Pre-Gamin’: Blackhawks at Sharks (9:00 PM CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Blackhawks at Sharks (9:00 PM CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Blackhawks

One Patrick honored, another traded. The San Jose Sharks will hold a pregame ceremony to retire the jersey of Patrick Marleau on a night that will not feature Patrick Kane for the Blackhawks. 88 is moving on, and I spent the afternoon somewhere between a box of tissues and a bottle of bourbon to figure out my feelings. David Gust, your table is ready… Also, the Blackhawks will skate seven defensemen tonight but Caleb Jones might see more action on the wing.

Broadcast Info

Puck Drop: 9:00 PM CT
Radio: WGN 720 AM

Expected Lineups

Chicago Blackhawks 

Philipp Kurashev — Max Domi — Andreas Athanasiou
Tyler Johnson — Cole Guttman — Taylor Raddysh
Colin Blackwell — Jason Dickinson — David Gust
Boris Katchouk — Brett Seney — Caleb Jones?

Jake McCabe — Seth Jones
Jack Johnson — Connor Murphy
Isaak Phillips — Ian Mitchell

🥅 Petr Mrazek

San Jose Sharks

Michael Eyssimont – Logan Couture – Alex Barabanov
Nick Bonino – Tomas Hertl – Martin Kaut
Oskar Lindblom – Nico Sturm – Kevin Labanc
Noah Gregor – Steven Lorentz – Evgeny Svechnikov

Scott Harrington – Erik Karlsson
Matthew Benning – Marc-Édouard Vlasic
Mario Ferraro – Radim Simek

🥅 Kaapo Kahkonen

Injury Report

Chicago Blackhawks

Jonathan Toews, Jarred Tinordi, Alex StalockMacKenzie Entwistle, Reese Johnson and Jujhar Khaira are on IR.

San Jose Sharks

Timo Meier is hurt (not on IR).

What to Watch For

  • The Sharks are retiring Marleau’s number. So maybe they’ll have a little bounce?
  • This might be a deflated Blackhawks team with Kane and apparently Lafferty on their way out. We’ll see what they look like when the puck drops…

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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