Patrick Kane received a cut lip that received five stitches as a parting gift from Switzerland, but that hasn't changed his approaching on wanting to start quick this season.
Jonathan Toews has had enough of lockout talk. He's ready to get back with his team and start planning the Blackhawks' playoff run.
Gary Bettman announced Wednesday afternoon that the Board of Governors unanimously voted to ratify the CBA. Once NHLPA does the same, teams will release season schedules.
The Blackhawks are scheduled to face the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings in the season opener on Jan. 19, according to sources.
A trio of young Blackhawks -- Brandon Bollig, Andrew Shaw and Marcus Kruger -- have been called up from Rockford to get reacclimated with the Chicago squad as the NHL lockout comes to a close.
With only 48 games to prove their worth, the Blackhawks need a solid start to their season.
There was major skepticism about whether or not there would be hockey played this year, but Donald Fehr stuck to his guns and helped the NHLPA strike a deal to bring the NHL back in 2013.
Blackhawks forward Jamal Mayers spent a lot of long hours negotiating in New York this weekend, but it proved to be worth it as the NHL lockout came to an end more than 100 days after it started.
Blackhawks Insiders Tracey Myers and Pat Boyle discuss the end of the NHL lockout and what the immediate future holds for the Blackhawks and other teams around the league.
Bar and restaurant owners near the United Center are thrilled for the NHL season to return, as that means a big boom in business they had been missing during the duration of the lockout.