Kruger strikes, but IceHogs' scoring woes continue

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Kruger strikes, but IceHogs' scoring woes continue

The IceHogs aren't having any trouble putting shots on goal. Getting them to go in is an entirely different story.

Rockford fell to 0-3-0-1 with a 2-1 loss to the Charlotte Checkers Saturday night in their home opener. They fired 36 shots on goal, only one found the back of the net.

Marcus Kruger put the IceHogs on the board first with his second goal of the season at the 14:20 mark of the opening frame. Nick Leddy picked up a secondary assist on the tally. But Charlotte struck once in the second and third periods to escape with a win.

In Rockford's first four games, they've scored just five goals with Jeremy Morin accounting for two of them and Peter LeBlanc the other.

Several of the Blackhawks top prospects are still searching for their first goal of the season including Brandon Saad, Andrew Shaw, Jimmy Hayes, Brandon Pirri, Philippe Pardis and Ben Smith.

Carter Hutton made 40 saves in a losing effort.

Blackhawks legend Denis Savard dropped the ceremonial puck before the contest.

Bears guard Josh Sitton named as injury replacement in Pro Bowl

Bears guard Josh Sitton named as injury replacement in Pro Bowl

The Bears have another Pro Bowler.

After initially getting shut out on the Pro Bowl roster, the Bears have since had two players named as injury replacements with guard Josh Sitton now joining running back Jordan Howard.

Sitton was named as an injury replacement Monday afternoon for Packers guard T.J. Lang, who left Sunday's NFC Championship game early.

This will be Sitton's third straight Pro Bowl and fourth career honor.

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The 30-year-old offensive lineman signed with the Bears before 2016 after the Packers released him.

Sitton played in 13 of the Bears' 16 games including 12 starts, helping to anchor the Bears' line when healthy.

Howard replaced Cardinals running back David Johnson on the NFC Pro Bowl roster earlier this month.

CSN will air six Cubs spring training games in 2017

CSN will air six Cubs spring training games in 2017

Cubs fans will get to see 10 spring training games on TV in 2017 as they begin their World Series title defense, including six contests on CSN.

The Cubs released their spring broadcast schedule Monday afternoon, featuring 10 games on TV, 10 on the radio on 670 The Score and then 27 internet radio broadcasts on Cubs.com.

Len Kasper and Mick Gillispie will be the broadcasters for Cubs.com games while Kasper and Jim Deshaies will serve as the announcers for all TV contests.

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Here are all six of CSN's broadcasts (all game times in Mountain Time Zone): 

—Wednesday, March 15 (7:05 p.m.) vs. Diamondbacks
—Sunday, March 19 (7:05 p.m.) vs. Royals
—Wednesday, March 22 (6:05 p.m.) vs. Reds
—Saturday, March 25 (1:05 p.m. PT) vs. Reds
—Tuesday, March 28 (1:05 p.m.) vs. Giants
—Friday, March 31 (1:10 p.m. CT) vs. Astros

Here's the complete Cubs spring schedule: