The Chicago Blackhawks have many of options but if Jimmy Hayes can remain a threat around the net and play off of his debut Friday he could stick around for a bit.
Nicklas Lidstrom may have his age against him but he doesn't show it and Blackhawks forward patrick Kane is getting tired of playing against the 41-year-old defenseman.
It lived up to the billing. First meeting of the season between the longest-running regular season rivals in league history. Friday night. New Years weekend.
Daniel Carcillo and Steve Montador will return to the lineup as the Chicago Blackhawks prepare to host their Central Divsion rival Detroit Red Wings.
The rivalry with the Red Wings is about to renew, and it will be intense for a couple of weeks. There's plenty of hockey left, but the Central Division crown will like go to one of the Original Six teams. Are the Hawks ready?
With Marcus Kruger sidelined and Brandon Pirri reassigned to Rockford, the Blackhawks have Patrick Kane centering the team's second line.
Jimmy Hayes will make his NHL debut on Friday when the Blackhawks face off with the Red Wings. The 22-year-old forward had 18 points for the Rockford IceHogs this season.
Daniel Carcillo will make his return to the Blackhawks lineup on Friday night as the rival Red Wings come to town. Corey Crawford will get his fourth straight start in net.
The Blackhawks have recalled forward Jimmy Hayes from the IceHogs and sent Brandon Pirri back to Rockford. Hayes is the team's rookie leader with 18 points this season.
Corey Crawford could have been angry while Ray Emery was taking his playing time in December. Instead he learned a thing or two from the veteran netminder and the duo have a strong relationship.