CALGARY, Alberta – The Blackhawks may be thousands of miles away from Chicago and their American Hockey League affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, right now.
Scott Darling will start in net, but that will be the only change for the Blackhawks when they host the Calgary Flames on Sunday night at the United Center.
The Blackhawks are still looking to stoke their offense. So on Monday morning they recalled a young player with plenty of potential – and reassigned a long-struggling forward.
The stakes are nowhere near the height they were a few months ago but the Blackhawks still consider it big when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning Saturday night at the United Center.
With Duncan Keith sidelined for several weeks, the Blackhawks placed the defenseman on long-term injured reserve on Wednesday afternoon.