- The Chicago Blackhawks take on the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight at 6:00pmCT. The game will air on Comcast Sportsnet in Chicago.
- Previews: NHL, Chicago Tribune, The Committed Indian, Second City Hockey
- Corey Crawford will be in net for the Blackhawks. (@ChrisKuc) Sergei Bobrovsky will backstop the Blue Jackets. (@jrimercbj)
- Injury Report: Patrick Sharp is still out with a sprained left shoulder for another 2-3 weeks. The Blue Jackets are without Derek Dorsett, who is out for the rest of the season with a broken collarbone. Artem Anisimov (lower body injury) will probably not play. (NHL)
- Farm Report: Jimmy Hayes will likely be slotted into the second line tonight after being called up from the Rockford IceHogs. (Chicago Tribune) The Blackhawks assigned Steve Montador to the IceHogs for a conditioning stint. (ESPN) Rostislav Olesz was also assigned to Rockford after clearing waivers. (AHL)
- Brandon Saad is living up to his Man Child nickname. (Chicago Tribune)
- Jinxes don’t exist, so of course the Blackhawks are happy to be on the Sports Illustrated cover. (ESPN)
- Patrick Kane messed with customers at the Blackhawks Store on Michigan Avenue as part of Illinois Lottery’s “Anything’s Possible” campaign.
- Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 13-year-old Jarrett Hill got his wish to practice with the Blackhawks yesterday. Is this room suddenly dusty or what?