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

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

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks won’t have Jack Johnson tonight — or at all again this season — after trading him back to Colorado. They also won’t have Jake McCabe, who was traded to Toronto with Sam Lafferty this afternoon. So the blue line is going to be a grab bag tonight. Newly acquired Andreas Englund was at the morning skate and is expected to play, so the defense below is a complete guess for now. Philipp Kurashev was sick and is a game-time decision.

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 — Jujhar Khiara

Caleb Jones — Seth Jones
Andreas Englund — Connor Murphy
Isaak Phillips — Ian Mitchell

🥅 Petr Mrazek

Anaheim Ducks

Trevor Zegras – Ryan Strome – Jakob Silfverberg
Max Jones – Mason MacTavish – Troy Terry
Frank Vatrano – Isac Lundeström – Jayson Megna
Max Comtois – Derek Grant – Sam Carrick

Cam Fowler – Dmitry Kulikov
Simon Benoit – Kevin Shattenkirk
Nathan Beaulieu – John Klingberg

🥅 Lukas Dostal

Injury Report

Chicago Blackhawks

Jonathan Toews, Jarred Tinordi, MacKenzie Entwistle and Reese Johnson are on IR.

Anaheim Ducks

Adam Henrique, Urho Vaakanainen, Jamie Drysdale and John Moore are on IR.

What to Watch For

  • What the hell is the Blackhawks’ blue line gonna be tonight?
  • The Ducks, who are second in the Connor Bedard standings, have won their last two. The Blackhawks, now fourth, have won five straight. Somebody has to win tonight.
  • With all of the moving pieces on the Blackhawks lately, this might be a sloppy game. Good time to lose against a team ahead of them in the Bad for Bedard standings.
  • I do NOT approve of the new guy wearing No. 28. It should have been retired 25 years ago.

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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