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BLOG: Tuesday updates 11/13

Updates, news, notes, video and more from the Blackhawks practice at MB Ice Arena

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The Blackhawks have returned from their road trip and took to the ice for practice at MB Ice Arena on Tuesday. Marcus Kruger has been placed on IR, while Chicago recalled defenseman Gustav Forsling.

Video: Forsling returns after injury rehab

Brandon Davidson (right leg injury) did not practice.

After being named the head coach, Blackhawks TV's Eric Lear sat down with Jeremy Colliton. Watch his two-part 1-on-1 interview below. Also, check out the following links for coverage and content from the day.

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BLOG: Previous stints prepared Forsling for NHL

Gustav Forsling was recalled from Rockford by the Blackhawks on Tuesday

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Gustav Forsling is unsure if he'll play against the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night, but he is sure that he's ready to hear his name called. Freshly recalled, the defenseman says he's more prepared for the challenges of the NHL this time around.

"I feel comfortable," said Forsling. "I played good in five games down [in the AHL]. It's good to be back."

Forsling played 41 games for the Blackhawks in 2017-18, recording three goals and 10 assists. He skated in 38 games the season before, compiling two goals and three assists.

"I feel like you learn something new about yourself when you play this many games... You learn a lot."

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BLOG: Forsling says Colliton helped elevate his game

The defenseman was recalled from the Rockford IceHogs on Tuesday

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Gustav Forsling is happy to be back in the NHL. After playing five games down in the American Hockey League for the Rockford IceHogs, the defenseman was recalled on Tuesday.

He is reunited with his former coach, Jeremy Colliton, who Forsling says helped bring his game to another level during Rockford's postseason.

"He was a big part of why we went so far last year with the run with the IceHogs," said Forsling, who played 13 games in the team's run to the Western Conference Final earlier this year.

"I felt he helped me a lot to get my game to be at the top. I felt like I did very good in the playoffs down there and he helped me a lot there."

Colliton's impact on Forsling's game reached beyond fundamentals and was more about inspiring him to be more consistent.

"He just wanted me to be consistent and show up every night and play good defensively every night and show up," said Forsling. "I felt he brought that out of me."

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BLOG: Blackhawks prospect named forward of week

Mikael Hakkarainen had a big week in the USHL, earning weekly honors from the league

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Blackhawks prospect Mikael Hakkarainen recorded six points in two games, including a hat trick, as he was named the USHL Forward of the Week.

Hakkarainen scored three goals, including the game-winner, and added an assist in Muskegon's 8-2 victory over Youngstown on Friday. He also added two more assists for his fifth and sixth points of the weekend, on Saturday against the Phantoms.

Tweet from @USHL: USHL Forward of the Week and @NHLBlackhawks prospect Mikael Hakkarainen recorded six points in two games, including a hat trick on Friday. #WhosNext

The Finn has 17 points (8G, 9A) in nine games and has at least one point in eight of those games. His 17 total points are tied for the team lead in scoring and tied for seventh among all USHL players.

The Blackhawks selected Hakkarainen in the fifth round, 139th overall, of the 2018 NHL Draft.

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BLOG: Friday updates 11/9

Updates, news, notes, video and more from Friday's practice at MB Ice Arena

by Chris Wescott /

The Blackhawks were back at practice on Friday ahead of their flight to Philadelphia. They'll play the Flyers tomorrow at 12 p.m. CT. 

Marcus Kruger did not participate in practice as he's dealing with a left leg injury suffered in last night's 4-3 loss to Carolina. He has been ruled out for the game in Philadelphia.

Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook, and Jonathan Toews were all not at practice, but just for maintenance days.

After practice, the Blackhawks announced they have agreed to terms on a three-year entry-level deal with Nicolas Beaudin, one of their 2018 first-round picks.

Check out our coverage from the day in the links below.

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BLOG: Get your questions in for Monday Mailbag

Your question may be answered in our weekly Monday Mailbag on

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Former Blackhawks forward, 2010 Stanley Cup champion and Blackhawks TV contributor Adam Burish will answer fan questions as part of's weekly Monday Mailbag series.

Each week, you the fans can submit your burning questions about the team or just general questions for Burish. Yours may be one of the few picked. Submit yours below today and check on Monday morning for the answers.

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BLOG: Anisimov family grows by one

Blackhawks forward Artem Anisimov welcomed a son to his family last night

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Artem Anisimov was not at morning skate this morning, for good reason.

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: It's an Anisimov Hat Trick! Artem and Kseniia welcomed son Alexander to the family last night, joining sister Adriana and brother Artemiy.Everyone is feeling great! #BlackhawksBabies

Last night, he and Kseniia, welcomed their son Alexander to the Anisimov family. Alexander joins sister Adriana and brother Artemiy.

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BLOG: Blackhawks to unveil Winter Classic jersey

Attend a special unveiling event at the United Center Atrium on Thursday

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The Blackhawks will unveil the jersey the team will wear in the 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® during a pregame event on Thursday, November 8, in the United Center Atrium before the team hosts the Carolina Hurricanes that evening at 7:30 p.m.

This event is open to the public, beginning at 3 p.m. when the north and east doors to the Atrium open. The first 1,500 fans to enter the Atrium will receive a commemorative rally towel. In addition to the jersey unveil, the event will feature special Blackhawks guests, entertainment for fans, a pop-up shop featuring special NHL Winter Classic gear and more.

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: T O M O R R O W#WinterClassic

Immediately following the event, fans will be able to purchase the Blackhawks 2019 NHL Winter Classic jerseys at the Madhouse Team Store inside the United Center Atrium and other United Center retail locations as well as the Blackhawks Store at 333 N. Michigan Avenue.

Additionally, all retail locations will offer NHL Winter Classic merchandise including t-shirts, hoodies, pucks and more, with new NHL Winter Classic merchandise continuing to arrive over the next month. Fans may also place orders via phone by calling the Blackhawks Store (312-759-0079) or Madhouse Team Store (312-455-4600) or by visiting

Tickets to the 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® at Notre Dame Stadium between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins are available for purchase via and the Ticketmaster app, the official ticketing partner of the NHL®.

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BLOG: Tuesday updates 11/6

Updates, news, notes and more from the Blackhawks practice on Tuesday at MB Ice Arena

by Chris Wescott /

The Blackhawks were back at practice on Tuesday at MB Ice Arena, shortly after the team announced coaching changes. Jeremy Colliton was named the 38th head coach in franchise history, replacing Joel Quenneville.

Video: Patrick Kane on Quenneville, Colliton

Click the links below for more information and coverage from all of the day's news.


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BLOG: Blackhawks to introduce Colliton at 3 p.m.

A press conference will take place at 3 p.m. CT, and we'll have full coverage on

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After practice this morning, the Blackhawks will hold a press conference at 3 p.m. CT to introduce Jeremy Colliton as the 38th head coach in franchise history.

Colliton will be joined by Blackhawks President & CEO John McDonough and Senior Vice President/General Manager Stan Bowman.

We will have full coverage on

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