Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Schmaltz To Miss Trip

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 05: Trainers attend to Nick Schmaltz
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 05: Trainers attend to Nick Schmaltz /

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks won another game handily last night, but the bad news is Nick Schmaltz will be missing a couple of games after leaving the game early in the first period last night. 

The two biggest takeaways I have so far after two games is the Chicago Blackhawks offense is fun to watch, and Nick Schmaltz keeps leaving games early.

The first game looked like a precaution with his knee or something in his lower body when Schmaltz left the ice against the Pittsburgh Penguins.  Although when you watched him hobble to the locker room after he left the bench it didn’t look good.  Then he was at practice Friday so all was good.

Last night he was down on the ice after getting sandwiched while Patrick Kane was scoring the first goal of the game.  It looked like he got his bell rung, and later in the period he came back for one shift and then didn’t return.

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After the game all the Blackhawks scribes had the same message which was Schmaltz would be missing the quick two game trip to Canada.

The Blackhawks scored 4 more goals with him off the ice and a man down, but the 2nd line of course didn’t have the same look.  The dynamic Schmaltz brings to the 2nd line with his speed up the middle is fantastic, so hopefully it’s just him missing a couple of games and then back on the ice Thursday.  Get better soon Schmaltzy!

Here are some morning links to start your Sunday morning! 

Listen to what Joel Quenneville had to say after the Chicago Blackhawks victory (Blackhawks)

The Brandon Saad/Artemi Panarin trade is one that benefits both teams (Tribune)

The Good, Bad, and Ugly from the Chicago Blackhawks 5-1 win (Puckin Hostile)

The Blackhawks dominant in another victory (Daily Herald)

Why Trading the Breadman for Saad was a necessity (CSN)

Tampa Lightning player J.T. Brown raised his fist during the anthem so now there will be a lot of columns written about it (Bleacher Report)

The Predators were ready to fight last night, but they lost in Pittsburgh 4-0 (Predlines)

Alex Ovechkin scored 4 goals and now has 7 in two games as becomes the first player to ever have hat tricks on the first two nights of the season (NHL)

The Vegas Golden Knights are 2-0… What?? (Pro Hockey Talk)

Next: Schmaltz Leaves 2nd Straight Game Early

The Toronto Maple Leafs now there is room to improve, but they have scored 15 goals in the first two games (TSN)