- Fred Sasakamoose, one of the first Indigenous players in the NHL, died Tuesday at 86. He played for the Chicago Black Hawks in the 1953-54 season.
- Retired Chicago Blackhawks enforcer Daniel Carcillo says the hallucinogen ayahuasca helped save his brain — and his life. “It was the most amazing experience,” Carcillo says on the latest edition of “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” set to debut Tuesday night on HBO.
- Kendall Coyne Schofield has added another first to her hockey resume. The Olympic women’s hockey gold medalist will join the Rockford IceHogs staff as player development coach and youth hockey growth specialist, the Chicago Blackhawks announced.
- Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane announced the birth of his first child, Patrick Kane III, last week. Kane revealed the news on his 32nd birthday.
- Malcolm Subban overcame plenty of setbacks over his career, brother P.K. Subban and father Karl Subban said. Now Malcolm has a chance to earn the No. 1 goaltending job with the Chicago Blackhawks.
- The NHL could go with a temporary realignment of its teams for next season during the COVID-19 pandemic. The league also is contemplating a reduced schedule and temporary hubs, Commissioner Gary Bettman said.
- The Chicago Blackhawks hope opponents will think twice about targeting their smaller defensemen with Nikita Zadorov on the roster. “The size and the skating and the meanness is such a combination, it’s just really hard to find,” coach Jeremy Colliton said.
- They came to vote — and left with a selfie. For the first time in its 26-year history, the United Center was used an Election Day super site where Chicagoans could register to vote, drop off mail-in ballots or vote in person.
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- The United Center will be used as a polling place on Election Day for the first time ever. The expansion was meant to provide more “safe and accessible voting options,” the board said in a news release. Along with in-person voting, the arena on Election Day will provide same-day voter registration and vote-by-mail ballot return, according to the news release. It also will observe COVID-19 safety guidelines. The site will be open to all Chicago voters from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 1901 W. Madison St. Voters will be directed to park in Lot K, the gate off Adams Street, and can enter the site through the South Atrium entrance.
- It's a return to the Edmonton bubble for Hawks forward Kirby Dach, who will join Team Canada for the World Junior Championships.
- The Chicago Board of Elections plans to utilize the United Center on the Near West Side as a voting super site on Tuesday, giving all city voters another polling site option where they can cast their ballot in person.
- Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman emphasizes that the team plans to rotate goaltenders next season, no matter who rises to the top between Malcolm Subban, Collin Delia and Kevin Lankinen.
- The American Hockey League moved its projected start of next season back to Feb. 5 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, president and CEO Scott Howson announced Wednesday.
- Chicago Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton said the organization has been upfront with veteran players about ramping up the youth movement. “We have been communicating with them that this is what we’re doing for some time."
- The NHL won’t take it outside and open 2021 with the Winter Classic in Minnesota but still hopes to get the hockey season going around the start of the new year.
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