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Preseason Preview: Chicago Blackhawks Close Out Preseason Against New York Rangers

By Brian Kinkade

Feb 27, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Cam Talbot (33) makes a save on a shot by Chicago Blackhawks left wing Patrick Sharp (10) during the third period at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers defeated the Blackhawks 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

It’s finally here! Almost, anyways.  Tonight, the Chicago Blackhawks head to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Rangers, in what will be their 7th and final preseason game.

You can catch the game on NHL Network, CSN-Chicago and on the radio at WGN 720 AM and 87.7 FM The Game also the WGN radio app.

Brad Richards will make his not-so-glorious return to MSG, tonight via tonight’s preseason finale.  Richard’s time in New York was underwhelming and he will not be looking to stick it to them tonight, as that will hopefully come during the regular season, when these games actually count.  Along with Richards, Jeremy Morin will get one last preseason tune-up.  Unlike Richards, it’s still undecided where Morin will end up.  Will it be Rockford or Chicago? He has certainly earned his spot in Chicago, but we’ll see.  The recently and mysteriously called-up defenseman, Klas Dahlbeck will suit-up tonight.  Dahlbeck, along with Kyle Cumiskey will likely be headed to Rockford, but either of them could be first called up whenever the Hawks need a defenseman, in a pinch.

The lineups have yet to be released at the time of this writing, but it has been confirmed that Martin St. Louis will go for the Rangers, tonight.

The biggest story after this mornings activities has to be the Hawks adding former Blackhawks Daniel Carcillo to the training camp roster. There also is the added bonus of playing against Kevin Hayes so it should be an interesting end to the preseason schedule.

Stay tuned for lineup decisions, not just for tonight, but for the regular season as rosters are starting to be finalized.

One last preseason game and a mini-break and THEN we will be watching regular season NHL hockey.  It’s almost here, but big decisions loom for the Hawks, so stay tuned.

Go Hawks!