Pre-Gamin’: Blackhawks at Devils (6:00 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread, More

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Pre-Gamin’: Blackhawks at Devils (6:00 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread, More

Chicago Blackhawks

UPDATE: Jonathan Toews is OUT tonight. The Blackhawks have recalled forward Lukas Reichel from Rockford to skate with the team in New Jersey this evening. Be advised that the lines below are still TBD without knowing where they plan to put Reichel in the lineup.

Broadcast Info

Puck Drop: 6:00 PM CT
TV: NBCSN
Radio: WGN 720 AM

Expected Lineups

Chicago Blackhawks 

🥅 Arvid Söderblom

New Jersey Devils

Tomas Tatar – Nico Hischier – Jesper Bratt
Erik Haula – Jack Hughes – Dawson Mercer
Miles Wood – Michael Mcleod – Fabian Zetterlund
Yegor Sharangovich – Jesper Boqvist – Alexander Holtz

Jonas Siegenthaler – Dougie Hamilton
Ryan Graves – John Marino
Brendan Smith – Damon Severson

🥅 Vitek Vanecek

Injury Report

Chicago Blackhawks

Toews is OUT (sick). Tyler JohnsonAlex Stalock and Jarred Tinordi are on IR. Sam Lafferty is out. Petr Mrazek is expected to miss at least one week with a groin injury.

New Jersey Devils

Ondrej Palat, Mackenzie Blackwood and Jonathan Bernier are on IR.

What to Watch For

  • Without Toews in the lineup, who takes the faceoffs for the Blackhawks? Domi, Dickinson and…?
  • The Devils are in the league’s top five in scoring and goals against. They’re a wagon and playing with confidence.
  • Jersey has three forwards — Hughes, Bratt and Hischier — who have at least 26 points already. Hughes (13) and Hischier (10) have already reached double-digits in goals. Bratt leads the Devils with 18 assists.
  • Domi was obviously held without a point against the Islanders on Sunday night (duh, the Blackhawks were shutout) but had three multi-point games in his previous five starts (5 goals, 3 assists).

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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