Defenseman Adam Boqvist and center Kirby Dach, the Blackhawks’ last two top-10 picks, will not play when the team closes out round-robin play at the NHL Prospect tournament against the Blues at 4:30 p.m. Monday in Traverse City, Michigan.
Chicago is 1-1 in the tournament, and with its 6-3 loss to the Maple Leafs on Saturday are eliminated from championship contention.
Derek King on giving the duo the night off: “They don’t need to play all four and they can get a little rest before camp starts ... we brought these (extra) bodies, we want to play them.”— Carter Baum (@CarterBaum) September 9, 2019
The Blues are 0-2 in the tournament, allowing six or more goals in each loss. St. Louis opened the tournament with 6-2 to the Maple Leafs then fell 7-3 to the host Red Wings on Saturday.
Chase Marchand, who is on an AHL contract, will start in net against the Blues as he’s the last goaltender Chicago brought to the tournament that has yet to play.
Soderlund — Entwistle — Josling
Hagel — Kurashev — McLaughlin
Hakkarainen — Johnson — McKay
Purboo — Coughlin — Teply
Gilbert — Moberg
Beaudin — Ryczek
Krys — Ramsey
How to watch
Who: Blackhawks vs. Blues
When: 4:30 p.m. Monday
Where: Traverse City, Michigan
Live stream: Blackhawks.com or FoxSportsGo