Two goals and nine points in five games? What a slacker. (Photo: Bridget Samuels/flickr)
- The Chicago Blackhawks take on the Detroit Red Wings tonight at 6pm CT. The game will be broadcast on Comcast Sportsnet in Chicago.
- Previews: NHL, Chicago Tribune
- I have no idea who will be in goal for the Blackhawks, since no one’s confirmed anything yet — but I wouldn’t be surprised if Corey Crawford was back between the pipes. Jimmy Howard has been confirmed as the goaltender for the Red Wings. (MLive.com)
- Injury Report: The Red Wings are without Ian White (lacerated leg), Carlo Colaiacovo (shoulder) and perhaps Jonathan Ericsson (shoulder). Howard is playing because backup goaltender Jonas Gustavsson is out with a groin injury. Meanwhile, for the Blackhawks, Daniel Carcillo will be out with a knee injury until late February. (NHL.com)
- Andrew Shaw is enjoying life as a third-line center. I’m just hoping he won’t be there for long. (Chicago Tribune)
- And here’s ESPN with your Blackhawks’ prospect report.