Monday’s Dump & Chase: Chicago Week

Predators to play three crucial games against the Blackhawks.

Nashville Predators News

Predators aim to stay perfect vs. Blackhawks -

The Chicago Blackhawks and Nashville Predators will face each other three times in a row starting Monday night in Nashville, then continuing Wednesday and Friday with meetings in Chicago.

Around Hockey

NHL to closely monitor teams taking advantage of LTIR cap advantages -

Seventeen of the league’s 31 teams are currently utilizing LTIR to relieve cap space. But with the regular season winding down, the NHL is going to be monitoring those activities more closely.

Patrick Marleau set to break Gordie Howe’s games record -

For Patrick Marleau, the best part about Monday night when he is set to surpass Gordie Howe’s record for most games played in NHL history will be the same as it has been for the previous 1,767 games.

Werenski out for season for Blue Jackets with sports hernia -

Good thing Blue Jackets Head Coach John Tortorella is so well known for not grinding the bodies of his players into dust.

Oh wait.

Chicago Blackhawks prospect updates: Alex Nylander skates; Boqvist, de Haan still day-to-day - Second City Hockey

On a relatively quiet Sunday for the Blackhawks ahead of next week’s games against Nashville, news broke of another long-injured player returning to the ice. Blackhawks forward Alex Nylander had practiced for the first time this season since having knee surgery in December.

After two seasons at Wisconsin, Holloway leaves Badgers, signs NHL contract with Edmonton | College Hockey |

Wisconsin sophomore forward Dylan Holloway signed with the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers on Friday, giving up the last two years of his NCAA eligibility.