The Hawks snagged a point against the Kings Saturday night with an over-time loss, ending the Circus Trip with a 3-3-1 record. Chicago now holds a 14-6-3 record overall, keeping them at the top in the West.
Jonathan Toews will miss another game due to injury after skipping practice on Tuesday morning. Toews left the ice against the San Jose Sharks on the Circus Trip with an upper-body injury, and has not returned to the ice since.
Marian Hossa, Artem Anisimov, and Scott Darling did not practice with the Hawks on Monday, however all three are expected to play Tuesday.
On Sunday evening, it was announced that Florida Panthers head coach Gerard Gallant had been fired, spreading confusion across the league. The Panthers have been playing above .500 with a 11-10-1 record to start the year - not your typical reason to fire a coach. Gallant lead the Panthers to a division title last season, solidifying himself as the runner-up for the Jack Adams coach of the year award. Florida will hit the ice without Gallant for the first time on Tuesday, with Panthers General manager Tom Rowe taking over as coach.
The Hawks and Panthers split their series last season, with the Hawks winning 3-2 before dropping a 4-0 loss on the road. Patrick Kane and Brent Seabrook each tallied a goal and two assists while Corey Crawford stopped 16 of 18 shots in the win. A notable Panthers’ goal scorer against Chicago last season was Brian Campbell, who is now back on the blue line for the Hawks.
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Artemi Panarin - Artem Anisimov - Patrick Kane
Ryan Hartman - Vinnie Hinostroza - Marian Hossa
Dennis Rasmussen - Marcus Kruger - Tyler Motte
Andrew Desjardins - Nick Schmaltz - Richard Panik
Duncan Keith - Brian Campbell
Gustav Forsling - Niklas Hjalmarsson
Michal Kempny - Brent Seabrook
Jussi Jokinen - Aleksander Barkov - Jaromir Jagr
Jonathan Marchessault - Vincent Trocheck - Reilly Smith
Nick Bjugstad - Denis Malgin - Colton Sceviour
Seth Griffin - Derek MacKenzie - Kyle Rau
Keith Yandle - Jason Demers
Jakub Kindl - Aaron Ekblad
Mark Pysyk - Michael Matheson
*Lines will be updated if necessary
How to watch Blackhawks vs. Panthers
Time: 7:30 p.m. CT
Where: United Center
TV: CSN-CH, FS-F