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Prospect Roundup: DeBrincat continues point surge

by Emerald Gao / Digital Content Coordinator

On Mondays, chicagoblackhawks.com 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: 4GP, 6G, 3A

DeBrincat's historic campaign continued last week, with the 2016 second-round pick showing no signs of slowing down. The Michigan native picked up points in all four outings with the Ontario Hockey League-leading Erie Otters, extending his point streak to 18 games and his goal streak to 14 outings. DeBrincat's 113 points this season -- which includes a career-best 55 goals -- are 17 more than the second-highest scorer in the league, and if he continues this torrid pace, he could be in line to surpass single-season club records for goals and points over the last three weeks of the campaign.

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3 Stars of the Week

Filip Forsberg leads 3 Stars of the Week

Predators forward, Jonathan Toews of Blackhawks, Johnny Gaudreau of Flames earn weekly honors

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

Forsberg earns first star of week

Forsberg, Toews, Gaudreau named 3 Stars of the Week

Predators' Filip Forsberg, Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews and Flames' Johnny Gaudreau are named the NHL's 3 Stars of the Week ending Feb. 26th

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NEW YORK - Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg, Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews and Calgary Flames left wing Johnny Gaudreau have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Feb. 26.

 

FIRST STAR - FILIP FORSBERG, LW, NASHVILLE PREDATORS
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Blackhawks reassign Johansson

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations / chicagoblackhawks.com

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have reassigned goaltender Lars Johansson to the American Hockey League's Rockford IceHogs.

Johansson, 29, has posted an 11-11-4 mark with a 2.66 goals-against average, .907 save percentage and two shutouts in 30 games with the IceHogs this season. He picked up his first AHL win on Oct. 21 at Grand Rapids. The Avesta, Sweden, native was called up on Dec. 4, 2016, serving in a backup role for nine games before being reassigned on Dec. 20, and backed up again on Feb. 26 vs. St. Louis.

The Blackhawks return to action Wednesday when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins at the United Center at 7:00 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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Blackhawks recall Johansson

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations / chicagoblackhawks.com

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have recalled goaltender Lars Johansson from the American Hockey League's Rockford IceHogs.

Johansson, 29, has posted an 11-11-4 mark with a 2.66 goals-against average, .907 save percentage and two shutouts in 30 games with the IceHogs this season. He picked up his first AHL win on Oct. 21 at Grand Rapids. The Avesta, Sweden, native was called up on Dec. 4, 2016, serving in a backup role for nine games before being reassigned on Dec. 20.

The Blackhawks take the ice tonight when they host the St. Louis Blues at the United Center at 6:30 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. 26 vs. St. Louis Blues

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations / chicagoblackhawks.com

LAST GAME
The Blackhawks defeated the Coyotes 6-3 on Thursday night at the United Center. Chicago has won eight of their last nine contests. They have scored at least five goals in five of their last six games. The Blackhawks are the only team in the National Hockey League with seven players to reach the seven-goal mark this season. After Jonathan Toews registered five points (3G, 2A) on Tuesday against Minnesota, Kane's three-goal effort against Arizona marked the first time Chicago players have recorded a hat trick in back-to-back regular-season games since April 11, 1997 (Zhamnov) and April 13, 1997 (Daze). Nick Schmaltz, Ryan Hartman, Patrick Kane (3) and Michal Rozsival each recorded goals for Chicago on Thursday. Corey Crawford made 34 saves and is now 23-13-3 this season.

VS. BLUES
Chicago owns a 146-114-35-10 all-time record against St. Louis, including an 88-42-18-5 mark at home. Tonight's contest concludes the five-game regular-season series between the Central Division rivals. The clubs have split their first four matchups of the year. Artemi Panarin paces the Blackhawks with six points (2G, 4A) against the Blues this season.

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Blackhawks assign Glass

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations / chicagoblackhawks.com

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have assigned goaltender Jeff Glass to the American Hockey League's Rockford IceHogs.

Glass and the Blackhawks agreed to terms on a two-year contract that runs through the 2017-18 season on Feb. 23. The Calgary, Alberta, native shows a 5-4-1 record to go with a 2.38 goals-against average, a .917 save percentage and two shutouts in 10 games with Rockford this season.

The Blackhawks return to action on Sunday when they host the St. Louis Blues at The United Center at 6:30 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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Trade Coverage

Tomas Jurco traded to Blackhawks

Forward leaving Red Wings for third-round draft pick

by Brian Hedger / NHL.com Correspondent

The Chicago Blackhawks have a new project to develop after acquiring forward Tomas Jurco in a trade with the Detroit Red Wings on Friday.

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Blackhawks acquire Jurco from Detroit

Vinnie Hinostroza reassigned to the Rockford IceHogs

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations / chicagoblackhawks.com

The Chicago Blackhawks today acquired forward Tomas Jurco (YUHR-koh) from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2017 National Hockey League Draft. Additionally, Chicago reassigned forward Vinnie Hinostroza to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.

Jurco, 24, has spent his entire NHL career with the Red Wings where he has scored 15 goals and recorded 24 assists in 159 games spanning four seasons. He has appeared in 16 games with the Red Wings in 2016-17, as well as two games with Grand Rapids of the AHL on a conditioning assignment. A native of Kosice, Slovakia, Jurco was originally selected by Detroit in the second-round (35th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.

Hinostroza, 22, has scored six goals and eight assists this season in 48 games with the Blackhawks this season. The Bartlett, Illinois, native posted one assist in three games for the IceHogs in an earlier stint this season.

The Blackhawks return to action on Sunday when they host the St. Louis Blues at 6:30 p.m. at the United Center in a game that can be seen on NBCSN and heard on WGN Radio.

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Blackhawks agree to terms with Glass

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations / chicagoblackhawks.com

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 CSNChicago.com (CSNChicago.com/BlackhawksStream) 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 / chicagoblackhawks.com

LAST GAME
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.

VS. COYOTES
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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