's status and what to make of his abbreviated on-ice session after six straight days of skating, Connor Murphy's injury that could sideline him until December, how the line of Brandon Saad, Nick Schmaltz and Patrick Kane will work and the new 1-3-1 power play structure.
They also weigh in on which position battles they're looking forward to tracking during the back half of training camp.
Cubs infielder Addison Russell has been placed on administrative leave after new reports of domestic abuse surfaced last night:
MLB has placed #Cubs shortstop Addison Russell on administrative leave. Investigation of him for domestic violence remains open, as it has been since 6/7/17, when allegations against him became public. Per MLB, Melisa Russell declined to participate in investigation at that time.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 21, 2018
Late Thursday night, Melisa Reidy -- who was married to Russell for a time -- wrote in length about the disturbing details of their relationship. In the piece, she outlines years of enduring both mental and physical abuse.
Here's the official MLB statement:
Major League Baseball takes all allegations of Domestic Violence seriously. When the allegations against Addison Russell became public on June 7, 2017 the Commissioner's Office's Department of Investigations immediately commenced an investigation at that time. Our investigation of this matter has remained open and we have continued our efforts to gather information.
With the new details revealed in today's blog post by Ms. Russell, Mr. Russell has been placed on Administrative Leave in accordance with the Joint MLB-MLBPA Domestic Violence Policy. We are hopeful that this new information will allow us to complete the investigation as promptly as possible.
More to come.