Blackhawks Seeking To Snap Skid Hosting Stars

Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg has said on Wednesday that Kris Dunn is still a ways away from getting back on the court. Dunn was able to practice with the G league Tuesday. Lauri Markkanen is to return tonight against the Timberwolves.

 

Yolmer Sanchez has beaten the White Sox in salary arbitration. He gates a raise from $546,000 last season to 2.35 million this year. The team had originally offered him 2.1 million. Sanchez set a career best last year with a 267 average, 12 homeruns, and 59 RBIs along with a 319 on base percentage.

 

The Blackhawks host Dallas tonight. Chicago is trying to snap a three game losing skid and the Stars have won three in row.

Flames Snuff Out Chicago In Final Minutes

Michael Stone scored with 3:30 left on a shot that appeared to be tipped by Johnny Gaudreau when the Flames beat the Blackhawks 3-2 on Tuesday night. Dougie Hamilton and Sean Monahan also scored for Calgary. Mike Smith had 34 saves in net for the Flames. Alex DeBrincat and Patrick Kane had goals for Chicago, they’ve dropped to 24-21-8 overall. They’ve now lost three in a row even though Jeff Glass finished with 20 saves in net. The Blackhawks are hosting the Dallas Stars on Thursday.

 

The Chicago Bulls are gearing up for a couple of home games this weekend. They are hosting the Minnesota Timberwolves this Friday then welcome the Washington Wizards this Saturday night. Kris Dunn is still on the mend from his injury but is looking to return to the court this weekend.

Blackhawks Looking To Cool Down The Flames

Bogdan Bogdanovic made a tie breaking three pointer in the last 52 seconds of the game helping the Kings rally to beat the Bulls 104-98 last night. The Kings scored just 9 points in the first quarter, trailed as many as 21 points and were down by 7 points but rallied to complete a season sweep of Chicago. Zach LaVine had 27 points, Justin Holiday added 20 points for the Bulls, but they’ve lost seven games in a row now. Robin Lopez was ejected from the game after back to back technical fouls. He tossed a chair after being told to leave after the second quarter. Lauri Markkanen was out this game due to the birth of his child, Kris Dunn is showing improvement from his injury he suffered in January and hopefully will be on the court soon.

 

The Blackhawks host the Calgary Flames tonight at the United Center. Rookie Jeff Glass is scheduled to be in the net tonight.

Bulls Seeking To Snap Skid In Sacramento

The Chicago Bulls are looking to snap a six game losing skid tonight when they face the Sacramento Kings. Chicago is 18-34 over all going into tonight’s game. Lauri Markkanen is continuing his personal leave due a birth of a child. With the NBA trade deadline approaching it seems that Robin Lopez is on the block. No big surprise as that every veteran on the Bulls is fair game. Reports also say that Chicago will wave Tony Allen if he is not traded and that Jameer Nelson’s future is also up in the air.

 

Chicago Blackhawks had an on ice workout on Saturday night after being out for many weeks due to an upper body injury. He last played on December 25, his return to the lineup is still iffy. Chicago has lost two in a row and will host the Calgary Flames tomorrow night. Over all the Blackhawks record is 24-20-8 and sit at the bottom of the central division.

Bulls Make Trade With Pelicans

The Chicago Bulls have traded Nikola Mirotic to the Pelicans in return for Omer Asik. The deal comes a week after DeMarcus Cousins of New Orleans, injured his achilles. Mirotic averaged 17 points a game and also had locker room troubles at the beginning of the season with Bobby Portis.

 

The Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long indicated on twitter that he has completed his final off season surgery. He posted that he is on the mend and his hopeful for a return.

 

The Vancouver Canucks beat the Blackhawks last night 4-2. Chicago is visiting the Calgary Flames tomorrow evening.

42 Saves For Forsberg In Blackhawks Victory

Anton Forsberg made had his career’s best last night with 42 saves in net helping the Blackhawks win over the Predators 2-1. Chicago is last in the division and need a great finish to make it to the playoffs. Vinnie Hinostroza had a goal and an assist, David Kampf also had a goal for Chicago.

 

Kris Dunn remains out with a concussion and now won’t travel to Portland for tonight’s game. Lauri Markkanen is out due to personal reasons. Nikola Mirotic will travel with team despite battling a leg injury. The Bulls have an 18-32 record on the season going into this game.

Still No Timeline For Kris Dunn’s Return

The Chicago Bulls still don’t have a timeline on when guard Kris Dunn will be returning but he will be with the team on their upcoming road trip. Chicago visits the Blazers tomorrow night. Nikola Mirotic has a leg strain and the Bulls are keeping a cautious eye on his progress.

 

The Blackhawks have Anton Forsberg in the net tonight when they face the Predators. Forsberg was in the net when Chicago topped the Red Wings 5-2 before the all-star break and he is 4-7-3 this season. Corey Crawford will not be traveling with the team to Nashville but possible for later this week. Coach Quenneville says he will be returning to the ice this season.

 

Blackhawks Visit Nashville After All-Star Game

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points for the Bucks as they topped the Bulls 110-96 yesterday afternoon. The all star forward added 8 assists and 9 rebounds to help the Bucks improve to 3-0 since Joe Prunty took over the head coach position after Jason Kidd left the team. Khris Middleton had 20 points and 7 rebounds while Jason Terry came off the bench to score a season high 12 points. Denzel Valentine scored 18 points for the Bulls and Lauri Markkanen had 17 points. Chicago does not have a timeline on the return of Kris Dunn. The Bulls are visiting Portland this Wednesday.

 

The Pacific Division won the NHL’s all star game. Duck’s forward Rickard Rakell scored twice as the Pacific defeated the Atlantic Division 5-2 in the final. The regular season resumes for the Chicago Blackhawks when they face Nashville on Tuesday.

Blackhawks Seeking Redemption In Detroit After Loss

The 76ers won for the seventh time in ten games, Ben Simmons with his fifth triple double of the season in a 115-101 victory over the Bulls. Simmons had 19 points, 17 rebounds and 14 assists helping Philly to a record of 23-21 overall this season. Bobby Portis lead the Bulls with 22 points and Zach LaVine had 21 points. Chicago has lost two in a row and is 18-30 overall.

 

William Nylander with the penalty shot goal six seconds into overtime lifting the Leafs to a 3-2 win over the Blackhawks. Chicago has lost three in a row but they’ll attempt to right the ship tonight in Detroit when they face the Red Wings

Blackhawks Host Toronto Trying To Snap Slump

The Chicago Blackhawks are playing host to the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight. Goaltender Jeff Glass is getting the start for Chicago even though he gave up two goals to the Lightning in a shutout game 2-0 but he did well making 29 stops. Corey Crawford worked out off the ice yesterday and Coach Quenneville says once they get him on the ice the trainers can make a better assessment on when he will return.

 

The Bulls coming off of a 132-128 double overtime loss to the New Orleans Pelicans are visiting the  Philadelphia 76ers tonight.The Bulls are going into this game with a 18-29 overall record this season.