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PREVIEW: Blackhawks vs. Eisbären Berlin - Sept. 29, 2019

Chicago set to play fourth all-time game in Europe in preseason finale

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

TIME: 12:30 p.m. CT
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BERLIN - The Blackhawks are nearly 4,500 miles from home as they get set for their final preseason exhibition on Sunday against Eisbären Berlin in Germany. 


GOING GLOBAL

The Blackhawks will play their fourth ever game outside of North America today as they face Eisbären Berlin from Mercedes-Benz Arena in Germany's capital. In October 2009, Chicago lost a preseason exhibition to the ZSC Lions in Zurich, 2-1, before a 4-3 shootout loss and a 4-0 win in a season-opening back-to-back against the Florida Panthers in Helsinki, Finland.

Sunday's game will be played on the larger international ice surface, which is 15 feet wider and three feet shorter than the standard NHL rink. 


LINEUP NOTES

Chicago did not hold a morning skate on Sunday, so lineup decisions will be unveiled in warmups.

Jeremy Colliton has ruled out Zack Smith and Connor Murphy from the game as neither practiced during the team's two on-ice sessions in Germany. SVP/GM Stan Bowman also said earlier in the week that Kirby Dach is not expected to play in either game of the trip. 

On Saturday, the following combinations were used in practice:

Nylander - Toews - Kane
Shaw - Strome - DeBrincat
Caggiula - Carpenter - Perlini
Saad - Kampf - Kubalik
Dach - Wedin

Keith - Gustafsson
Maatta - Seabrook
Koekkoek - Dahlstom
Gilbert - de Haan


ROSTER

2019 Blackhawks Training Camp Roster
FORWARDS (16)
91 Caggiula, Drake
22 Carpenter, Ryan
77 Dach, Kirby
12 DeBrincat, Alex
64 Kampf, David
88 Kane, Patrick
8 Kubalik, Dominik
92 Nylander, Alex
11 Perlini, Brendan
47 Quenneville, John
20 Saad, Brandon
65 Shaw, Andrew
15 Smith, Zack
17 Strome, Dylan
19 Toews, Jonathan
57 Wedin, Anton
DEFENSEMEN (9)
63 Dahlstrom, Carl
44 DeHaan, Calvin
39 Gilbert, Dennis
56 Gustafsson, Erik
2 Keith, Duncan
68 Koekkoek, Slater
6 Maatta, Olli
5 Murphy, Connor
7 Seabrook, Brent
GOALIES (3)
50 Crawford, Corey
60 Delia, Colin
40 Lehner, Robin
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