The Blackhawks continue their two-game road trip tonight in Colorado as they face the red-hot Avalanche who are winners of their last five games. Corey Crawford will get the start in net. Coverage starts at 7:30 on CSN.
Besides their strong start on the ice, these Blackhawks are off to just as impressive of a start off it. They enjoy one another and the fun has returned to team plane and bus rides writes Tracey Myers.
Marian Hossa will travel with the Blackhawks to Phoenix and Colorado and coach Joel Quenneville is hopeful he will play Tuesday. Ben Smith is progressing and may make the trip as well.
Marian Hossa suffered an upper-body injury and will be a game-time decision while Viktor Stalberg could return to the ice when the Blackhawks host the Bruins Saturday.
The Blackhawks recalled goaltender Alex Salak from the Rockford IceHogs Wednesday morning as they prepare to host the Winnipeg Jets.
Corey Crawford is still nursing a groin injury but Joel Quenneville anticipates the goalie will practice on Wednesday and start on Thursday. Tracey Myers also updates Viktor Stalberg and Ben Smith's injuries.
Ben Smith still hasn't been cleared for contact after his concussion injury, but he was still able to practice Monday and hopes to build off a good day.
After missing the first game, Dave Bolland returned and scored a pair of goals to lead the Blackhawks to a 5-2 win. Patrick Sharp had a goal and an assist. Jonathan Toews and Andrew Brunette also scored.
Statues of Blackhawks legends Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita will be unveiled before the game on Saturday, Oct. 22 vs. the Colorado Avalanche. Hull says the unveiling will be 'the greatest thing that has ever happened to me.'