Posts tagged "Blues"

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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

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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NOTEBOOK: Wolves' McCudden realizes Olympic dream

NOTEBOOK: Wolves' McCudden realizes Olympic dream
His duties won’t be the same, but that doesn’t matter to Wolves skating and skills coach Kenny McCudden. He’s just happy to have any role with the U.S. Olympic women’s hockey team coaching staff in Sochi, Russia. McCudden, whom I wrote about last month, has worked with Team USA for 2 1/2 years performing similar... Read more »

Cundari finds instant comfort with Wolves

Cundari finds instant comfort with Wolves
Defenseman Mark Cundari may be new to Chicago Wolves fans, but he’s no stranger to 10 of his Wolves teammates. Cundari, along with fellow newcomer Adam Cracknell, played with the Peoria Rivermen in 2012-13. Near the end of the regular season, Cundari was shipped to the Calgary Flames organization as part of the deal that brought... Read more »

Wolves get good, bad news on injury front

Wolves get good, bad news on injury front
Concussions are nothing to mess with, and Chicago Wolves defenseman Joel Edmundson is well aware of that. Edmundson has been out of the Wolves lineup since suffering one against Rockford on Jan. 5. On Thursday Edmundson went through his first full-speed practice, and joined the Wolves for their three-game, five-day trip that begins this afternoon... Read more »
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WOLVES GAME DAY: Physical Marlies frustrate Wolves

WOLVES GAME DAY: Physical Marlies frustrate Wolves
Scoring more than one power-play goal in a game has been a rare accomplishment for the Chicago Wolves this season. Prior to Friday’s 3-2 overtime loss to the Toronto Marlies, the Wolves had scored multiple goals with the man advantage only three times in 37 games, pulling it off twice against the Rockford IceHogs. So... Read more »