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RELEASE: Blackhawks cut roster down to 33

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations / chicagoblackhawks.com

The Chicago Blackhawks have made the following roster moves today:

The following players were assigned to Rockford (AHL): D Andrew Campbell, D Dennis Gilbert, F Matheson Iacopelli (MA-thuh-suhn ah-koh-PEHL-ee), F Graham Knott, F Anthony Louis (LOO-ihs), F Jordan Schroeder (SHRAY-duhr), F Tyler Sikura (sih-KYUR-uh) and D Luc Snuggerud (LEWK SNUH-guh-rood).

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FEATURE: Breakaway tells story of Wirtz hockey empire

New books uncovers the Wirtz family drama behind three decades of hockey ownership

by Austin Siegel / chicagoblackhawks.com

There are plenty of ways to begin the story of Rocky Wirtz, the Chicago Blackhawks and one of the greatest franchise turnarounds in sports history.

Video: 2018 Convention: The Breakaway

Blackhawks Ambassador and NHL Hall of Famer Tony Esposito begins with shampoo. 

"There was a big resentment back in the day," Esposito said. "The last few years I played, we used to have to chip in, the players, to get the shampoo and stuff like that for after the game. Players really didn't like management. It was that simple. Now, it's a bond and everybody's working together."

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RECAP: Blackhawks 5, Senators 2

Rapid reaction, thoughts, notes, quotes and more from the game at the Canadian Tire Centre

by Chris Wescott / chicagoblackhawks.com

RAPID REACTION: Their goalie kept the Blackhawks in it long enough for them to tie the game and eventually they'd capture the lead, then build on it, resulting in a 5-2 victory - their first of the preseason.

Alex Formenton slipped behind the Blackhawks defense and went one-on-one with goaltender Collin Delia, scoring on the breakaway at 6:04 of the opening frame. Shots at that point were 6-1 in favor of the Sens.

Video: Joel Quenneville on first preseason win

Matt Duchene made it 2-0 with a power-play goal at 11:34 of the first. Delia made the initial pad save but Duchene knocked the rebound past the goaltender. Shots at the time were 11-1.

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BLOG: Sikura brothers start together, three wear the As

by Chris Wescott / chicagoblackhawks.com

Brothers Dylan and Tyler Sikura did not only play together tonight, they got to come out in the starting lineup together for the anthems.

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: Frame it.Brothers Dylan and Tyler Sikura will take the ice for the #Blackhawks in the same game for the first time since Jonathan and David Toews accomplished the feat on Sept. 20, 2011! pic.twitter.com/GZLJnDLVEb

As for the captain situation, Marcus Kruger, Andreas Martinsen and PTO camp invite Brandon Davidson are wearing the As at the Canadian Tire Centre.

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RELEASE: Blackhawks announce roster moves

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations / chicagoblackhawks.com

The Chicago Blackhawks have made the following roster moves today:

The following players were reassigned to Rockford (AHL): D Lucas Carlsson (KAHRL-suhn), D Blake Hillman, G Kevin Lankinen (LAHNK-ih-nehn), F Jacob Nilsson (JAY-kuhb NEEL-suhn), F Nathan Noel (NOHL) and D Darren Raddysh (RA-dihsh).

The following player was released from his PTO and will report to Rockford (AHL): F Henrik Samuelsson (SAM-yuhl-suhn).

With these moves, the Blackhawks training camp roster currently stands at 44: 24 forwards, 15 defensemen and five goaltenders.

The Blackhawks continue their preseason schedule today at Canadian Tire Centre against the Ottawa Senators at 7:30 p.m. ET. That game can be seen on NBC Sports Chicago, streamed on NBCSportsChicago.com and the NBCSports app and heard on WGN Radio.

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PREVIEW: Blackhawks at Senators 9/21

The Chicago Blackhawks continue their 2018 preseason against the Senators in Ottawa

by Chris Wescott / chicagoblackhawks.com

TIME: 6:30 p.m. CT

TV: NBCSCH RADIO: WGN 720

The Blackhawks are 0-2-0 through two games this preseason, following a 4-1 loss in Columbus on Tuesday night and a 4-2 loss in Detroit last night.

In Detroit, Patrick Kane and MacKenzie Entwistle were the goal-scorers for the Blackhawks.

The Senators are also 0-2-0 following back-to-back 4-1 losses to the Maple Leafs in Toronto and in Ottawa.

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RELEASE: Blackhawks announce roster moves

Chicago re-assigns two players to juniors

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations / chicagoblackhawks.com

The Chicago Blackhawks have made the following roster moves today:

The following players were re-assigned to their respective junior teams: D Nicolas Beaudin (NIH-koh-lus boh-DAYN) - Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL) and F MacKenzie Entwistle (EHN-twih-suhl) - Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL).

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RECAP: Red Wings 4, Blackhawks 2

Rapid reaction, thoughts, notes, quotes and more from the game in Detroit

by Chris Wescott / chicagoblackhawks.com

RAPID REACTION: The Blackhawks fell to 0-2-0 in preseason play with a 4-2 loss in Detroit, despite having a 2-1 lead at one point. One very young player has done enough through two games to earn more time with the club.

The Red Wings scored first at 13:07 of the opening period, courtesy of a Thomas Vanek power-play redirection from the slot.

Patrick Kane got the Blackhawks on the board at 3:30 of the middle frame, finishing off a pass from Brandon Saad.

Video: CHI@DET: Kane one-times Saad's pass to tie game

At 5:08, MacKenzie Entwistle buried a goal to give Chicago a 2-1 lead.

Kevin Lankinen came into the game midway through the second period, replacing Anton Forsberg between the pipes.

Lankinen got beat on a nice drive to the net by Andreas Athanasiou at 10:50 of the second, making it a 2-2 game heading into the third.

With 5:45 left in the game, Evgeny Svechnikov buried a shot from right out in front to give Detroit the 3-2 edge.

The empty-net insurance goal came late in the third to make it 4-2.

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BLOG: Boqvist extends stay in Chicago

Adam Boqvist to remain with the Blackhawks after two solid preseason games

by Chris Wescott / chicagoblackhawks.com

The eighth-overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft is here to stay for at least the immediate future. Adam Boqvist's play through camp and two preseason games has the Blackhawks wanting to see more.

"I think he's going to be alright for a while here," Head Coach Joel Quenneville said after the game. "When I say 'a while' I mean we'll see how he does next week. But he's not going back (to juniors) tomorrow."

"I think as we've gone through camp and we see him play through the games, we're watching him. We've been pleased with him. It's almost like, when you come to camp, we want to watch these guys. They make those decisions for us with how they play and it's been a positive one."

Quenneville wouldn't rule out that Boqvist could even make the roster when the team breaks camp for the regular season.

"I'm not throwing that out of the realm of possibilities."

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