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.
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: