Thursday, January 04, 2018
Morning Player Notes in the Draft (Jan 4)
The Chicago Blackhawks opened up their 2018 calendar year with a win against the Rangers and they did so with a couple lineup changes, which included Patrick Sharp returning from a stint in the press box as a healthy scratch and taking his place was Richard Panik, who has already been a healthy scratch a couple of times this season. The Blackhawks can't seem to find a happy medium in their lineup these days, making all kinds of changes from game to game. I can foresee more changes, as the days go by and we'll be right on top of them.
With Sharp coming back, that gave Benson another skater game, while one was taken away from Tony's team with the scratching of Panik. I'm sure Tony would have preferred to have had his player in, since his team is trailing in the standings.