The Blackhawks were 2-3 in the power play Thursday against the Wild, but have come to realize their power-play has been pretty powerless and they need to step up their game.
After sustaining a concussion around Christmas, Blackhawks center Marcus Kruger is ready to return to the ice. The Blackhawks will be sending Ben Smith back down to Rockford.
Marian Hossa, who started his NHL career with the Senators, says it will be special to return to Ottawa for the upcoming All-Star Game.
Forwards Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa have been selected to the 2012 All-Star Game. This year's game will be held in Ottawa on Sunday, Jan. 29.
Joel Quenneville told reporters on Wednesday that Daniel Carcillo could undergo surgery on his injured left knee. Carcillo injured the knee back on Jan. 2 during a loss to the Oilers.
Ben Smith, who will skate on the Blackhawks' second line with Michael Frolik and Marian Hossa, is back up from Rockford and hopes his calmer approach will help him this time around.
The Blackhawks' quest for their first win in January continues tonight as they host the equally struggling Blue Jackets. Comcast SportsNet's coverage starts at 7:00 p.m.
Marcus Kruger continues to make progress as he works his way back from a concussion and Joel Quenneville said he hopes to have the center back 'real soon.'
The Blackhawks will be without Patrick Sharp for the next 3-4 weeks because of an upper-body injury, reports CSNChicago.com's Tracey Myers. Sharp has 20 goals and 20 assists this season.
Chris Boden reports on an apparent injury to Patrick Sharp.