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Brandon Bollig squares off in a fight with Paul Bissonnette. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Bollig Traded As Hawks Prepare For Free Agency

(CBS) — Friday, when the NHL announced the salary cap for the 2014-15 season would only be $69 million (instead of the expected/assumed $71 million), there was a collective gasp from fans and GMs alike. […]

670 The Score–06/28/2014

Blackhawks forward Ben Smith. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Sign Smith, Raanta To 2-Year Deals

Keeping the versatile and dynamic Ben Smith was a priority for Chicago.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2014

Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks GM Bowman: Wholesale Changes Not Needed

Stan Bowman also made it clear that inking Kane and Toews to long-term deals is “the highest priority.”

CBS Chicago–06/03/2014

Michal Handzus scores the winning goal in double overtime. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) overtime.

Blackhawks Beat Kings, 5-4, In Double-OT To Stay Alive

Chicago trails the series 3-2 heading back to Los Angeles for Game 6.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2014

Justin Williams of the Los Angeles Kings scores a second period goal against the Blackhawks.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Collapse In 6-2 Loss To Kings

The Los Angeles Kings defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 6-2 and evened the Western Conference Final at one game apiece.

05/21/2014

Patrick Kane, right. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Hoge: Patrick Kane — Hockey’s Matchup Nightmare

Kaner, he’s a special player,” Joel Quenneville says. “We use that term a lot with him.”

CBS Chicago–05/15/2014

Ben Smith. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks’ Smith: ‘Definitely Another Level We Can Go To’

Ben Smith credited quality play from four lines as the reason for closing out Minnesota.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2014

Chicago's Andrew Shaw celebrates a goal. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Right Back Where We Started From

Jay Zawaski breaks down the storylines of a Blackhawks-Blues series tied 2-2.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2014

Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks scores a short-handed goal in the third period against Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings at the United Center on March 16, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Red Wings 4-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Topple Red Wings 4-1

Marian Hossa celebrated his return to the lineup with a goal and two assists, and the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Detroit Wings 4-1 on Sunday night to snap a two-game losing streak.

03/16/2014

Kris Russell of the Calgary Flames defends against Brandon Saad. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Blackhawks’ Slump Continues In 5-4 Loss To Flames

T.J. Brodie scored at 2:26 of the extra session Tuesday night to lead Flames to a 5-4 win over the slumping Blackhawks, whose overtime record fell to 0-6 this season.

01/29/2014

Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks ends up on his back between Michael Frolik #67 and Al Montoya #35 of the Winnipeg Jets after trying to shoot at the United Center on January 26, 2014  in Chicago, Illinois. The Jets defeated the Blackhawks 3-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Drop 3rd Straight In 3-1 Loss To Jets

Al Montoya made 34 saves in his first win in his hometown and Andrew Ladd scored his 150th goal, leading the Winnipeg Jets to a 3-1 victory over the slumping Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.

01/27/2014

Partick Sharp #10, Jonathan Toews #19, Marian Hossa #81, Brent Seabrook #7 and Duncan Keith #2 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate Toews second period goal against the Edmonton Oilers at the United Center on January 12, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Snap Skid, Top Oilers 5-3

Marian Hossa had a power-play goal and an assist on his 35th birthday, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-3 on Sunday night to end a three-game losing streak.

01/12/2014

Duncan Keith

Keith’s PP Goal The Difference In Blackhawks’ 5-4 Win Over Oilers

Marcus Kruger scored the tiebreaking goal with 8:16 left in the third period, Duncan Keith added a power-play goal 1:55 later and the Blackhawks beat Edmonton 5-4 for their third straight victory.

11/11/2013

Ben Smith

Blackhawks Re-Sign Bollig, Smith To 2-Year Deals

The Blackhawks re-signed forwards Brandon Bollig and Ben Smith to two-year contracts, bringing back two pieces who figure to be contributors next season.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2012

Ben Smith #28 of the Chicago Blackhawks controls the puck against the New York Islanders at the United Center on December 2, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Islanders 5-4 in a shootout.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hawks’ Smith Out For Season With Hernia, Hip Injury

Blackhawks forward Ben Smith will miss the rest of the season after suffering a hernia and a cartilage tear in his hip.

670 The Score–03/08/2012

Ben Smith

Smith Recalled As Carcillo Goes On IR

The Blackhawks called up Ben Smith from Rockford Tuesday after officially placing Daniel Carcillo on injured reserve.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2012

Marcus Kruger. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Activate Kruger, Send Down Smith

The Blackhawks activated forward Marcus Kruger from injured reserve Friday and sent Ben Smith to Rockford.

CBS Chicago–01/13/2012

Ben Smith

Blackhawks Assign Ben Smith To Rockford

The Blackhawks assigned Ben Smith to the Rockford IceHogs Monday.

CBS Chicago–12/12/2011

Patrick Sharp

Sharp To Return To Practice Friday; Stalberg Out 3 Weeks

Patrick Sharp is expected to return to practice Friday after missing all of training camp so far with an appendectomy.

CBS Chicago–09/29/2011

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Sami Lepisto (20) and goalie Corey Crawford (50) watch for the puck during a Detroit Red Wings powerplay in the first period of an NHL preseason hockey game in Chicago on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Cherney)

Hossa Helps Blackhawks Beat Red Wings

CHICAGO (AP) — Marian Hossa broke a tie with a 5-on-3 power-play goal midway through the third period and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied to beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 on Wednesday night in exhibition […]

CBS Chicago–09/28/2011

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