Edmonton Oilers


The Blackhawks haven't kicked off the New Year the way they would like, earning just two of a possible six points since facing off against the Washington Capitals at the Winter Classic.


Antti Raanta will get his first start in more than a week and defenseman Tim Erixon will make his Chicago debut when the Blackhawks host the Calgary Flames tonight at the United Center.


Antti Raanta joked that he wasn’t doing anything that may cause him to get sick again heading into Wednesday night’s start, not after an illness cost him his last chance.


Corey Crawford suffered an off-ice, lower-body injury so Antti Raanta will start when the Blackhawks host the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night.


DENVER – Antti Raanta sat in the Blackhawks’ locker room on both Saturday and Sunday night, officially backing up Corey Crawford against Edmonton and Vancouver, respectively.