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johnny oduya on reunion with niklas hjalmarsson: 'ok's not going to be good enou


there was a lot that felt familiar to johnny oduya when he took the ice in a blackhawks uniform thursday night. and despite the fact that the hawks lost his first game back since the hawks traded for him on feb. 28, oduya couldn’t help but crack a smile when asked about the video montage that played during the first period. after the highlight reel, which featured key moments from oduya’s two stanley cup runs with the hawks, the crowd gave oduya a big hand and oduya waved back."i saw a little bit of it. it’s very nice, obviously. nice gesture," oduya said. "i was trying to focus on the game as much as i could, but that’s something as a player you appreciate a lot."oduya’s first game back wasn’t quite perfect on the ice. he played 17 minutes, 36 seconds and blocked five shots but said it is






johnny oduya on reunion with niklas hjalmarsson: 'ok's not going to be good enou


there was a lot that felt familiar to johnny oduya when he took the ice in a blackhawks uniform for the first time in almost two years thursday night.and despite the fact the hawks lost his first game back since they traded for him feb. 28, oduya couldn’t help but crack a smile when asked about the video montage that played during the first period. after the highlight reel, which featured key moments from oduya’s two stanley cup runs with the hawks, the crowd gave oduya a big hand and he waved back.“i saw a little bit of it. it’s very nice, obviously. nice gesture,” oduya said. “i was trying to focus on the game as much as i could, but that’s something as a player you appreciate a lot.”oduya’s first game back wasn’t quite perfect on the ice. he played 17 minutes, 36 seconds and blocked fiv






johnny oduya likely to be reunited with niklas hjalmarsson


when johnny oduya last played with the blackhawks, he combined with niklas hjalmarsson to form an effective pairing in the hawks' 2015 stanley cup run.when hjalmarsson returns from injury, coach joel quenneville is likely to put his swedish defensemen back together. oduya will not play in wednesday's game against the penguins as he makes his way back to chicago. "we’re happy to have him and his old teammates are excited as well," quenneville said. "it's a good reunion in a lot of ways. we like the experience. he has been there and done that before here."that also means quenneville is likely to put together duncan keith and brent seabrook after the played together during the 2015 cup run. one of the concerns with oduya is that he is coming off an ankle injury that kept him out for most of t






blackhawks' niklas hjalmarsson in line to return thursday vs. ducks


there were several missing faces from the blackhawks’ practice on monday.the good news was that most of those hawks who have been injured or sick of late took the ice.defensemen niklas hjalmarsson and johnny oduya both skated — both of are recovering from injuries — as did forward nick schmaltz, who missed the past two games because of an illness.hjalmarsson’s return marked the first time he skated with the team since he exited a game against arizona on feb. 23 because of an upper-body injury a source said was a back injury.hjalmarsson, the hawks' leading shot blocker, often plays through pain, but this injury caused enough trouble to force hjalmarsson to miss the past four games, the same number of games he has missed in the past four seasons combined. hjalmarsson said he was on track to






blackhawks' niklas hjalmarsson in line to return thursday vs. ducks


several faces were missing from blackhawks practice monday.the good news for the hawks was most of those who have been injured or sick lately took the ice.defensemen niklas hjalmarsson and johnny oduya, both recovering from injuries, skated, as did forward nick schmaltz, who missed the last two games because of an illness.hjalmarsson's return to practice marked the first time he skated with the team since he exited a game against the coyotes on feb. 23 because of an upper-body injury that a source said was a back injury.the hawks' leading shot blocker, hjalmarsson often plays through pain, but this injury caused enough trouble to force him to miss the last four games — the same number he had missed over the last four seasons combined.hjalmarsson said he was on track to play thursday agains






johnny oduya set to make his blackhawks return thursday


here's johnny ... again.defenseman johnny oduya is set to play for blackhawks on thursday against the ducks for the first time since they reacquired him in a trade feb. 28.oduya missed the hawks' last three games rehabbing an injured ankle that kept him out of action for most of the last two months with the stars. he played in 219 games with the hawks from the end of the 2011-12 season through 2014-15 before leaving for dallas as a free agent."i was here a couple times coming back with a different team, but this is going to be special," oduya said. "you have the fans on your side instead of against you. it's always an incredible atmosphere, fantastic place to play hockey."brian campbell, another defenseman who is on in his second run with the team, said it took him a while to readjust to t






with johnny oduya in fold, joel quenneville will juggle blue-line options


the blackhawks have boasted this season that they have more depth along the blue line than they have had in a long time.and that was before tuesday, when they made the move to bring back johnny oduya in a trade with the stars.now the hawks have one of the most experienced defensive units in the league with oduya, brian campbell, brent seabrook, duncan keith and niklas hjalmarsson. blue-line depth was a problem for the hawks last season in their first-round playoff exit against the blues.general manager stan bowman rectified that problem in the offseason when he brought in campbell, and with oduya added to the mix, the hawks have perhaps the most talented and deepest group of defensemen they have had in the joel quenneville era."i'd say it's deeper than what we had in 2010," campbell said.a






how johnny oduya could be big boost to blackhawks' penalty kill


when blackhawks general manager stan bowman made the trade to bring back johnny oduya from the stars, one of the reasons he gave was that it could boost the hawks' penalty kill."it can be problematic sometimes when one of your (other) top defensemen takes a penalty," bowman said. "then you're looking for guys that you have confidence in. johnny's really strong in that area. he can match up."so it was ironic that the first penalty the hawks had to kill in oduya's debut thursday against the ducks was a penalty on oduya.the hawks' kill got off to a historically bad start when it seemed as if there was no stopping opponents from scoring on the power play. because of that, the hawks' kill dug itself into a deep statistical hole. headed into monday, the hawks had a kill rate of 77.7 percent, onl






brent seabrook, duncan keith back together after all these years


for most of the last two seasons, brent seabrook and duncan keith haven't played together during five-on-five situations. the only times you would find them paired was when the hawks were on the power play or in need of a late goal.as coach joel quenneville has tried to find the right balance in his defensive pairings. keith has spent the bulk of time with niklas hjalmarsson, while seabrook has had a rotating cast playing on his left.but now that johnny oduya is back and can play with his familiar partner hjalmarsson, expect to see keith and seabrook playing a lot of minutes together the rest of the season.the reunion began during the last couple of games as hjalmarsson recovers from what a source said was a back injury."it's nice to start a game together and focus on a full game instead o






ducks' next up: the blackhawks beckon


vs. chicagowhen: 5:30 p.m. pst, thursday.on the air: tv: ch.13; radio: 830update: goalie john gibson traveled with the team, a ducks spokesman said, but his return from a muscle-strain injury isn’t known and the ducks have three goalies on the trip. the ducks will try to build on the excellent second half of tuesday’s victory, in which they overcame chippy play and two deficits in prevailing over nashville after a shootout. “it was just nice to see our team respond and continue building and playing throughout the game and not really worrying about the side stuff,” center ryan getzlaf said. a daunting run of three games in four nights begins against perhaps the hottest team in the nhl. chicago has won seven straight games and is 12-1 in its past 13 games. blackhawks defensemen johnny oduya






niklas hjalmarsson -- listed 'day to day' -- will miss sunday's game


blackhawks defenseman niklas hjalmarsson plays through pain on a nightly basis. that tends to happen when you’re one of the leading shot blockers in the league. but hjalmarsson is still in so much pain after he exited thursday’s game against the coyotes in the first period that he won’t be able to play sunday against the blues, coach joel quenneville said. hjalmarsson’s upper-body injury isn’t considered serious, however. quenneville listed hjalmarsson’s status as “day to day.” “he knows his body and he knows when he can fight through certain things,” quenneville said. “giving him enough time to get back to where he's basically 100 percent is where we want to be. that's why he left the game last game. … with him he can go through anything. but let's make sure at this time of the year that






artem anisimov, nick schmaltz sit out against islanders


the blackhawks sent out their split squad friday against the islanders.that's because after a healthy february, injuries and illness have run through the team.not only were the hawks without defenseman niklas hjalmarsson (upper body), who is on injured reserve, and the reacquired johnny oduya (ankle), but they took the ice at the united center without center artem anisimov and forward nick schmaltz, two important contributors on their top two lines.anisimov missed the game with an apparent right leg injury but participated in the morning skate, meaning the injury isn't serious and he could return saturday against the predators in nashville, tenn.schmaltz didn't play because of an illness and is questionable for saturday.you can add goalie scott darling to the list of injured hawks after he






artem anisimov, nick schmaltz sit out against islanders


the blackhawks sent out their split squad friday against the islanders.that's because after a healthy february, injuries and illness have run through the team.not only were the hawks without defenseman niklas hjalmarsson (upper body), who is on injured reserve, and the reacquired johnny oduya (ankle), but they took the ice at the united center without center artem anisimov and forward nick schmaltz, two important contributors on their top two lines.anisimov missed the game with an apparent right leg injury but participated in the morning skate, meaning the injury isn't serious and he could return saturday against the predators in nashville, tenn.schmaltz didn't play because of an illness and is questionable for saturday.you can add goalie scott darling to the list of injured hawks after he






blackhawks swing deal to bring back johnny oduya


johnny oduya is returning to the blackhawks. despite general manager stan bowman saying the hawks were not going to make a big splash at the trade deadline, they did just that tuesday in acquiring oduya, who helped the hawks win two stanley cups in 2013 and 2015, from the stars, the hawks announced.the hawks appeared to not give up much in the deal -- they gave the stars forward prospect mark mcneill and a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2018 draft. the fourth-round pick becomes a third-rounder if the hawks win two rounds of the playoffs and oduya plays in 50 percent of the games. to help make the deal work for the hawks, a source told the tribune the stars are retaining 50 percent of oduya's $3.75 million salary and cap hit. this story will be updated. 






bernier, perry lead ducks past blackhawks 1-0


chicago — jonathan bernier made 43 saves for his 100th nhl win, and anaheim ducks cooled off the chicago blackhawks with a 1-0 victory on thursday.corey perry scored in the second as anaheim ended chicago's seven-game winning streak despite being outshot 43-26 on the night. corey crawford blocked 25 shots as the blackhawks lost for only the second time in their last 14.bernier's second shutout this season and 14th of his career helped the ducks pull ahead of idle edmonton for second place in the pacific division. bernier made his sixth straight start with john gibson sidelined by a lower-body injury.perry stopped a 10-game scoring drought with his 12th goal at 17:44. he hadn't connected since scoring twice on feb. 9 at buffalo.the blackhawks outscored their opponents 53-29 in their previou






blackhawks swing deal to bring back johnny oduya


johnny oduya is returning to the blackhawks. despite general manager stan bowman saying the hawks were not going to make a big splash at the trade deadline, they did just that tuesday in acquiring oduya, who helped the hawks win two stanley cups in 2013 and 2015, from the stars, a source confirmed.the hawks appeared to not give up much in the deal -- the gave the stars forward prospect mark mcneill and a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2018 draft. the fourth-round pick becomes a third-rounder if the hawks win two rounds of the playoffs and oduya plays in 50 percent of the games. to help make the deal work for the hawks, a source told the tribune the stars are retaining 50 percent of oduya's $3.75 million salary and cap hit. the trade was first reported by tsn. this story will be updat






blackhawks swing deal to bring back defenseman johnny oduya


ever since johnny oduya went to the stars in free agency after the 2015 stanley cup run, the blackhawks have been searching for a defenseman to fill the role he played for them in those playoffs — a defensively dependable blue liner who could eat up 20-plus minutes per night if coach joel quenneville asked.after going through several candidates who didn't stick a season ago, the hawks now are turning to … johnny oduya.general manager stan bowman said he didn't envision the hawks making a big splash before the wednesday trade deadline, but he delivered a cannonball tuesday in bringing back the 35-year-old defenseman who helped the hawks win two stanley cups.the deal came together quickly tuesday night, a source said. on its face, the hawks appear not to have surrendered much for oduya, who






blackhawks swing deal to bring back defenseman johnny oduya


ever since johnny oduya went to the stars in free agency after the 2015 stanley cup run, the blackhawks have been searching for a defenseman to fill the role he played for them in those playoffs — a defensively dependable blue liner who could eat up 20-plus minutes per night if coach joel quenneville asked.after going through several candidates who didn't stick a season ago, the hawks now are turning to … johnny oduya.general manager stan bowman said he didn't envision the hawks making a big splash before the wednesday trade deadline, but he delivered a cannonball tuesday in bringing back the 35-year-old defenseman who helped the hawks win two stanley cups.the deal came together quickly tuesday night, a source said. on its face, the hawks appear not to have surrendered much for oduya, who






johnny oduya happy to have 'second chance' with blackhawks


chicago is happy to have johnny oduya back, so happy that some fans at the airport let oduya know it upon his arrival.when oduya went to get his bag at baggage claim, he said there was a note from the workers there welcoming him back."little things like that, it's very special," oduya said.oduya is hoping he can make a few more special memories in his second stint with the hawks, who acquired him before the trade deadline for the second time in five years.the first time worked out pretty well — the hawks won two cups with oduya. but now he gets a chance to write a postscript. it was a reunion that was always possible to general manager stan bowman, but one he wouldn't force if the price was too high for oduya, who did not suit up for the hawks' game wednesday night against the penguins. bu






blackhawks lead coyotes 5-3 after second period; niklas hjalmarsson exits


the blackhawks lead the coyotes 5-3 after the second period after niklas hjalmarsson left the game in the first period because of an injury. it was an eventful first period that featured the hawks scoring 37 seconds into the game on a one-timer from nick schmaltz as the top line of schmaltz, jonathan toews and richard panik continued its recent tear.the hawks had a seemingly comfortable lead ahead 3-1 thanks to goals from ryan hartman and patrick kane, but had to make adjustments defensively after hjalmarsson left the game following his last shift ended with 8 minutes, 22 seconds remaining in the period. hjalmarsson did not participate in the hawks' morning skate and coach joel quenneville dressed seven defensemen to begin the game thursday. but the defense had trouble after hjalmarsson's






blackhawks gm stan bowman: price was right to acquire johnny oduya


blackhawks general manager stan bowman said last week he didn’t envision making any big deals in advance of the trade deadline, but as he was talking to stars general manager jim nill, the chance to acquire johnny oduya became too good to pass up. bowman said wednesday he made the deal because the price was right for the hawks, who did not want to give up any high-value assets for a rental player. the cost of a conditional 2018 fourth-round pick (that could become a third-rounder) and mark mcneill, a former first-round pick who never cracked the hawks’ roster, was good enough for bowman. "the price had to be something we were comfortable with," bowman said. "there comes a point when you have to keep your top assets which i would say to be your first- and second-round picks as well as your






artem anisimov out, nick schmaltz likely out for blackhawks vs. islanders


the blackhawks are going to be shorthanded against the islanders.not only will they be without defenseman niklas hjalmarsson, who is on injured reserve, and the reacquired johnny oduya (ankle), but they will face the islanders without center artem anisimov, coach joel quenneville said. they hawks are also likely to be without forward nick schmaltz, who has played lights-out hockey over the past month on the hawks’ top line, as he recovers from an illness. when anisimov went out wednesday against the islanders, it was schmaltz who took over as the center between patrick kane and artemi panarin. now that role likely will go to tanner kero, at least at the start of friday’s game, quenneville said. the only bit of good news on the injury front for the hawks was that panarin, who missed thursda






blackhawks lead wild 3-1 after two periods


welcome to the breakfast show.the chicago blackhawks and minnesota wild took the ice for a central division showdown sunday morning at the united center. with the time change and early start, the teams took the ice earlier than usual. the wild held a three-point lead over the hawks in the central.after two periods, the hawks led 3-1. patrick kane and artemi panarin each had a goal and an assist while trevor van riemsdyk also scored. eric staal had a goal for the wild."i don’t think we want to change too much," hawks coach joel quenneville said of the early start. "it's like a practice time and we need to be ready to start on time. it's a huge game, meaningful for us. the last two times we played them it was almost a must-win to keep them in our sights and it's a comparable approach here (s






scott darling back on ice but still a few weeks away from return


scott darling took the ice for the blackhawks before their morning skate thursday, but coach joel quenneville said darling's timetable to return from an upper-body injury hasn't changed.darling is about one week into a three-week recovery timeline the hawks gave him when he suffered the injury march 3 during a morning skate."it was his first time out there, he did well," quenneville said. "it was good to get his feet wet again. still on course on that timeline."corey crawford, who started thursday against the ducks, is likely to play every game while darling is out, considering the current backup, jeff glass, hasn't played in an nhl game and the hawks are in a tight division race with the wild.quenneville had not committed to a goaltender to start friday's game against the red wings, but c






artem anisimov, artemi panarin join ranks of injured blackhawks


for most of february, the blackhawks stayed relatively healthy, a big reason they won nine of 10 games in the month.but as the calendar turned to march, injuries and illnesses have crept in — though none appears to be long term.the most pressing malady is to center artem anisimov, who left wednesday's 4-1 victory against the defending-champion penguins with an apparent right leg injury. anisimov still was being evaluated thursday and could miss some games, but the injury is not believed to be serious, coach joel quenneville said."if he does miss (time) it won't be significant," quenneville said.meanwhile, the availability of some other hawks for friday's game against the islanders is in question. artemi panarin (upper-body injury) and nick schmaltz (illness) missed practice thursday.panari






scott darling back in backup role, 'really fortunate' injury wasn't worse


scott darling was back in his usual spot on the bench tuesday night before the blackhawks took the ice against the canadiens at the bell centre.the goaltender returned from an upper-body injury, serving as corey crawford's backup and beating the three-week timetable the hawks projected when he was hurt march 3."without getting into too many details, it was a freak accident at the end of practice and i'm lucky it didn't take as long as we thought," darling said, adding he was "really fortunate" the injury wasn't worse."it's the first time i've missed time in about four years, and the other one unfortunately happened in practice too. but it was a very different injury. ... i'm excited to get back with the boys."the hawks on sunday reassigned jeff glass, darling's replacement, to ahl rockford






artem anisimov, artemi panarin join ranks of injured blackhawks


for most of february, the blackhawks stayed relatively healthy, a big reason they won nine of 10 games in the month.but as the calendar turned to march, injuries and illnesses have crept in — though none appears to be long term.the most pressing malady is to center artem anisimov, who left wednesday's 4-1 victory against the defending-champion penguins with an apparent right leg injury. anisimov still was being evaluated thursday and could miss some games, but the injury is not believed to be not serious, coach joel quenneville said."if he does miss (time) it won't be significant," quenneville said.meanwhile, the availability of some other hawks for friday's game against the islanders is in question. artemi panarin (upper-body injury) and nick schmaltz (illness) missed practice thursday.pa






scott darling returns to ice for blackhawks, but recovery timetable unchanged


scott darling took the ice for the blackhawks prior to the morning skate thursday, but coach joel quenneville said the goaltender's timetable to return from an upper-body injury hasn't changed. darling suffered the injury toward the end of a morning skate prior to the hawks’ 2-1 shootout victory over the islanders, and he is about one week into a three-week recovery timeline the hawks gave him last week. "it was his first time out there; he did well," quenneville said. "it was good to get his feet wet again. still on course on that timeline we had."corey crawford is likely to play every game while darling is out considering the hawks’ current backup, jeff glass, hasn’t played in an nhl game and the hawks are in a tight division race against the wild. quenneville has not committed to a goal






friday's recap: blackhawks 2, islanders 1 (so)


the blackhawks won of the 11th time in their last 12 games with a 2-1 shootout victory over the islanders.winger artemi panarin tied the score with just 1:14 left when he sent home a one-timer from the left circle off a feed from duncan keith. richard panik set the screen in front of thomas greiss. it was then panarin who scored the second goal of the shootout to clinch the victory to get the hawks a pair of points. the first period was the antithesis of wednesday's crackling game against the penguins. there were few high quality chances on both ends and neither teams converted on one power play. they hawks did get a power play after a cross check on anders lee, but that ended in disaster as brock nelson fired home a shorthanded goal past corey crawford. nelson’s goal came after defenseman






jonathan bernier stops 43 shots to lead ducks to 1-0 win over blackhawks


jonathan bernier made 43 saves for his 100th nhl win, and anaheim ducks cooled off the chicago blackhawks with a 1-0 victory on thursday.corey perry scored in the second period as anaheim ended chicago's seven-game winning streak despite being outshot, 43-26, in the game.corey crawford blocked 25 shots as the blackhawks lost for only the second time in their last 14 games.bernier's second shutout this season and 14th of his career helped the ducks pull ahead of idle edmonton for second place in the pacific division.bernier made his sixth straight start with john gibson sidelined because of a lower-body injury.perry stopped a 10-game scoring drought with his 12th goal at 17:44. he hadn't connected since scoring twice on feb. 9 at buffalo.the blackhawks outscored their opponents, 53-29, in t






blackhawks goalie scott darling will miss 3 weeks with upper-body injury


the blackhawks are going to be without scott darling for a while.the backup goaltender, who has played well this season, is expected to miss three weeks because of an upper-body injury, coach joel quenneville said after friday's 2-1 shootout victory over the islanders.darling suffered the injury near the end of the morning skate, quenneville said.darling has played well as the no. 2 to corey crawford, with a 2.13 goals-against average and a .931 save percentage.the hawks recalled jeff glass from rockford to serve as crawford's backup friday. glass was 5-7-1 with a 2.62 goals-against average and .910 save percentage in rockford this season.join the club: the hawks were already short-handed friday. after a healthy stretch of the season in february, injuries and illness have run through the t






thursday's recap: ducks 1, blackhawks 0


despite the blackhawks controlling the puck for much of the night, they came away empty-handed in a 1-0 loss to the ducks.the hawks have now fallen to 1-5-0 when having at least three days of rest prior to a game.corey perry scored the game’s only goal at 17:44 of the second period. the hawks finished with a 43-26 edge in shots on goal. the hawks dominated puck possession in the first period and came away with a 19-2 edge in shots on goal. the only problem was they had no goals to show for it. jonathan toews, patrick kane and marcus kruger each registered three shots on goal.defensively, the hawks did a good job of getting in the ducks’ shooting lanes and frustrating their shot attempts.the hawks got an advantage late in the period when ducks center ryan getzlaf drew an instigator, fightin






thursday's recap: blackhawks 6, coyotes 3


another game, another hat trick for the blackhawks. a game after jonathan toews tallied a hat trick, winger patrick kane got his third career regular-season hat trick as the hawks overcame an injury to defenseman niklas hjalmarsson in a 6-3 victory over the coyotes. kane scored a goal in each period and now has 23 for the season. it was an eventful first period that featured the hawks scoring 37 seconds into the game on a one-timer from nick schmaltz as the top line of schmaltz, jonathan toews and richard panik continued its recent tear.the hawks had a seemingly comfortable lead ahead 3-1 thanks to goals from ryan hartman and patrick kane, but had to make adjustments defensively after hjalmarsson left the game following his last shift ended with 8 minutes, 22 seconds remaining in the perio






chicago blackhawks getting hjalmarsson back for stretch run


chicago — niklas hjalmarsson loves playing for the chicago blackhawks. he doesn't like watching their games very much.the 29-year-old hjalmarsson is skating again and is expected to return thursday night against anaheim, giving chicago a boost as it tries to chase down minnesota for the central division title and top spot in the western conference. the durable defenseman has been sidelined for four straight games with an upper-body injury after missing a total of two games in the previous three seasons. he was activated by the team wednesday."it was a long time ago i missed this many games in a row," he said. "i don't like watching the games. when you're not playing you kind of feel like you should be out there."hjalmarsson is one of several nhl players coming back from injuries who could






blackhawks look to reverse fortunes friday night vs. jets


the chicago blackhawks are at that point of the season where they are all but ured of spot in the playoffs but still have a couple of months to go in the regular season.so to raise motivation, they look for any storyline to generate interest during a mid-february game. on wednesday night, it was a tilt against a minnesota wild team that had defeated the hawks in eight consecutive regular-season games. on friday night in winnipeg, they used the fact the jets had won the previous four meetings of this season to find an edge."when you’re in the middle of the grind here in the middle of the season you always have to try to find a small motivation somehow to keep pushing yourself," defenseman niklas hjalmarsson said following the hawks' morning skate friday at the mts centre.the jets have out-s






blackhawks' niklas hjalmarsson yearns to play for sweden in 2018 olympics


like everyone else, niklas hjalmarsson is playing the waiting game while negotiations continue to determine whether nhl players will participate in the 2018 olympic winter games in pyeongchang, south korea.the blackhawks defenseman captured a silver medal with team sweden in 2014 in sochi, russia, and would like to add to his hardware collection."first of all, i'm going to try to make the team—it's tough to make that team — but if they want me to go, i definitely want to. i probably never will go to south korea ever in my life unless it would be for the olympics. and to play for the three crowns is always a big honor. it's such a great group of guys who play for our national team and just the atmosphere being around the olympic athletes and the olympic village from last time was a great ex






blackhawks keep rolling with 6-3 victory over coyotes


just a few weeks ago, the thinking around the nhl was the blackhawks would be in the trade market for a forward, likely a left winger to play with jonathan toews.but to borrow a favorite phrase from hawks coach joel quenneville, "things change quickly in our business."during february, the hawks might have found a solution to their top-line issue in pairing nick schmaltz and richard panik with toews on a line that has been among the nhl's most productive.so now, maybe the calculus for the hawks has shifted heading into wednesday's trade deadline, and perhaps general manager stan bowman will look to add veteran depth at the blue line.the hawks got a taste of what they might need when one of their top defensemen was injured in their 6-3 victory over the coyotes on thursday night at the united






the latest: first would-be migrants to us grounded in cairo


cairo — the latest on u.s. president donald trump and his ban on refugees from muslim-majority countries (all times local):3 p.m.cairo airport officials say seven u.s.-bound migrants — six from iraq and one from yemen — have been prevented from boarding an egyptair flight to new york's jfk airport.the officials said the action urday by the airport was the first since president donald trump imposed a three-month ban on refugees from seven muslim-majority countries: iraq, syria, iran, sudan, libya, somalia and yemen.the officials said the seven migrants, escorted by officials from the u.n. refugee agency, were stopped from boarding the plane after authorities at cairo airport contacted their counterparts in jfk airport.the officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not autho