Emery in net vs. Flyers

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Emery in net vs. Flyers

PHILADELPHIA Ray Emery will be in net against his former team and Daniel Carcillos seven-game suspension apparently begins tonight when the Chicago Blackhawks play the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Arena.

Carcillo was handed his latest suspension on Wednesday night and coach Joel Quenneville said he believes that begins with tonights game. Carcillo suffered what looked to be a left-leg injury when he hit Oilers defenseman Tom Gilbert on Monday night. Asked about Carcillos injuryhealth status, Quenneville said were still talking about the process.

Meanwhile, tonights game brings back a flood of memories for the Blackhawks who won the Stanley Cup here in June of 2010.

Just looking around the dressing room, last time I stepped in here there was a big shiny thing here, Bryan Bickell said referring to the Cup. I think that brings back memories. But most of all we need to bounce back from our last game. We need a good effort throughout the whole team. (The Flyers) are coming back off the Winter Classic loss, so theyll be fired up to play again.

Emery will get his first start since Dec. 20 in Pittsburgh. Emery played the 2009-10 season with the Flyers and suffered that hip injury that nearly cost him his career.

I loved playing here; theyve got intense fans and they treated me well, said Emery, who is 2-3-0 in his career vs. the Flyers. Its always exciting playing against a team youve played with before. Its that added incentive to still want to beat them. Its a special game.

Blackhawks release G Jake Hildebrand from tryout agreement

Blackhawks release G Jake Hildebrand from tryout agreement

The Blackhawks released goaltender Jake Hildebrand from his tryout agreement, the team announced after a 1-0 preseason loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night.

The 23-year-old netminder signed a one-year contract with the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League in June as an undrafted free agent.

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Hildebrand's best season at Michigan State came during his junior year in 2014-15 when he was named the best goaltender and player in the Big Ten after registering a 2.18 goals against average and .930 save percentage, including six shutouts which was tied for second in the nation.

The Blackhawks' active roster now includes 28 forwards, 16 defensemen and five goaltenders.

Preview: Patrick Kane to make preseason debut as Blackhawks host Blues on CSN

Preview: Patrick Kane to make preseason debut as Blackhawks host Blues on CSN

Patrick Kane will make his preseason debut when the Blackhawks host the St. Louis Blues on Saturday, and you can catch all the action on CSN at 7:30 p.m. Be sure to stick around after the final horn to get analysis and player reaction on Blackhawks Postgame Live.

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