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Blackhawks agree to terms with Glass

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations /

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with goaltender Jeff Glass on a two-year contract that runs through the 2017-18 season.

Glass shows a 5-4-1 record to go with a 2.38 goals-against average and .917 save percentage in 10 games with the American Hockey League's Rockford IceHogs this season. The 31-year-old posted a shutout in his debut with Rockford on Jan. 18, 2017, and added his second blanking of the season with a 37-save performance on Feb. 15 against the Cleveland Monsters.

The Calgary, Alberta, native has compiled a 48-72-6 career record in 147 career AHL games with the Binghamton Senators (2005-09), Toronto Marlies (2016-17), and Rockford (2016-17). He also accumulated an 81-87-30 career record in the Kontinental Hockey League with six different clubs from 2009-16. Glass was originally drafted in the third round (89th overall) of the 2004 NHL Draft by the Ottawa Senators.

The Blackhawks return to action on Thursday against the Arizona Coyotes at the United Center at 7:30 p.m. The game can be seen live on CSN, streamed live online at ( and the NBC Sports App, and heard on WGN Radio and Univision America (WRTO 1200 AM).

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Game notes: Feb. 23 vs. Arizona Coyotes

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations /

The Blackhawks defeated the Wild 5-3 on Tuesday night at Xcel Energy Center. The victory marked Chicago's seventh consecutive road win, tying a franchise record set from Dec. 9-29, 1964. The Blackhawks share the NHL lead with 19 road victories this season. Their 39 points away from the United Center share second in the league. Jonathan Toews (3), Richard Panik and Nick Schmaltz each recorded goals for Chicago. Corey Crawford made 29 saves and improved to 23-13-3 this season.

Chicago holds a 69-47-15-9 all-time record against Arizona, including a 37- 16-10-5 record at home. The Blackhawks have collected a point in 13 of their last 14 meetings with the Coyotes (11-1-2) and are undefeated at home vs. ARI over their previous seven matchups (4-0-3). Tonight's contest concludes the three-game regular-season series between the clubs this year. The Blackhawks own a 2-0-0 record vs. the Coyotes this season, with victories coming on Dec. 6 (4-0) and Feb. 2 (4-3). Crawford earned his 201st career NHL victory on Feb. 2 at ARI, tying Ed Belfour for third in franchise history. Marian Hossa paces the team with three points (3G) against Arizona this year.

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Short Shifts

Blackhawks post outtakes from 'Soup and a Sandwich'

See behind-the-scenes clips from season one of web series featuring Brian Campbell, Artemi Panarin @NHL

The good news: The Brian Campbell and Artemi Panarin web series "Soup and a Sandwich" has been renewed for a second season. 

The bad news: The first season of the hit web series is over.

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Five Questions With...

Five Questions with Stan Bowman

Blackhawks GM discusses Trade Deadline, improved depth, play of rookies

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / Senior Writer's Q&A feature called "Five Questions With …" runs every Tuesday. We talk to key figures in the game and ask them questions to gain insight into their lives, careers and the latest news.

The latest edition features Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman:

Typically at this time of the season, Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman is scouring the market for cost-effective rentals, which could help the Blackhawks push for another Stanley Cup championship. It's worked before, so it wouldn't be surprising if he were at it again.

However, he's not doing that. Bowman is instead content, or, dare we say happy with what he has seen from the Blackhawks of late. For good reason, too.

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Game notes: Feb. 21 at Minnesota Wild

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations /

The Blackhawks defeated the Sabres 5-1 on Sunday at KeyBank Center. The contest marked their 11th consecutive victory over Buffalo dating back to the 2009-10 season. Chicago has won six straight games away from the United Center, outscoring their opponents 28-13. The Blackhawks carry an 18-10-1 record on the road this season, including a league-best 8-1-0 road record since Jan. 17. Their 37 points away from the United Center share fourth in the NHL. Ryan Hartman, Marian Hossa, Jonathan Toews, Artem Anisimov and Patrick Kane each scored for Chicago. Scott Darling made 25 saves and improved to 14-5-2 this season. In four of his last five starts, he has allowed one goal or fewer.

Chicago holds a 25-29-1-9 all-time record against Minnesota, including a 12-15- 0-6 mark at Xcel Energy Center. Tonight's contest marks the third of four matchups between the Central Division rivals this season. The clubs have split their first two matchups of the season. Toews netted the game-winning goal and had two assists on Feb. 8; per Elias, he passed Hossa and Patrick Sharp for the most regular-season overtime goals (9) by a Blackhawks player since the NHL instituted the five-minute tiebreaker in 1983-84. Kane (2G), Anisimov (2A) and Duncan Keith (2A) lead the team with two points each vs. the Wild.

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Prospect Roundup: DeBrincat approaching OHL history

by Emerald Gao / Digital Content Coordinator

On Mondays, will highlight players who stood out for their minor-league, junior, college or European teams in the previous week's action. All prospect/system stats will be updated weekly throughout the season.

1st Star: RW Alex DeBrincat, Erie Otters (OHL)
The Line: 3GP, 3G, 4A

After posting seven points in three games for Erie last week, DeBrincat was on the brink of making Ontario Hockey League history with 49 goals and 104 points for the season; he then reached the 50-goal mark on Monday afternoon to become the first player in the OHL since 1980 to tally three consecutive seasons of 50 goals and 100 points. As of Sunday, the 2016 second-round pick had a 10-game goal streak and 14-game point streak, helping the Otters stretch their win streak to 13 games.

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Chicago Blackhawks announce 2017 grantees

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations /

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that $2,473,333 in total has been awarded to grant recipients for the 2016-17 season. Chicago Blackhawks Charities (CBC) granted $1,638,333 to 16 organizations across Chicagoland that share the Blackhawks commitment to child and youth education, health and wellness, and homelessness. Additionally, through the Chicago Blackhawks Community Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund, 13 local nonprofits received $835,000 in grants supporting life-changing programs that help low-income children, families and adults move out of poverty toward stabilization and self-sufficiency. This season's grant disbursement marked an 11 percent increase from the 2015-16 season.

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News & Notes

Patrick Kane gets scoring milestone in Blackhawks win

NHL news and notes

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL /

Patrick Kane (1-1-2) scored his 20th goal of the season to help the Chicago Blackhawks pick up their sixth consecutive road win.

* Elias notes that Kane (Buffalo, N.Y.) became the first American-born player in NHL history to score 20 or more goals in each of his first 10 seasons. The only other American-born player to have 10 or more consecutive 20-goal seasons at any time during his NHL career was Keith Tkachuk (Melrose, Mass.), who did so in 12 straight seasons from 1992-93 to 2003-04.

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Blackhawks recall Hinostroza

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations /

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have recalled forward Vinnie Hinostroza from the American Hockey League's Rockford IceHogs.

Hinostroza, 22, has registered 14 points (6G, 8A) in 46 games with the Blackhawks this season. The Bartlett, Illinois, native has three multi-point games this season which is tied for the most among Blackhawks rookies. Prior to his recall from Rockford, Hinostroza posted one assist in three games with the IceHogs.

The Blackhawks travel to Buffalo on Sunday to take on the Sabres at The KeyBank Center at 5 p.m. The game can be seen live nationally on NBCSN, streamed live online with the NBC Sports App, and heard on WGN Radio.

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Game notes: Feb. 19 at Buffalo Sabres

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations /

The Oilers defeated the Blackhawks 3-1 on Saturday night at the United Center. Chicago is now 10-4-2 against the Pacific Division this season. Richard Panik recorded Chicago's lone goal. Corey Crawford made 19 saves and is now 22-13-3 this year.

The Blackhawks hold a 52-52-13-1 all-time record against the Sabres, including an 18-34-7-0 record on the road. Tonight's contest concludes the two-game series between the clubs this season. The Blackhawks defeated the Sabres 3-2 in overtime on Jan. 5 at the United Center. Duncan Keith logged his 400th career assist in that game, tying Pierre Pilote for seventh-most in franchise history. Chicago has won their last 10 matchups with Buffalo dating back to Oct. 11, 2010. During the stretch, the Blackhawks have outscored the Sabres 38-21. Scott Darling and Crawford share a combined record of 9-0-0 in their careers against the Sabres.

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