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Chicago Blackhawks

Tonight, Kirby Dach and the Montreal Canadiens host the Blackhawks in a game that could have implications on the NHL Draft Lottery. The Habs have an impressive collection of players… on IR right now. The Blackhawks are once again without their captain, who hasn’t played since before the All-Star Game. Chicago is playing the second game of a four-game Canadian road trip that has them in Toronto on Wednesday night, so rookie Jaxson Stauber gets the net.

Broadcast Info

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

Expected Lineups

Chicago Blackhawks 

Tyler Johnson — Jason Dickinson — Patrick Kane
Philipp Kurashev — Max Domi — Taylor Raddysh
Andreas Athanasiou — Sam Lafferty — Colin Blackwell
Boris Katchouk — MacKenzie Entwistle — Reese Johnson

Jake McCabe — Seth Jones
Jack Johnson — Connor Murphy
Jarred Tinordi — Caleb Jones

🥅 Jaxson Stauber

Montreal Canadiens

Rafaël Harvey-Pinard – Nick Suzuki – Josh Anderson
Evgeni Dadonov – Kirby Dach – Mike Hoffman
Joel Armia – Christian Dvorak – Jonathan Druin
Michael Pezzetta – Alex Belzile – Jesse Ylönen

Michael Matheson – Justin Barron
Jordan Harris – David Savard
Johnathan Kovacevic – Chris Wideman

🥅 Jake Allen

Injury Report

Chicago Blackhawks

Jujhar Khaira is on IR. Jonathan Toews is out (sick) and Alex Stalock is in concussion protocol.

Montreal Canadiens

Cole Caufield, Juraj Slafkovsky, Brendan Gallagher, Kaiden Guhle and Jake Evans are on IR. Sean Monahan and Paul Byron are on LTIR. And Arber Xhekaj is out.

What to Watch For

  • Stauber will put his undefeated (3-0-0) record on the line tonight. He’s the only Blackhawk in the history of the franchise to win his first three appearances.
  • I think we all (unfortunately) remember how Dach’s return to the United Center ended. We’ll see what he has in store for his former employer tonight.
  • Will the Blackhawks start cutting back on the minutes of any of their trade assets? With teams interested in players like Jake McCabe, Sam Lafferty, Connor Murphy and Patrick Kane, will Luke Richardson continue giving them the same minutes as the deadline approaches?
  • Just look at the list of players out injured for Montreal. This might be a night to bet the under.

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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