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Blackhawks D Michal Rozsival Out for Remainder of Playoffs

Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozsival will miss the remainder of the playoffs after fracturing his left ankle in the team's series-clinching Game 4 victory over the Minnesota Wild Thursday night.

"Michal Rozsival suffered a fractured left ankle during the second period of last night's game," Blackhawks head team physician Dr. Michael Terry said in a statement. "He will require surgery to repair it. He is not expected to return to full hockey activity until next season."

Rozsival was injured when he fell awkwardly on his left ankle in the second period of Thursday's win. A win which sends the Blackhawks to their third-straight Western Conference Final.

The 36-year-old Rozsival has played in 10 playoff games this postseason averaging 17:26 of ice time per contest.


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Blackhawks Expect Patrick Kane to Return for First Round of Playoffs

Len Redkoles/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- After missing the last seven weeks with a fractured clavicle, the Chicago Blackhawks expect forward Patrick Kane to make his return to the ice just in time for the start of the playoffs.

Kane, one of the top players in the NHL, suffered the injury back on Feb. 24 and was originally expected to miss 12 weeks. He recently took part in his first full-contact team practice, and could play as soon as Wednesday.

"Where I am right now is just kind of go through practice today and see how I feel, and get as ready as possible and try to feel like what it's like to be in a game simulation," Kane said Monday. "I thought it was a good day, good practice for the team overall. Overall, I feel pretty good. Just got to take it day by day right now."

Before getting hurt, Kane was tied for the NHL lead in points with 27 goals and 34 assists in 61 games.

The Blackhawks went 12-8-1 during Kane's absence. Chicago will face the Nashville Predators in the first round of the playoffs.

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Blackhawks' Patrick Kane Could Miss the Next 6-10 Weeks

Len Redkoles/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- It has been a rough 24 hours for Chicago sports fans. Not only will Bulls point guard Derrick Rose be on the shelf indefinitely due to another knee injury, but Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane will miss the next 6-10 weeks with an upper-body injury.

Kane was cross checked in the lower back by Florida Panthers defenseman Alex Petrovic in the first period of their game on Tuesday.

This is a tough blow for the Blackhawks as Kane is tied with Jakub Voracek of the Flyers and Nicklas Backstrom of the Washington Capitals for the most points in the NHL at 64.

"I don't think you can replace the things that he does with the puck, without the puck, the attention that he draws, but one of the strengths of the organization is depth," Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp said. "You hear it all the time: When a player goes down, you need to step up and collectively fill those shoes. But you guys know as well as I do what kind of player Kaner is."

Kane was attempting to be the first American-born player to win the Art Ross trophy, which goes to the player who leads the NHL in points.

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Toews, Foligno Announced as All-Star Game Captains

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews and Columbus Blue Jackets winger Nick Foligno were named team captains for the 2015 NHL All-Star weekend in Columbus, the league announced Wednesday.

Team Foligno will also include Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty and Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane as assistant captains.

Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf and New York Rangers winger Rick Nash will be assistant captains for Team Toews.

NHL hockey operations teamed up with the players selected for the game to pick the captains and assistant captains.

"It's pretty cool," Toews said when asked about being selected as a captain. "It's not something I expected. It's definitely an honor, so it's going to be fun sitting across from (Patrick Kane). I'm sure the competition is starting already to see what's going to happen."

As captains, Toews and Foligno will select their teams on Jan. 23 and finalize the rosters for the team skills competition.

The 27-year-old Foligno has 18 goals and 22 assists in 39 games this season. His team will be coached by Kings coach Darryl Sutter.

The 26-year-old Toews has 13 goals and 25 assists in 43 games this season. His team will be coached by Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette.

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Blackhawks Expected to Lose Versteeg for a Month

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Chicago Blackhawks winger Kris Versteeg is expected to miss around a month due to an upper body injury, according to head coach Joel Quenneville.

Versteeg suffered a left hand injury in the third period of the Winter Classic Thursday when it was struck by a puck, shot by Capitals winger Eric Fehr.

The 28-year-old Versteeg has been on fire to start the season. The eight-year NHL veteran has nine goals and 27 points in 34 games this season.

“You feel bad for him," Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane said. "Especially with how good of a year he’s having.”

With Versteeg out, the Blackhawks called up top prospect Teuvo Teravainen. Teravainen has 17 assists and 23 points in 33 games for the Blackhawks' AHL team in Rockford this season.

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Capitals Clip Blackhawks in Winter Classic

Len Redkoles/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Troy Brouwer scored a power-play goal with 12.9 seconds remaining to lift the Washington Capitals over the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in the Winter Classic Thursday.

Alex Ovechkin scored his 18th goal of the season in the win.

"We start talking about Winter Classic since we started the season, and this is it," Ovechkin said. "I remember Brouwie said it's a good time to show up and make a show. And he did."

The Capitals (19-11-7, 45 pts) raced to a 2-0 lead halfway through the first period when Ovechkin knocked in a rebound.

The Blackhawks (25-11-2, 52 pts) fought back and tied the game in the second period, when Brandon Saad scored on a pass from Jonathan Toews.

Nationals Park had a turnout of 42,832 people to watch the seventh Winter Classic.

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Blackhawks Agree to 8-Year Contracts with Kane & Toews

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to eight-year contracts with forwards Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, the team announced on Wednesday. Each deal is worth $84 million, according to ESPN.

The contracts will take the pair through the 2022-23 season.

“It’s great to be able to continue my career in Chicago,” said Kane in a statement. “Playing with the best organization in sports and the best fans in the game is a blessing. Since I was drafted by the Blackhawks, the people of Chicago have really embraced me and treated me with nothing but respect. I look forward to many more years of success with the Blackhawks.”

Kane has 178 goals and 315 assists in 515 regular-season career games, while Toews has 195 goals and 245 assists in 484 regular-season career games.

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Kane Helps Chicago Force Game Seven

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Patrick Kane scored the game-winning goal with less than four minutes remaining in the third as Chicago forced a decisive Game Seven in the NHL's Western Conference Finals. Kane's second goal of the game gave the Blackhawks a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings.

"There's still not much room out there in this series," said Kane, who also assisted on Duncan Keith's game-tying tally. "Right now, you have to take advantage of your opportunities when you do get space."

Los Angeles took the lead after the first period after a goal from Dwight King late in the frame. The Blackhawks scored two consecutive goals less than three minutes into the second. Kane's first tally helped tie things up when, 1:37 later, Ben Smith gave Chicago their first lead of the game.

A frantic third period saw a combined four goals and two lead changes. Drew Doughty knotted up the score for the Kings before Alec Martinez scored on a power play goal with just over 12 minutes to play. That advantage would not hold long as Kane found Keith for the goal that made it 3-3 in the waning moments of regulation. 

Kane, last year's Conn Smythe winner, scored his second goal of the game five minutes later and ultimately gave Chicago the win. The Blackhawks have now come back from being down 3-1 in the series to force a decisive Game 7 to be play in Chicago on Sunday. 

Corey Crawford made 22 saves for Chicago while Jonathan Quick stopped 25 shots in the loss. The winner of Game 7 will face the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup Final.

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Handzus Nets Game Winner for Blackhawks in 2OT

Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Michal Handzus fired a backhander past Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick 2:04 into the second overtime, to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 5-4 victory over the Kings Wednesday, in Game 5 of the NHL Western Conference Final.

The win keeps the Blackhawks alive in the best-of-seven series, which Los Angeles now leads three games to two.

"I want to help the team as much as I can," Handzus said. "I'm playing on the PK a lot. I'm not playing very well offensively. I'm glad I came through."

He was able to because of teammate Brandon Saad, whose pass set up the winning goal. Saad finished the game with a goal and two assists.

"Personally, I thought Saader was the best player on the ice tonight," said Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane, who had four assists in the win. "He was bringing so much speed and puck protection."

The Blackhawks were down 4-3 in the third period before Ben Smith scored at the 1:17 mark. 

Jonathan Quick made 40 saves in the loss while Corey Crawford had 40 saves in the win.

Game 6 is Friday in Los Angeles. The puck is scheduled to drop at 9 p.m. Eastern.

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Kane's OT Goal Vaults Blackhawks into Western Conference Finals

Bruce Kluckhohn/National Hockey League/Getty Images(ST. PAUL, Minn.) --  Patrick Kane lives for the dramatic moments.

Kane scored the game-winning goal 9:42 into overtime as the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Minnesota Wild 2-1 in Game 6 on Tuesday night to advance to the Western Conference finals.

"He's a special player, and guys have that instinct, have that knack of finding pucks, wanting to be out there, wanting to score," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said.

Kris Versteeg scored 1:58 into the first period to set the tone for Chicago.  Corey Crawford made 34 saves, but in the end, the story was all about Kane's heroics.

"We probably didn't play our best tonight, but just finding a way to win is something this team has done for many years now," Kane said. The 25-year-old now has four playoff overtime game-winning goals in his career.

Erik Haula scored a goal during the second period to tie the game at 1, but it wasn't enough as the Wild were eliminated from the playoffs.

"We really believe that we were capable of doing more than just winning this game," Wild coach Mike Yeo said. "Our guys did everything that we asked and they laid it on the line, and that's what hurts."

The Blackhawks will face either the Anaheim Ducks or the Los Angeles Kings in the next round.

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