Chicago Blackhawks Roster Report 2008-11-20

GOALTENDERS: Nikolai Khabibulin, Cristobal Huet.


DEFENSEMEN: Brian Campbell, Brent Seabrook, Duncan Keith, Aaron Johnson, Brent Sopel, Cam Barker.

FIRST LINE: Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Kris Versteeg.

SECOND LINE: Martin Havlat, Patrick Sharp, Troy Brouwer.

THIRD LINE: Dustin Byfuglien, Dave Bolland, Andrew Ladd.

FOURTH LINE: Adam Burish, Colin Fraser, Ben Eager.

PLAYER NOTES:

--C Jonathan Toews got into his first fight as a Hawk, and that showed leadership qualities for the 20-year old captain. He also assisted on the first Hawks goal and scored the first one in the shootout.

--C Patrick Sharp, who scored 16 points in the Hawks' first 12 games but none in the next four, ended his goal and point slump with his first-period goal and also converted for the first time in a shootout.

--G Nikolai Khabibulin had been 0-3 in shootouts despite a 4-1-4 overall record, which signified a strong start to the season. Khabibulin, who didn't play a preseason game because he was looking for another team to play for, finally got his first shootout win.

MEDICAL WATCH:

--D James Wisniewski underwent knee surgery in the off-season and is on injured reserve. He's expected to return to game action in early December.




Author: Fox Sports
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Added: November 20, 2008