Pre-Gamin’: Blackhawks vs Oilers (8:30 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread, More

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Pre-Gamin’: Blackhawks vs Oilers (8:30 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread, More

Chicago Blackhawks

First things first: this is the second half of a national television schedule on TNT, so expect puck drop to be closer to 9 PM CT than the slated 8:30 jump. This is a significant test for the Blackhawks who are going to be without Sam Lafferty and Jarred Tinordi, a couple players who have established themselves as important defensive players this season. The Oilers are rolling and the Blackhawks are… not.

Broadcast Info

Puck Drop: 8:30 PM CT
Radio: WGN 720 AM

Expected Lineups

Chicago Blackhawks 

Andreas Athanasiou — Jonathan Toews — Patrick Kane
Philipp Kurashev — Max Domi — Taylor Raddysh
Jujhar Khaira — Jason Dickinson— Colin Blackwell
Boris Katchouk — MacKenzie Entwistle — Reese Johnson

Jack Johnson — Seth Jones
Filip Roos — Connor Murphy
Jake McCabe — Caleb Jones

🥅 Petr Mrazek

Edmonton Oilers

Leon Draisaitl – Connor McDavid – Zach Hyman
Mattias Janmark – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – Jesse Puljujärvi
Tyler Benson – Devin Shore – Derek Ryan
Dylan Holloway – Brad Malone – James Hamblin

Darnell Nurse – Cody Ceci
Brett Kulak – Tyson Barrie
Philip Broberg – Evan Bouchard

🥅 Stuart Skinner

Injury Report

Chicago Blackhawks

Tyler Johnson and Alex Stalock are still on IR. Sam Lafferty (back) and Jarred Tinordi (hip) remain out as well.

Edmonton Oilers

Evander Kane is on LTIR. As are Kailer Yamamoto, Ryan McLeod, Oscar Klefbom and Mike (I’m not retired yet) Smith.

What to Watch For

  • Connor McDavid
  • Leon Draisaitl
  • Kane and Toews will be on the same line. Will that generate more offense? How will Max Domi work with the second line guys? We’ll find out tonight.

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Author: Tab Bamford

Tab is the Lead Blackhawks voice for BN. He is the author of two books about the Blackhawks, most recently "Chicago Blackhawks: An Illustrated Timeline" (Reedy Press, 2021). Find him on Twitter at @The1Tab