Stephen Walkom is one of eight NHL referees who will officiate the conference finals set to begin this weekend between the Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings, as well as the Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins.
Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews has been ruled out of his team's regular season finale against the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday while he continues to recover from a concussion which has caused him to miss the last 21 games.
Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews was hopeful to play for the first time in 21 games when his team takes on the Minnesota Wild on Thursday, but coach Joel Quenneville ruled him out as he continues to recover from a concussion.
Patrick Sharp was passed over for the NHL All-Star Game on Thursday, but the Chicago Blackhawks center would have made the team if he wasn't sidelined with a hand injury, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
The Chicago Blackhawks will get one player back from injury while another will make his NHL debut when the Hawks host the Detroit Red Wings in a Central Division showdown Friday night at the United Center.
It appears Chicago Blackhawks' second-round pick Brandon Saad will break camp with the team as he and the Hawks are in talks about a contract for the 18-year-old from Pittsburgh, according to a source familiar with the situation.
As coaches from the Chicago Blackhawks organization lead prospects in drills this weekend, their head coach of the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL resigned to take an assistant job with the Detroit Red Wings.