Chicago Blackhawks goalie Lehner injured at practice
Chicago Blackhawks goalie Robin Lehner left the ice with an undisclosed injury during practice Tuesday at Fifth Third Bank Arena and didn't return.
Coach Jeremy Colliton didn't have an update afterward, saying only: "I don't think it's a serious thing, but obviously serious enough that he had to leave."
Corey Crawford and Collin Delia finished practice in net.
In other injury news, forwards Kirby Dach (concussion) and John Quenneville (hip) took part in individual on-ice drills. Colliton said both players are closer to skating with the team.
Shaking up the lines
Jeremy Colliton mixed up the forward lines at practice the last two days, moving Drake Caggiula up to play with Jonathan Toews and Alex Nylander, and sliding Patrick Kane down to play with Dylan Strome and Alex DeBrincat.
Caggiula was particularly impressive skating with Toews and Kane last season, but he suffered a concussion Feb. 27 that kept him out of the lineup for a month.
"He can play with anyone," Colliton said. "He does the hard work. He wins a lot of races, wins a lot of puck battles. Gets into a lot of battles.
"I think that's sometimes overlooked. You've got to get there to create them. Whether it's just winning a race or putting pressure on the puck it allows us to get a forecheck going. He recovers a lot of those pucks and then all of a sudden we're creating offense out of it."
Last chance for some
Wednesday's preseason game against Washington at the United Center will be the last chance for players such as defensemen Carl Dahlstrom and Slater Koekkoek to prove they belong in the NHL.
Forwards Brendan Perlini, Anton Wedin and Aleksi Saarela also could all use strong performances.
"There are going to be changes throughout the year, so we tell these guys, 'You build a body of work and ultimately you earn what you get,' " Jeremy Colliton said. "We haven't set the lineup yet, but those guys who would consider themselves bubble guys, of course it's a chance to leave one more impression."