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Shaw not traveling with ‘Hawks after wild game vs. Dallas

Dec 4, 2013, 3:33 PM EDT

On Wednesday, the Blackhawks announced that Andrew Shaw and Michal Handzus weren’t traveling with the club and would miss tomorrow’s game in Minnesota.

For Shaw, the development comes less than 24 hours after an intense affair against the Dallas Stars. Late in the first period, Shaw engaged in a wild fight with Stars forward Antoine Roussel:

Then, late in the third period, Shaw took a big hit from Dallas defenseman Brenden Dillon (captured here):


As for Handzus, he was scratched from last night’s contest due to an illness, so skipping the trip to Minnesota isn’t a huge surprise.

With Handzus and Shaw out, the ‘Hawks have recalled Jeremy Morin and Joakim Nordstrom from AHL Rockford.

  1. joey4id - Dec 4, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    That was a monster hit. Wow!

    • blackhawksdynasty - Dec 5, 2013 at 12:28 PM

      Shaw hit his head on the ice when he landed and said felt “a little dazed.” Better petition for softer ice to prevent concussions, eh? Oh, wait, he wasn’t hurt in his spirited fight, so all’s well, right?

      • joey4id - Dec 5, 2013 at 12:40 PM

        The risks of getting concussed during the course of the game are present enough that we don’t need to elevate the risks that they occur during a none hockey play after the whistle. Finally! There you go! Now you’re getting it.

  2. muckleflugga - Dec 4, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    shaw thought he’d go play with the big boys…blackhawks’ newly minted and bonded in blood enforcer, tremors felt league-wide

    gotta feel for the boy, seemingly a decent enough sort…hardly qualified to go full silver back

    can you spell guzzled…?

    • intruudir - Dec 5, 2013 at 2:21 PM

      yeah right, big boys that are 14 points out of the conference league already this early in the season.
      big loosers maybe……lmao

  3. esracerx46 - Dec 4, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    I worry about the style Andrew Shaw plays, how long of a career he has. The kid is 5′-10″, absolutely fearless, with a little crazy as well. Full of piss and vinegar.

    • hammerhead5573 - Dec 4, 2013 at 7:42 PM

      Agreed. if you saw him though when he first came up, he wanted to fight everything in front of him. I remember reading somewhere that in the playoffs last year, one of his team mates told him, you don’t have to fight to punch someone in the mouth. He has settled down somewhat but that’s the equivalent of a hyena bringing it down to the level of a pit bull. In other words, not settled down enough for his own longevity. Still love the guy though.

      • esracerx46 - Dec 4, 2013 at 9:28 PM

        I remember his first NHL game. Two thirds of a Gordie Howe hat trick I believe. I can’t remember who he fought then but he was outclassed, yet held his own. Respect the hell out of him. He was supposed to be Carcillo esque, but he’s not nearly as dumb as guerrilla salad.

    • intruudir - Dec 5, 2013 at 2:28 PM

      So true…I saw some photos of him with a tight fitting shirt on. He was standing next to my son who was helping him at an autograph session with a meet and greet. While it was obvious that he was in great shape it was also obvious that he is not a very big or apposing player.

      What great heart…I hope that he couples that great heart with some common sense so that he can better benefit the team and his career.

  4. darksidecowboy - Dec 4, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Between Rousell and Dillon Shaw had a rough night.

    • comeonnowguys - Dec 5, 2013 at 3:52 PM

      Dillon hit maybe. Not so much with Roussel. But you keep trying to sell that, big guy.

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