Hossa to retire with Blackhawks after signing one-day contract

Marian Hossa will retire after he signs a one-day contract with the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday before the game against the Seattle Kraken at United Center (8:30 pm ET; NBCSCH, ROOT-NW, ESPN+, NHL LIVE). A progressive skin disorder ended the former forward’s hockey career after the 2016-17 season. He won the Stanley Cup three times … Read more

Lightning defeat Blackhawks, gain in Atlantic Division race

TAMPA — Ross Colton had two goals and an assist for the Tampa Bay Lightning in a 5-2 win against the Chicago Blackhawks at Amalie Arena on Friday. Steven Stamkos and Brayden Point Each had a goal and an assist, and Nikita Kucherov and Nicholas Paul each had two assists for the Lightning (43-18-6), who … Read more

Sabers rally from four goals down, defeat Blackhawks

CHICAGO — Tage Thompson scored a power-play goal with 12 seconds remaining, and the Buffalo Sabres rallied from four goals down to defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-5 at United Center on Monday. Thompson broke his stick on a one-timer from the left circle, but the puck caromed off the end boards, hit the left skate … Read more

NHL playoff watch standings update

8:00 AM ET Tim KavanaghESPN.com Close Tim Kavanagh is a senior NHL editor for ESPN. He’s a native of upstate New York. Following a wild, 10-game slate on Saturday, the NHL schedule-makers provide another eight matchups for us on Sunday. Leading the way are a pair of intradivisional clash: the Colorado Avalanche visit the Minnesota … Read more

Toews closes in on the 1,000th game facing an uncertain future with Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks captain did not play in the 2020-21 season because of chronic immune response syndrome. He missed 11 games this season in concussion protocol. The road to 1,000 games, which he’s scheduled to reach when the Blackhawks play against the Florida Panthers on Thursday, has not been easy. But the forward said he … Read more

Unmasked: Fleury needs to find comfort level following trade to Wild

That’s part of the challenge facing Fleury after being acquired in a trade from the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday in exchange for a conditional first-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft. “It is a little bit [nerve-wracking],” Fleury said at his introductory press conference in Minnesota on Monday. “Just to get comfortable again and with … Read more

Toews calls Blackhawks trades ‘disheartening,’ uncertain about the future

Jonathan Toews said it was difficult to watch the Chicago Blackhawks trade players such as Marc-Andre Fleury and Brandon Hagel prior to the NHL Trade Deadline on Monday. “It’s become pretty clear the direction we’re heading in as a franchise and I’m not going to lie, it was disheartening to see a couple of good … Read more

Pluses, minuses for Penguins-Sabres; Blackhawks-Ducks

NHL Network and ESPN analyst Kevin Weekes will offer his pluses and minuses for big games each week throughout the season. The Pittsburgh Penguins (39-16-9) visit the Buffalo Sabres (22-33-8) at KeyBank Center on Wednesday (7:30 pm ET; TNT, NHL LIVE). Then the Chicago Blackhawks (22-32-9) visit the Anaheim Ducks (27-27-11) at Honda Center (10 … Read more

Wild, Avs, Rangers among the winners at NHL trade deadline

Marc-Andre Fleury may have been the biggest winner at the NHL trade deadline, getting dealt by the rebuilding Chicago Blackhawks to the potentially contending Minnesota Wild. Minnesota acquired the biggest name available on Monday, adding a three-time Stanley Cup winner. The bold move boosts the Wild’s chances of making the playoffs and perhaps making a … Read more