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A Dark Day in Blackhawks History, COVID-19 Concerns, Injury Update, and Other Blackhawks Bullets

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The Chicago Blackhawks host the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight, but we can talk about that later today. For this edition of the morning bullets, I want to recap the events that played out yesterday, a day that will go down as one of the darkest days in Blackhawks’ history.

•   We learned early on Tuesday that the findings of the independent investigation by Jenner & Block, LLP., and lead investigator Reid Schar were finalized and turned over to the Blackhawks on Monday. We also learned that the findings would become public on Tuesday after chairman Rocky Wirtz and CEO Danny Wirtz, along with Schar, addressed the media in a public briefing of the findings and the organizational changes expected for the Blackhawks as a result of those findings.

•   At the onset of the briefing, we learned that VP of Hockey Operations Al MacIssac would be leaving the organization.

•   Then, we learned that Stan Bowman would be leaving the organization.

•   More on Bowman’s departure can be found here.

•   You can find a complete recap of the events, including statements from Bowman, the Blackhawks, the NHL, and highlights from the official report by Jenner & Block, LLP., here.

•   This was assumed and confirmed later on Tuesday afternoon.

•   All in all, this was probably the darkest day in the history of this franchise. Sweeping changes were made in the top spots in the Hockey Operations department.

•   Before the chaos of the findings on Tuesday, Jonathan Toews and Henrik Borgström were added to the COVID-19 protocols, because of course.

•   Before that, Wyatt Kalynuk and Caleb Jones skated on the second rink at the Fifth Third Arena as they progressed their way back from injuries suffered at the tail end of training camp.

•   In much happier news, THAT IS WHY YOU GET DEMAR DEROZAN!

•   Allen Robinson comments on chemistry issues with him and Justin Fields.

•   Some MLB Hot Stove things.

That’s it for today!



Author: Patrick K. Flowers

Patrick is a Staff Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @PatrickKFlowers.