Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011
By Tracey Myers
EDMONTON, Alberta Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa did not participate in morning skate but both will be in the lineup tonight when the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place.
Defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson was back on the ice this morning after missing Tuesdays practice. Hjalmarsson said his right foot was swollen after blocking a shot off it Monday night against the Calgary Flames, but hes fine and will play tonight.
The Blackhawks, meanwhile, will try to end a two-game losing streak against the Oilers tonight. They claimed a 5-0 victory here back on Nov. 17, when Toews netted a hat trick. Corey Crawford gets the start in net.
Tracey Myers is CSNChicago.com's Blackhawks Insider. Follow Tracey on Twitter @TramyersCSN for up-to-the-minute Hawks information.
In the age of social media you can track something like Bastian Schweinsteiger's flight to Chicago in almost real-time.
The Chicago Fire publicized Schweinsteiger's Tuesday arrival in Chicago, giving fans details of when his plane was expected to arrive and at what terminal.
First, Schweinsteiger and his former tennis player wife, Ana Ivanovic, both tweeted photos to their millions of followers about their trip.
Once they arrived, the mob scene at O'Hare was on. Schweinsteiger was greeted by hundreds of fans.
Check out the video above for some footage of Schweinsteiger's arrival.
He will be introduced formally with a press conference on Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Fire Pitch in Chicago. The press conference will air on CSN+ and be streamed live on CSNChicago.com.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Steve Konroyd discuss the latest slump and how much does Artem Anisimov's injury play a role in their struggles?
Konroyd tells us he was surprised by Ryan Hartman's benching in Tampa.
The guys play the game, playoff minutes or press box minutes? They run through the players who are on the bubble when it comes to postseason play.
They also discuss the Hawks chances of overtaking Washington for the President's trophy.
Plus, Konroyd breaks down possible first round opponents: St Louis, Calgary and Nashville.