Blackhawks at Maple Leafs (6:00 PM CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info

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Chicago Blackhawks

The second night of back-to-backs are always tough. When you’re on the road, they can sometimes be tricky with travel in between. When the second half is on national television in the US and Canada against another Original Six team — this one a powerhouse with one of the best players in the game returning from injury — it’s a hard ask. And when there are trade rumors swirling around your best defenseman and future Hall of Fame forward and the team you’re about to face… a recipe for disaster. And Vegas seems to think the Blackhawks have zero chance.

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 — Cole Guttman — Reese Johnson

Jake McCabe — Seth Jones
Jack Johnson — Connor Murphy
Ian Mitchell — Caleb Jones

🥅 Petr Mrazek

Toronto Maple Leafs

Michael Bunting – Auston Matthews – William Nylander
Alex Kerfoot – John Tavares – Mitchell Marner
Pierre Engvall – David Kampf – Calle Jarnkrok
Zach Aston Reese – Pontus Holmberg – Joey Anderson

Morgan Rielly – TJ Brodie
Mark Giordano – Timothy Liljegren
Rasmus Sandin – Conor Timmins

🥅 Ilya Samsonov

Injury Report

Chicago Blackhawks

Jujhar Khaira is on IR. Jarred Tinordi got hurt last night. Jonathan Toews is out (sick) and Alex Stalock is still out.

Toronto Maple Leafs

Matt Muray is on IR. Jake Muzzin, Nick Robertson and Victor Mete are on LTIR.

What to Watch For

  • Cole Guttman will reportedly make his NHL debut tonight.
  • Auston Matthews will draw back into the lineup after missing three weeks.
  • The Blackhawks got their butts kicked on the scoreboard and physically last night. They had a half dozen players talk to the medical staff at some point during the game, including Max Domi, Jason Dickinson and Tinordi. So what the Blackhawks have in the tank will be interesting to watch. MacKenzie Entwistle is reportedly a scratch and Brett Seney is on standby in case anyone else can’t go.

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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