Six Blackhawks on All-Star ballot

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Six Blackhawks on All-Star ballot

By Tracey Myers
CSNChicago.comCOLUMBUS, Ohio -- Marian Hossa and Patrick Kane are among two of the six Chicago Blackhawks named to the 2012 NHL All-Star Fan Ballot, which was released this afternoon.Patrick Sharp and Jonathan Toews are also among the ballot's forwards. Blackhawks defensemen Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook round out the Blackhawks' league-tying six selections.Hossa has a team-leading seven goals while Kane leads the Blackhawks with 15 points.Goaltender Corey Crawford, who has six victories this season, was not listed on the ballot.Voting opens on Nov. 14 online at NHL.comvote and via mobile devices. Voting results will be posted on NHL.com every Tuesday, beginning Nov. 22.

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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