Hawks recall Hayes, re-assign Shaw

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Hawks recall Hayes, re-assign Shaw

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Jimmy Hayes is back with the big club and Corey Crawford will get the start in net tomorrow night when the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Hayes was recalled on Friday morning from the Rockford IceHogs. Meanwhile, Andrew Shaw was sent back to the IceHogs.

"(Shaw) had a great start. Consistency is something youre looking, over time, for him to get there. He was certainly disappointed but he's a good kid and he'll be a good pro," coach Joel Quenneville said. "Jimmy was very good here last time but we had to make a decision at the (All-Star) break (with numbers) So hes back and hes excited."

The Blackhawks had an optional skate on Friday, with most of their top players taking the day off. But they're all expected to play on Saturday afternoon.

Back in Chicago, Niklas Hjalmarsson has "had significant improvement" recently with his upper-body injury. Quenneville said he's hopeful the defenseman could be skating this weekend. He added Hjalmarsson is unlikely to play Sunday when the Blackhawks host the St. Louis Blues.

There has been no change in Steve Montador's upper-body injury.

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Jonathan Marchessault's hat trick leads Panthers rout of Blackhawks

Jonathan Marchessault's hat trick leads Panthers rout of Blackhawks

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Jonathan Marchessault scored his first career hat trick, James Reimer stopped 25 shots for his first shutout of the season and the Florida Panthers routed the Chicago Blackhawks 7-0 on Saturday night.

Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and three assists, and Aleksander Barkov added a goal and two assists for Florida. Reilly Smith and Nick Bjugstad also scored to give the Panthers their largest margin of victory since an 8-0 win over Toronto on Feb. 5, 2008.

Marchessault had two goals in a 3-1 win over Arizona on Thursday. He has nine goals over his last nine games and leads the Panthers with 28.

Corey Crawford stopped 21 shots for the Blackhawks before being lifted at 4:59 of the third for Scott Darling, who allowed three goals on six shots.

Already leading 3-0, the Panthers poured in four goals in the third.