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Posted On Saturday, 09.12.2015 / 6:14 PM

By Staff -  / - 2015 Summer with Stanley blog

Blackhawks execs bring Cup to Northwestern game

The Stanley Cup came to Ryan Field at Northwestern University on Saturday when the Chicago Blackhawks were honored prior to the Wildcats' game against Eastern Illinois.

Blackhawks chairman Rocky Wirtz (a 1975 graduate of Northwestern), president and CEO John McDonough and executive vice president Jay Blunk served as honorary captains and joined the teams at midfield for the coin toss. Jim Cornelison, who sings "The Star-Spangled Banner" before every Blackhawks home game, performed the national anthem.

Posted On Saturday, 09.12.2015 / 2:50 PM

By Staff -  / - 2015-16 Preseason Blog

Red Wings forward Franzen cleared to play: report

Detroit Red Wings forward Johan Franzen has been cleared to participate in training camp and is expected to be ready for the season opener Oct. 9 against the Toronto Maple Leafs, general manager Ken Holland said Saturday.

"He trained hard, he pushed himself hard. He's been cleared," Holland told

Franzen, 35, was limited to 33 games last season because of post-concussion syndrome and other injuries but has been working out with teammates during informal skates at Joe Louis Arena.

Posted On Friday, 09.11.2015 / 8:23 PM

By Staff -  / - 2015-16 Preseason Blog

Bruins D-man Miller feels 'really good' after surgery

Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller said Friday he is ahead of schedule in his recovery from shoulder surgery that ended his 2014-15 season in February.

"I got about six months -- a little bit more than six months -- of recovery now, so I think it's ahead of schedule, if you want to say that," Miller told the Bruins website.

Posted On Friday, 09.11.2015 / 4:54 PM

By Staff -  / - 2015-16 Preseason Blog

Desjardins should be back quick, Canucks GM says

Vancouver Canucks coach Willie Desjardins should be able to coach the season opener after he is expected to miss training camp following hip surgery this week.

The Canucks play at the Calgary Flames on Oct. 7.

"I don't expect him to miss more than one or two exhibition games," general manager Jim Benning told the Vancouver Sun on Friday. "He for sure is going to be ready [for the start of the regular season]. He is chomping at the bit now. He is bugging me to get back at it right now. He had the operation (Tuesday) and later that day was hobbling around on crutches. There is no way that he is going to sit around idly. He is ready to get going."

Posted On Friday, 09.11.2015 / 4:18 PM

By Staff -  / - 2015-16 Preseason Blog

Gudlevskis hopes to stake claim as Lightning backup

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Kristers Gudlevskis has appeared in one regular-season NHL game during his career. But after spending last season with the Syracuse Crunch, the Lightning's American Hockey League affiliate, Gudlevskis could be the backup goalie with Tampa Bay to start the season.

"I think I always have a chance no matter who is here and who is not here," Gudlevskis told the Tampa Tribune on Friday. "The main thing is to just work hard. This organization is really fair, and if you prove yourself you are going to get the chance anyway."

Posted On Friday, 09.11.2015 / 12:55 PM

By Staff -  / - 2015-16 Preseason Blog

Red Wings' Jurco hopes to be offensive contributor

Tomas Jurco knows he has more to give offensively, and the young Detroit Red Wings forward hopes to show that this season under first-year NHL coach Jeff Blashill.

Jurco, who was a point-per-game player in 32 games in the American Hockey League in 2013-14 (13 goals, 19 assists) with Grand Rapids and had eight goals in 36 games for the Red Wings, was limited to three goals and 18 points in 63 games in his first full NHL season. He had a goal and an assist in seven Stanley Cup Playoff games as the Red Wings lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference First Round.

"Providing more offense is the main thing for me," Jurco told the Red Wings website. "I've been working hard all summer, to get stronger, faster, so I think it's going to help me. I'm excited and hopefully I'm going to have a good season."

Posted On Thursday, 09.10.2015 / 5:24 PM

By Staff -  / - 2015 Summer with Stanley blog

Blackhawks CEO brings Cup to alma mater

Chicago Blackhawks president and CEO John McDonough spent Thursday with the Stanley Cup on the campus of St. Mary's University in Winona, Minn.

McDonough, a 1975 graduate of Saint Mary's, also took the Cup to his alma mater after the Blackhawks won it in 2013.

Posted On Thursday, 09.10.2015 / 4:41 PM

By Staff -  / - 2015-16 Preseason Blog

Penguins' Crosby, Kessel start building chemistry

Phil Kessel knows what it's like to be on the ice against Pittsburgh Penguins forwards Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. On Thursday, Kessel got his first chance to see what it's like to play with them.

Kessel, acquired by the Penguins in a trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs on July 1, skated with Crosby and Malkin for the first time during an informal workout at the Penguins practice facility.

"Obviously they're great players," Kessel told the Penguins website. "Best players in the world. I'm lucky to play with them."

Posted On Thursday, 09.10.2015 / 4:09 PM

By Staff -  / - 2015-16 Preseason Blog

Coyotes' Doan could play past this season: report

Shane Doan is entering his 20th season in the NHL and the final season of a four-year contract, but the Arizona Coyotes captain isn't quite sure this will be his final season.

"I think I'm playing," Doan told the Arizona Republic on Wednesday. "At the same time, I mean, if I'm terrible, I don't want to be a nuisance to anybody. But if I can show I can play, then I want to be playing.

"I think this is going to be a big year to let me know more. As your contract winds down and my career obviously at the same time, you're getting older and you recognize I've got to do some things here if I want to keep playing. I want to prove as much to myself as anybody that I can keep playing."

Posted On Thursday, 09.10.2015 / 2:19 PM

By Staff -  / - 2015-16 Preseason Blog

Canadiens' Juulsen to miss rookie camp

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Noah Juulsen, the 26th pick of the 2015 NHL Draft, will not participate in rookie camp because of a concussion, the Canadiens announced Thursday.

The Canadiens' rookies will join rookies from the Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs and Pittsburgh Penguins at the Toronto Rookie Tournament, which will be held Sept. 11-13 in London, Ontario.

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