Carcillo questionable for Friday with upper-body injury

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Carcillo questionable for Friday with upper-body injury

Daniel Carcillo is questionable with an upper-body injury and Ray Emery will start when the Chicago Blackhawks play the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night. Carcillo played seven minutes in the Blackhawks' 4-3 victory over the Wild on Wednesday night, but he was in a fight with Brad Staubitz and later took a shot to the face from Wild center Kyle Brodziak. It's unclear if either of those incidents caused his injury.

Emery, meanwhile, will get his fourth consecutive start.

Blackhawks Talk Podcast: What's next for Blackhawks as free agency looms?

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: What's next for Blackhawks as free agency looms?

On the latest edition of the Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Tracey Myers and Charlie Roumeliotis discuss what's next for the Blackhawks after a trade-filled weekend.

They also weigh in on whether the Blackhawks are done trading, preview free agency, and toy with the idea of a potential Patrick Sharp reunion.

Listen to the latest episode of the Hawks Talk Podcast below:

Blackhawks re-sign defenseman Ville Pokka to one-year deal

Blackhawks re-sign defenseman Ville Pokka to one-year deal

The Blackhawks signed Ville Pokka to a one-year contract on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old Pokka played in all 76 regular-season games for the Rockford IceHogs last season, recording six goals and 24 assists.

The Blackhawks’ defensive depth has already taken a hit this offseason, with Niklas Hjalmarsson traded to Arizona – Connor Murphy came here in the deal – and Trevor van Riemsdyk, selected by the Vegas Golden Knights, then traded to the Carolina Hurricanes. While the Blackhawks will probably explore free-agent options this offseason, Pokka could vie for an opportunity at training camp.