Adam Clendening will make his NHL debut on Thursday.
Clendening, 22, was recalled when Trevor van Riemsdyk went out with a knee injury and should be able to stick with the Hawks in TVR’s spot for the next 3-4 months. Clendening is an averaged sized with above average offensive instincts. He can move the puck around with ease, which is why he will see second power-play minutes in his debut.
Crawford will start in goal for the Blackhawks on Thursday.
Crawford allowed two goals on 24 shots in a win over the Stars on Sunday. With three days off between games, Crawford will make his ninth straight start tonight in Calgary. He has won four of his last eight with a 2.00 GAA and .930 SV%. Don’t hesitate to start him vs. a surprising Flames bunch.
The Blackhawks recalled Adam Clendening from Rockford (AHL) on Tuesday.
With Trevor van Riemsdyk out for 3-4 months, the Blackhawks have recalled Clendening. He has four points in 16 AHL games this season, which gives him 22 goals and 87 assists (109 points) in 163 AHL games. He is an offensive threat from the blue line that should seen second unit power-play time when he gets into the lineup for his NHL debut.
van Riemsdyk will miss 3-4 months with a left patella fracture.
van Riemsdyk will have surgery on Thursday to repair the fractured knee cap that he suffered on Sunday vs. Dallas. This is a tough break for the young defensemen who had a nice start to his NHL career. He will be back in mid-February, early March.
Crawford allowed two goals on 27 shots in a win over the Lightning on Tuesday. He has won three of his last four starts while allowing just seven goals on 113 shots (.938 SV%). He will face a Red Wings team who has struggled to score to start 2014-15.
Carcillo (knee) could play as early as Sunday but will definitely be on the upcoming road-trip.
Carcillo, who suffered a right-knee injury against the St. Louis Blues on October 26, has skated twice now and is feeling much better. “We’ll see if he gets in before we go on the trip or not. That could be Sunday’s decision,” said coach Quenneville. It’s the third time in his two stints with the Blackhawks that Carcillo has suffered a knee injury.
Crawford stopped 32 of 34 shots in the Blackhawks’ 5-2 win over the Sharks on Sunday. Since returning to the Hawks’ crease just over a week ago, Crawford has posted a losing record (2-3-0), despite registering a 1.83 GAA and .936 SV%. Uncharacteristically Chicago has struggled to score goals through the first month but don’t let that deter you from starting Crawford.
Crawford allowed three goals on 24 shots in the Blackhawks loss to the Capitals on Friday. Since returning from injury, Crawford has gone 1-3-0 despite posting a 1.78 GAA and .934 SV%. On Sunday he faces the Sharks at home, where he is 2-2-1 with a 1.77 GAA and. 920 SV% at this season.
Crawford stopped all 28 shots that he faced in the 5-0 win over Montreal on Tuesday. Despite posting a 1.35 GAA and .951 SV% in three starts since returning from injury, Tuesday was Crawford first win over that stretch. His numbers (1.54 GAA / .938 SV%) are ridiculous and you should get him in your lineup when you can.
Sharp injured his leg on Tuesday vs. the Habs and will miss 14-21 days with the injury. Brandon Saad will move up to the Hawks second line with Sharp out. Sharp had three goals and six assists in 13 games before being injured.