Brandon Pirri is in, and Michal Handzus will get a rest night on the back-to-back as the Chicago Blackhawks host the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night at the United Center.
Joakim Nordstrom had the understandable smile on his face when he came back into the Chicago Blackhawks’ locker room. Those first career NHL goals will have that effect on you.
The Chicago Blackhawks trimmed their roster to close to final, as they assigned Jeremy Morin and Brandon Pirri, along with Antti Raanta, to the Rockford IceHogs late Saturday night.
Nikolai Khabibulin will start instead of Corey Crawford, and several prospects will get one more look as the Chicago Blackhawks close their preseason schedule against the Washington Capitals tonig
Nick Leddy grabbed the puck at one end of the CONSOL Energy Center ice and darted in the other direction, slipping past a Pittsburgh defender and getting a shot off.