Injury Updates, Prospect Chatter, Beanpot Week, Seattle Adds Defense, and Other Blackhawks Bullets

The All-Star Break is officially over. It’s time for hockey, and the Blackhawks were back on the ice yesterday. Well, most of them. Seth Jones wasn’t back from Florida quite yet and Jonathan Toews was under the weather (non-COVID). The rest of the roster was in attendance, however.

  • The Blackhawks practiced on Sunday and we got a few health updates. Forward Tyler Johnson was a full participant in practice and is “good to go” for Tuesday night when the Anaheim Ducks visit the United Center, which is great news. The Blackhawks’ offense has been better when he’s been in it this season.
  • Defenseman Jarred Tinordi told us his mouth is fully operational and he’s back to eating somewhat decent meals. He still looks like he lost a decent amount of weight after surgery for a broken jaw. Head coach Luke Richardson said after practice said he probably won’t go on Tuesday night but might rejoin the team for Friday night’s game against Arizona. Tinordi told Ben Pope he celebrated being able to eat real food again by hitting up Five Guys. I can relate.
  • Alex Stalock did some work after the rest of the team left the ice as he works his way back from concussion symptoms. Richardson said they hope he can join the team for the upcoming road trip but need to see how he responds to the on-ice work this week. Because Stalock isn’t ready yet, the Blackhawks recalled Jaxson Stauber from Rockford before practice on Sunday.
  • Andreas Athanasiou appeared to need some repairs to his mouth on Sunday. Not exactly how he wanted to spend his Sunday afternoon, but he came back and showed off the nasty injury to a few teammates on the ice before the end of practice.
  • In case you missed it on Sunday, Scott Wheeler at The Athletic finally reached the Blackhawks in his organizational prospect pool rankings. Chicago has moved all the way up to No. 5 overall in the NHL, which is awesome. When you consider the Blackhawks are in position to potentially have a top-three overall pick, already have four picks in the first two rounds of the 2023 NHL Draft and might add more between now and the trade deadline, the work general manager Kyle Davidson is doing is already starting to turn heads.
  • Here’s what Wheeler wrote about the Blackhawks’ pool on the landing page for the entire NHL rankings:
  • After picking eight times in the first three rounds at the 2022 draft, the Blackhawks’ prospect pool is among the league’s most improved year-over-year. They’ve got a top prospect at centre, wing and defence, two solid goalie prospects, and strong depth across each position (especially at left defence!), with 11 prospects (nearly enough for two lists) who didn’t make the ranking but could have.

  • The AHL hosted their skills competition last night and Lukas Reichel was part of the fastest skater event. Look at him go!
  • Apparently Reichel has some added motivation at the All-Star Game this weekend. His parents flew in from Germany to watch him skate. Pretty cool that they were able to attend and support him.
  • It’s Beanpot Week in Boston. Ryan Greene and Drew Commesso will look to help BU defend their title this year. If you aren’t familiar, this tournament means everything in the Boston hockey universe. It’s always a great watch. Boston College plays Harvard at 4 PM ET today, followed by BU against Northeastern at 7 PM CT.
  • Speaking of those two guys, the picks the Blackhawks used to select them were acquired in deals that took place on the NHL’s Trade Deadline day. I included both in this morning’s look back at five deals that happened on deadline day that might have a significant impact on the current rebuild.
  • It looks like we won’t see Dylan Guenther when the Coyotes are in town on Friday. He’ll join the Blackhawks’ prospects in Seattle for a WHL playoff run.
  • The New York Islanders announced an eight-year extension with Bo Horvat on Sunday. The deal reportedly has an $8.5 million cap hit, which makes this a terrific deal for Lou Lamoriello and the Isles. With Horvat locked-up, the center market now turns its collective attention to Toews, Max Domi, Sean Monahan and some other veterans who might help a team down the stretch.
  • Another trade went down on Sunday that caught my eye. The Seattle Kraken acquired defenseman Jaycob Megna in exchange for a fourth-round pick. He’s a solid 30-year-old defenseman who’s making the league minimum, making this a nice pickup for the Kraken. It’s also another affordable veteran defenseman off the trade market. Which, you know, helps the Blackhawks if they want to move any of their plethora of defensemen.
  • Finally, it sounds like the players absolutely loved the new format at the Pro Bowl this weekend. Patrick was in Vegas for the events and wrapped a fun weekend in the desert.
  • written by

    Tab Bamford has been writing about the Chicago Blackhawks for almost two decades. He joined Bleacher Nation as the lead Blackhawks writer in May 2022. Tab is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers Association and is the author of two books about the Blackhawks: "100 Things Blackhawks Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die" (Triumph Books) and "Chicago Blackhawks: An Illustrated Timeline" (Reedy Press, 2021). Find him on Twitter/X/Instagram/Threads at @The1Tab

    more blackhawks news

    Bruins, Sens Make a BIG Trade Right Before Game 7

    How about a fairly HUGE trade dropping like 20 minutes before the start of Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final? The Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators decided to jump the party and make a big deal that involves a...

    2024 NHL Draft: What Picks Do the Other Central Division Teams Own?

    The 2024 NHL Draft is coming quickly, folks. We know the Chicago Blackhawks have the No. 2 overall pick (and No. 18) in the first round. But the Central Division is going to absolutely run this draft. Including the Blackhawks...

    Blackhawks Preseason Schedule Is (Kinda) Out

    The Chicago Blackhawks plan on releasing their preseason schedule with the regular season schedule later this week, but other teams have released their schedules. And we can now piece together their preseason slate with a little help from the Red...

    Updated Blackhawks Offseason Road Map: Key Dates, Awards, Deadlines, More

    The Blackhawks won't play another meaningful game until October, but that doesn't mean the world stops turning folks. There's plenty going on in Blackhawks-land between now and the start of August that will have my attention. We've already checked the...

    Michkov is Coming, Game 7, Zegras Interest, Options at 18, Marner, Toews, and Other Blackhawks Bullets

    The big news in the hockey world on Sunday was a bit of a stunner less than one week before the 2024 NHL Draft begins. No, it doesn't have to do with the Blackhawks. But it's still massive news. Matvei...

    Stanley Cup Final: Game SEVEN! – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

    The Stanley Cup will be in the build for a fourth straight game. This time, we know for sure that Gary Bettman will hand it to someone at the end of the game. We've got a Game 7, folks! The...

    A Busy Week Ahead, Draft Needs, Free Agency, Jets Moving McGroarty, and Other Blackhawks Bullets

    Welcome to the busiest day of the hockey year, Blackhawks fans! No, the Hawks aren't on the ice with a chance to win a championship. We're all hoping they can get back to that place in the not-too distant future....

    NHL Mock Draft Roundup: Two More Strong Blackhawks’ Drafts to Consider

    We're within one calendar week of the start of the 2024 NHL Draft, so let's take another quick look around the interwebs for some reputable mock draft thoughts for the Chicago Blackhawks. In this edition, our tenth mock draft roundup,...

    Game 7! Offer Sheet Possible? Preseason Dates, Arizona Out? and Other Blackhawks Bullets

    This is an interesting nugget from Pierre LeBrun. We've talked about the Blackhawks potential interest in Carolina forward Martin Nečas a lot here recently. And Carolina has reportedly been asking for a top-six caliber forward (at least) in a deal...

    Around the NHL: Larkin Surgery, a Wild-Devils Trade, Colgiano Retires, More

    As we get closer to the 2024 NHL Draft, more moves and news is starting to bubble around the league. Here are some noteworthy items from around the league on Friday as we get set for Game Six of the...

    Latest News

    Tuesday’s MLB Computer Picks & Best Bets – June 25

    Tuesday's MLB schedule features 15 contests, including the matchup between the Cleveland Guardians and the Baltimore Orioles. We have best bets for every game below.MLB picks todayCleveland Guardians at Baltimore Orioles Odds, Lines & PredictionsGame infoWhen: 6:35 PM ETWhere: Oriole...

    How to Watch Reds vs. Pirates: Live Stream or on TV

    In a series opener on Tuesday, Elly De La Cruz and the Cincinnati Reds (36-41) take on Bryan Reynolds and the Pittsburgh Pirates (37-40), with first pitch scheduled for 7:10 PM ET at Great American Ball Park.Find out how to...

    Red Sox vs. Blue Jays: Free Live Stream, TV Channel, How to Watch

    On Tuesday, Jarren Duran and the Boston Red Sox (42-36) take on Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Toronto Blue Jays (35-42), with first pitch scheduled for 7:10 PM ET at Fenway Park.Keep scrolling to find out all the details on...

    Braves vs. Cardinals: Start Time, Streaming Live, TV Channel, How to Watch

    On Tuesday, Marcell Ozuna and the Atlanta Braves (43-32) face Brendan Donovan and the St. Louis Cardinals (39-37), with first pitch scheduled for 7:45 PM ET at Busch Stadium.The article below will provide you with everything you need to watch...

    Bulls Reportedly Extend Qualifying Offer to Patrick Williams

    With the NBA Draft set for Wednesday night and free agency beginning later this weekend, the Chicago Bulls did some housekeeping. According to Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports, the team has extended a qualifying offer to Patrick Williams. The move...

    How to Watch 2024 UEFA European Championship Today TV Channel and Live Stream | Tuesday, June 25

    Want to watch the 2024 UEFA European Championship matches on Tuesday? You've come to the right place. Below, we've listed the start times and TV channels for every match.Here you can find information on live coverage of all of today's...

    Where to Watch France vs. Poland: UEFA European Championship 2024 TV Channel, Start Time and Live Stream

    France (4 points) and Poland (0 points) meet on Tuesday, June 25 at 12:00 PM ET in the third game of Group D action at the 2024 UEFA European Championship.You should head to FOX in order to see this match.Watch...

    Where to Watch Netherlands vs. Austria: UEFA European Championship 2024 TV Channel, Start Time and Live Stream

    On Tuesday, June 25 at 12:00 PM ET, the Netherlands (4 points) and Austria (3 points) square off for each side's final match in Group D at the 2024 UEFA European Championship.The game between the Netherlands and Austria will be...

    Mariners vs. Rays: Start Time, Streaming Live, TV Channel, How to Watch

    On Tuesday, Julio Rodriguez and the Seattle Mariners (45-35) face Isaac Paredes and the Tampa Bay Rays (38-40), with first pitch scheduled for 6:50 PM ET at Tropicana Field.See how to watch the Seattle-Tampa Bay matchup below.When is Mariners vs....

    Orioles vs. Guardians: Start Time, Streaming Live, TV Channel, How to Watch

    On Tuesday, Gunnar Henderson and the Baltimore Orioles (49-28) open a series against Jose Ramirez and the Cleveland Guardians (49-26) at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, with first pitch scheduled for 6:35 PM ET.The article below will provide you with...

    more blackhawks news