Pre-Gamin': Blackhawks vs Kraken (7:30) — Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Blackhawks vs Kraken (7:30) — Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks host the Seattle Kraken tonight, but before the puck drops at the United Center, Marian Hossa will sign a one-day contract to retire with the Blackhawks in a ceremony in the atrium. Also, Lukas Reichel is back with Chicago and in the lineup tonight!

Broadcast Info

Puck Drop: 7:30 p.m. CT
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Radio: WGN 720 AM, TUDN 1200 AM (Spanish)

Expected Lineups

Blackhawks (24-35-11)

DeBrincat – Strome – Kane
Reichel – Toews – Dach
Kubalík T. Johnson Raddysh
Katchouk – R. Johnson – Lafferty

de Haan – S. Jones
C. Jones – McCabe
Vlasic – Gustafsson

Lankinen

Kraken (22-42-6)

Donato – Wennberg – Eberle
McCann – Sheahan – Kuhlman
Rask Gourde Lind
Donskoi – Geekie – Sprong

Dunn – Larsson
Oleksiak – Fleury
Soucy – Borgen

Grubauer
Driedger

Injury Report

Blackhawks:

Connor Murphy (LTIR – Concussion)
Jujhar Khaira (LTIR – Back)

Kraken:

Brandon Tanev (LTIR – knee)

What To Watch For

•   Rookie Lukas Reichel will play his sixth game with the Blackhawks this season, but he’ll be doing it from a different position with Derek King playing him on the wing with Jonathan Toews and Kirby Dach on the second line. Reichel has been held without a point in his first five games in Chicago but has 49 points in 49 games with the Rockford IceHogs this season.

•   Dylan Strome’s 20-point March netted him Blackhawks Player of the Month honors over teammate Patrick Kane who also had a scoring-hot March. Strome scored 10 goals and racked up 10 assists while shooting 30 percent for the month.

•   The Blackhawks honor a legend tonight, with Marian Hossa signing a one-day contract to retire with the team before the game with Seattle. Hossa played eight seasons with the Blackhawks and was a part of all three Stanley Cups from the One Goal era.

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