Marcus Krugers play has earned him more time on the power play and more minutes overall. Now its earning him a shot at second-line center.
The Blackhawks switched up the lines during practice on Thursday, putting Patrick Kane back at right wing. Marcus Kruger was centering the second line with Patrick Sharp and Marian Hossa.
Forbes magazine released its list of the most valuable NHL franchises among its annual report assessing the business of hockey. The Blackhawks ranked No. 6 this year.
Playing for the first time after missing the prior four games, Brent Seabrook expressed his jubilation over returning to the lineup. Plus, the defense knows they can tighten up despite winning in Anaheim.
Brent Seabrook will join the Blackhawks for pregame warmups tonight against the Sharks and the team will make a decision on whether he plays. Plus, Dave Bolland is in and Michael Frolik is 'likely' to suit up.
Brent Seabrook returned to practice Tuesday, but his status for Wednesday night's game is still unknown. Michael Frolik's status for the Sharks game is also not yet known.
If games ended after the 2nd period, the Blackhawks 2010-11 season would have gone much better. But now, the Blackhawks are playing strong until the final horn and the 3rd period is yielding fantastic results.
Steve Montador may be one of the newest additions to the Blackhawks' defensive group, but he's found his groove on the offensive end of the floor nonetheless, joining his teammates during their hot streak.