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Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews To Miss At Least 2 Games

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The Chicago Blackhawks will be without captain Jonathan Toews for at least 2 games due to an upper-body injury, according to Chicago head coach Joel Quenneville.

Chicago will likely bring Toews back slowly as they no longer have anything to play for other than pride this season. The Blackhawks were eliminated from playoff contention earlier this week.

Toews has played in every game this season, posting 20 goals and 32 assists.

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Blackhawks’ Connor Murphy To Miss Eight Weeks

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Chicago Blackhawks’ defenseman Connor Murphy will miss around eight weeks, or more, due to a back injury, the team announced on Wednesday.

Murphy will be off the ice for six weeks, and will undergo further testing to determine if it is appropriate to ramp up his physical activity, or if he will need four additional weeks of rest, putting his total possible timeline at 8-12 weeks.

 

 

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Blackhawks’ Ivan Nalimov Rescinds Trade Request

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Chicago Blackhawks’ goalie prospect Ivan Nalimov has rescinded that trade request after speaking with Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman, and is now focused on spending the 2018-19 season playing overseas in the KHL, according to The Athletic’s Scott Powers.

Nalimov requested for his rights to be traded despite not even having a contract with the Blackhawks, in the hopes of getting playing time in North America, as Chicago has Corey Crawford, Anton Forsberg and Cam Ward on their roster.

Nalimov will play for Kunlun Red Star this season.

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Blackhawks’ Cam Ward Excited To Play In ‘Sold Out Building’

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After spending 13 years with the Carolina Hurricanes, Cam Ward is excited for a change of scenery after inking a one-year deal with the Chicago Blackhawks.

“That gives me goosebumps, knowing you’re coming to a city, to an organization, to a fan base that really loves and has a passion for hockey,” Ward said,  according to John Dietz of the Daily Herald. “I’m excited about going to the United Center.”

“As players, we thrive in atmospheres like that. At least I do,” Ward added. “I love to go into a building where you can count on fans being in the seats.

“We have a lot of loyal and great fans in Carolina, but it’s no secret that the attendance is always a little bit low. I’m looking forward to … playing in front of a sold-out building and passionate fans.”

Ward posted a 23-14-4 record with a .906 save rate and 2.73 GAA last season for Carolina.

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