St. Louis Blues forward Ryan Reaves called the Chicago Blackhawks "gutless" Monday if they taunted forward David Backes after he was injured on a hit by Brent Seabrook in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series.
Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews will sit out the team's six remaining regular-season games due to an upper-body injury but will return for the playoffs, coach Joel Quenneville said Wednesday.
The Chicago Blackhawks will be without forward Bryan Bickell for a couple of weeks due to a lower-body injury, but Marian Hossa played for the first time in three games Thursday against the Winnipeg Jets, scoring in the Blackhawks' 6-3 win.
Craig Custance provides his reasoning for whether or not the Blackhawks will repeat as champions. He believes it could happen thanks to the return of Corey Crawford and a relatively weak Central division.