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Chicago Blackhawks announce 2017 grantees

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations / chicagoblackhawks.com

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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Blackhawks recall Hinostroza

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations / chicagoblackhawks.com

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 / chicagoblackhawks.com

LAST GAME
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.

VS. SABRES
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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Hockey Is For Everyone

You Can Play meaningful to Trevor van Riemsdyk

Blackhawks defenseman follows brother's lead in effort to promote inclusion in hockey

by Brian Hedger / NHL.com Correspondent

CHICAGO -- When the opportunity to become the Chicago Blackhawks ambassador for the You Can Play Project was presented to Trevor van Riemsdyk, it didn't take him long to accept.

Van Riemsdyk had already seen what his older brother, James van Riemsdyk, had done in the role for the Toronto Maple Leafs, and he wanted to make the same impact for the initiative in Chicago.

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Game notes: Feb. 18 vs. Edmonton Oilers

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations / chicagoblackhawks.com

LAST GAME
The Blackhawks defeated the Oilers 5-1 on Feb. 11 at Rogers Place for their fifth consecutive victory. Chicago's 17 road wins rank third in the NHL. Richard Panik, Patrick Kane, Trevor van Riemsdyk and Artem Anisimov each netted goals for Chicago. Scott Darling made 31 saves in his first career appearance against Edmonton to earn his career-best 13th victory of the season.

VS. OILERS
Chicago owns a 65-49-12-5 all-time record against Edmonton, including a 35- 19-7-4 mark at the United Center. The Blackhawks have won five straight games vs. the Oilers on home ice. Tonight's contest concludes the three-game regular-season series between the clubs. The teams split their first two matchups of the year. Kane (1G, 2A) and Panik (2G, 1A) lead Chicago with three points each vs. the Oilers. Kane's 33 career assists against Edmonton are his most against any league opponent. In 33 career matchups, he has notched 46 points vs. the Oilers, his fourth-highest total against all NHL clubs.

HOCKEY IS FOR EVERYONE
The Chicago Blackhawks will host Hockey is for Everyone Night at the United Center during tonight's contest against the Oilers. In support of Hockey is for Everyone, Blackhawks players will use Pride Tape on their sticks during warmups. Select player sticks will be auctioned online from Monday, Feb. 20, through Monday, Feb. 27, with all proceeds benefitting the You Can Play Project.

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Blackhawks recall Kero and Schmaltz

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations / chicagoblackhawks.com

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have recalled forwards Tanner Kero and Nick Schmaltz from the American Hockey League's Rockford IceHogs.

Kero, 24, has four markers and four helpers in 22 games with the Blackhawks this season. He also shares fifth on the IceHogs with 20 points (7G, 13A) this year.

Schmaltz, 20, has four goals and six assists in 38 games with Chicago this season. He netted his first career NHL goal Oct. 15 against Nashville. The Verona, Wisconsin, native has also recorded nine points (6G, 3A) in 12 games with the IceHogs this season.

The Blackhawks return to action Saturday, Feb. 18 when they face off against the Edmonton Oilers at 6:00 p.m. at the United Center. The game can be seen on WGN-TV, and heard on WGN Radio.

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Blackhawks and Chicago Mission announce partnership

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations / chicagoblackhawks.com

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to a long-term partnership with the Chicago Mission AAA Hockey Club, which will allow the Mission to call the Blackhawks Community Ice Arena their home rink.

"Partnering with a top echelon organization like the Chicago Mission allows us to increasingly aid the development of youth hockey players across the Chicagoland area from the time they learn to skate until they head to college," said Blackhawks President & CEO John McDonough. "We are looking forward to being a larger part of the Mission's evolution, while following the progress of so many bright careers."

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Blackhawks host "Hockey is for Everyone" Night

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations / chicagoblackhawks.com

The Chicago Blackhawks will host "Hockey Is For Everyone" night at the United Center on Saturday, Feb. 18, when the team plays the Edmonton Oilers. In support of "Hockey Is For Everyone," Blackhawks players will use Pride Tape on their sticks during warm-ups. Select player sticks will be auctioned online at auctions.nhl.com/hockeyisforeveryone from Monday, Feb. 20, through Monday, Feb. 27, with proceeds benefitting the You Can Play Project.

Hockey Is For Everyone, You Can Play Project, Chicago Gay Hockey Association, Center on Halsted and Hockey On Your Block will be located throughout the United Center concourse during the game. A portion of the Blackhawks silent auction and Split the Pot proceeds will benefit the organizations tabling on the concourse. Representatives from You Can Play Project and Hockey On Your Block will also participate in Shoot the Puck.

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Blackhawks have eyes on Central Division crown

Enter bye week winners of five straight, three points behind Wild

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

EDMONTON -- Statement games in February should never be confused with statement games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs but when the team that has three Stanley Cup championships in the previous seven years does some talking on the ice, notice is taken.

The Chicago Blackhawks put some irritating issues to rest in the past week, including with a 5-1 victory against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place on Saturday. It was Chicago's fifth straight win, a good place to be heading into its five-day player break.

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Blackhawks make roster moves

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations / chicagoblackhawks.com

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have activated defenseman Michal Rozsival from injured reserve and reassigned defenseman Gustav Forsling and forwards Vinnie Hinostroza, Tanner Kero and Nick Schmaltz to the American Hockey League's Rockford IceHogs.

Rozsival had one assist in 14 games with the Blackhawks this season prior to being placed on injured reserved Jan. 29, retroactive to Jan. 25. He has appeared in 199 games with the Blackhawks over the past five seasons, notching three goals and 44 assists.

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