Red Wings-Blackhawks morning skate Tweets: Wings appear to skip morning skate; Hawks stack lineup

The Detroit Red Wings host the Chicago Blackhawks this evening (7:30 PM EDT on Bally Sports Detroit/NBC Sports Chicago), with the Red Wings looking to rebound from yesterday’s ugly loss to Pittsburgh as they entertain the plucky Blackhawks.

The Red Wings must not have held a morning skate today, because the Blackhawks’ press corps Tweeted out the following at 11 AM EDT:

Third week of Blackhawks training camp beginning on this gloomy Monday— Ben Pope (@BenPopeCST) October 4, 2021

Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill did hold a media availability after the Wings were supposed to skate, as noted by The Athletic’s Max Bultman:

Here’s Jeff Blashill on Bertuzzi and why he hasn’t yet played this preseason:— Max Bultman (@m_bultman) October 4, 2021

Here’s the coach on video:

Then the Hawks released their lineup for tonight’s game:

Notable #Blackhawks playing at Detroit:
Fs Jonathan Toews, Dominik Kubalik, Alex DeBrincat, Adam Gaudette, Patrick Kane, Tyler Johnson
Defense: Seth Jones, Connor Murphy, Jake McCabe, Calvin de Haan, Caleb Jones
Goalie: Marc-Andre Fleury

No messing around tonight.— John Dietz (@johndietzdh) October 4, 2021’s Carter Baum confirms the Hawks’ lineup:



8 – Dominik Kubalik
11 – Adam Gaudette
12 – Alex DeBrincat
13 – Henrik Borgstrom
19 – Jonathan Toews
22 – Ryan Carpenter
23 – Philipp Kurashev
38 – Brandon Hagel
58 – MacKenzie Entwistle
86 – Mike Hardman
88 – Patrick Kane
90 – Tyler Johnson


4 – Seth Jones
5 – Connor Murphy
6 – Jake McCabe
41 – Isaak Phillips
44 – Calvin de Haan
76 – Jakub Galvas
82 – Caleb Jones


29 – Mac-Andre Fleury
40 – Arvid Soderblom

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