Rosters set for Blackhawks' charity game

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Rosters set for Blackhawks' charity game

While the NHL remains locked out, former Blackhawks forward Adam Burishs idea of bringing his former Stanley Cup teammates together for a good cause comes to fruition tomorrow night.

Carolinas Jordan Staal is the latest addition as the rosters are just about set for the Champs for Charity game at AllState Arena on Friday night. The game, which Burish and his agent Bill Zito developed over the last few weeks, will pit Chicago vs. The World. Proceeds will support families staying at the Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Childrens Hospital in the Streeterville area of Chicago.

Staal was added to the roster today; former Blackhawks forward Kris Versteeg is out due to injury. Current Blackhawks Jamal Mayers and Daniel Carcillo were also added. Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster and actress Jenny McCarthy will be team coaches.

Here are the rosters for each team:

Chicago: Andrew Ladd, Jake Dowell, Jim Vandermeer, James Wisniewski, Joe Corvo, Craig Anderson, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp, Adam Burish, Brian Campbell, Patrick Kane, Troy Brouwer and Craig Adams.

The World: Ville Leino, Jamal Mayers, Antti Miettinen, Jared Boll, Mike Brown, Shawn Thornton, David Gilbert, Alex Goligoski, Ryan Suter, Kimmo Timonen, Greg Campbell, Niklas Backstrom, Daniel Carcillo, Bobby Ryan.

Remaining tickets range from 10 to 30 and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com.

Fire fans swarm O'Hare to greet Bastian Schweinsteiger

Fire fans swarm O'Hare to greet Bastian Schweinsteiger

In the age of social media you can track something like Bastian Schweinsteiger's flight to Chicago in almost real-time.

The Chicago Fire publicized Schweinsteiger's Tuesday arrival in Chicago, giving fans details of when his plane was expected to arrive and at what terminal.

First, Schweinsteiger and his former tennis player wife, Ana Ivanovic, both tweeted photos to their millions of followers about their trip.

Once they arrived, the mob scene at O'Hare was on. Schweinsteiger was greeted by hundreds of fans.

Check out the video above for some footage of Schweinsteiger's arrival.

He will be introduced formally with a press conference on Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Fire Pitch in Chicago. The press conference will air on CSN+ and be streamed live on CSNChicago.com.

Hawks Talk Podcast: What's the cause of recent struggles?

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Hawks Talk Podcast: What's the cause of recent struggles?

On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Steve Konroyd discuss the latest slump and how much does Artem Anisimov's injury play a role in their struggles?

Konroyd tells us he was surprised by Ryan Hartman's benching in Tampa.

The guys play the game, playoff minutes or press box minutes?  They run through the players who are on the bubble when it comes to postseason play.

They also discuss the Hawks chances of overtaking Washington for the President's trophy.

Plus, Konroyd breaks down possible first round opponents: St Louis, Calgary and Nashville.