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Cracknell's back ... and the Wolves are thankful

Cracknell's back ... and the Wolves are thankful
Adam Cracknell joked Thursday night about being accepted again by Chicago hockey fans, especially the ones who cheer for the Wolves. Fresh from the disappointment of the St. Louis Blues truncated Stanley Cup run, Cracknell turned his attention to pursuit of the Calder Cup. And he did it in a big way. Cracknell scored a... Read more »

Wolves looking to get the jump on Amerks

Wolves looking to get the jump on Amerks
In a very real sense, the Chicago Wolves are fortunate to be tied in their Western Conference quarterfinals series against the Rochester Americans. The teams split a pair of games last weekend in Rochester, N.Y., to open the best-of-5 series that continues tonight at Allstate Arena. In both games, the Wolves trailed 3-1. They were... Read more »

Jaskin returns "home" in time for Wolves postseason

Jaskin returns "home" in time for Wolves postseason
The timing couldn’t have been better for Dmitrij Jaskin to rejoin the Chicago Wolves last week. Well, maybe a little better considering he had to fly from St. Louis to Chicago and then jump on Wolves owners to Rochester, N.Y., all in the same day in order to suit up for Friday’s Calder Cup playoff... Read more »
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Looking back at Wolves season ahead of Calder Cup opener

Looking back at Wolves season ahead of Calder Cup opener
In what has to be one of the more improbable feats in the AHL this year, the Wolves managed to chase down the Grand Rapids Griffins to win the Midwest Division on the season’s final day. The Griffins had spent the previous 167 days in first place, only to see it slip away with two... Read more »

Rattie, Cundari back in Wolves fold, Chelios shines in debut

Rattie, Cundari back in Wolves fold, Chelios shines in debut
It was just a taste–maybe more like a sip–but Wolves rookie Ty Rattie is grateful for his first NHL experience. Rattie made his Blues debut in Dallas last Friday, and played again in the Blues’ season-finale Sunday against Detroit before rejoining the Wolves on Monday. Rattie’s performance in the two games was rather nondescript–no points,... Read more »

Wolves lose Cundari, gain a Chelios in blue-line shuffle

Wolves lose Cundari, gain a Chelios in blue-line shuffle
Mark Cundari was a bit frustrated after he and his Wolves teammates couldn’t solve Milwaukee goalie Scott Darling on Tuesday night. That frustration was all but forgotten in the moments following the game when he learned the Calgary Flames recalled him to the NHL. “Hopefully I can get in the lineup and make a difference... Read more »
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Return to Wolves lineup brings relief for Andronov

Return to Wolves lineup brings relief for Andronov
The Chicago Wolves locker room area at Allstate Arena wasn’t the happiest of places Sunday evening, not after the team lost its second game in as many days to the Texas Stars. Yet, left wing Sergey Andronov managed to sound rather upbeat when discussing his play. Of course, Andronov can be forgiven if his enthusiasm... Read more »

Cannone shows some flair in return to Wolves lineup

Cannone shows some flair in return to Wolves lineup
Six weeks was a long time for Pat Cannone to sit and watch the Chicago Wolves play games without him. A broken right hand suffered in a Jan. 21 game at Utica kept Cannone on the periphery as the Wolves continued their turnaround season that now has them sitting in fourth place in the Western... Read more »

Despite success, Wolves still seeking the right mix

Despite success, Wolves still seeking the right mix
The victories keep coming for the Chicago Wolves. And so do the roster moves. On Wednesday, the Wolves acquired defenseman Joe Corvo on loan from the NHL’s Ottawa Senators, a transaction that came only four days after the Wolves received two players for trading Mark Mancari to the Florida Panthers. “It happens a lot, but... Read more »
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Injuries starting to pile up for Wolves

Injuries starting to pile up for Wolves
When Cade Fairchild went down to the ice just after being struck in the face with a puck, it looked to be a serious eye injury for the Chicago Wolves defenseman. Fairchild caught the puck flush in his right eye along the boards in front of the Wolves’ penalty box. He stayed down on the... Read more »
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    Paul LaTour enters his fourth full season covering the Wolves for the Chicago Tribune. A freelance writer based in Aurora, LaTour previously worked as a sportswriter for the Naperville Sun after similar jobs in Texas and Colorado. On Jan. 18, 1968, his mother went into labor at a high school hockey game in Duluth, Minn., and gave birth to him early the next day. He's been hooked on hockey ever since.

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