Shaw will not travel with Chicago to take on Minnesota.
Shaw was crunched into the boards in the late stages of Tuesday's loss to the Stars. Shaw was slow to get up and will not play Thursday. There is no word on how serious the injury is, but explains why the Blackhawks recalled two forwards this morning, while only sending one down.
Shaw's two-year extension is worth $2 million per year.
Bishop allowed two goals on 27 shots in an OT win over the Red Wings on Saturday. It was his fourth consecutive win and his league leading 11th of the season. Tonight he faces a Canadiens team who have lost four of their last five. It could become tougher for Bishop to win games with Steven Stamkos out of the lineup.
Blackhawks agree to two-year contract extension with Andrew Shaw.
Shaw, who would have been a restricted free agent following this season, is now signed through 2015-16. He’s currently making $577,500, but is due for a significant raise after playing a major role in the Hawks’ run to the Stanley Cup in the spring. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately known. Twice passed over in the NHL draft, Shaw finally was taken by the Hawks in the fifth round of the 2011 draft. He has 25 goals and 24 assists and a plus-11 rating in 103 career regular-season games.
Shaw missed practice on the weekend and this morning because of an illness, but he will be in the lineup tonight. He has 11 points in 30 games this season, he is much more useful in real hockey than he is in fantasy.
Shaw left Tuesday's game with an upper-body injury, but the injury was obviously minor and he will play tonight. Shaw is a big-part of the Blackhawks success having chipped in six goals and four assists in 24 games as a third-line center.
Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw has been suspended for three games for charging Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith during Game 2 of the teams' Western Conference Quarterfinal playoff series Saturday night in Phoenix, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.
We all expected some discipline to come down on Shaw and 3 games leaves him out until Game 6.