LAST SEASON: 33-39-10, 76 points. Last place in Central Division.
COACH: Joel Quenneville (11th season, 22nd NHL season).
ADDED: G Cam Ward, F Chris Kunitz, D Brandon Manning, F Marcus Kruger.
LOST: F Vinnie Hinostroza, D Jordan Oesterle, F Patrick Sharp, G Jean-Francois Berube.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired forward Jordan Schroeder from the Columbus Blue Jackets for goaltender Jean-Francois Berube.
The 27-year-old Schroeder, a first-round pick by Vancouver in 2009, spent time last season with the Columbus and the Cleveland Monsters of the American Hockey League. Schroeder had 36 points in 48 games with Cleveland, but just two in 21 games with the Blue Jackets.
Schroeder has appeared in 165 NHL games with Vancouver, Minnesota and Columbus.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Duncan Keith and the Chicago Blackhawks did their part to spoil the St. Louis' playoff chances.
The star defenseman scored a power-play goal with 8.5 seconds left and the Blackhawks beat St. Louis 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Alex DeBrincat had a goal and an assist, Andreas Martinsen and Blake Hillman also scored, and Jean-Francois Berube made 30 saves. The Blackhawks beat the Blues for the first time in three meetings this season.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks have struggled to score since rookie Brock Boeser was shelved by a back injury.
They got some help Thursday night from an unlikely source.
Alexander Edler scored twice in his fourth career multigoal game, and the Canucks stopped a seven-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the sliding Chicago Blackhawks.
CHICAGO (AP) — Jean-Francois Berube had a good time in his return to the NHL — at the San Jose Sharks expense.
Berube made 42 saves in his first start for Chicago and the Blackhawks beat the San Jose Sharks 3-1 on Friday night.
"It was fun," Berube said. "I'm just going out there and enjoying the moment."
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have traded defenseman Ville Pokka to the Ottawa Senators for center Chris DiDomenico.
Pokka, who was acquired in the October 2014 trade that sent defenseman Nick Leddy to the New York Islanders, had four goals and 18 assists in 46 games with Rockford of the American Hockey League. The 23-year-old Pokka has yet to appear in an NHL game.
DiDomenico, 28, had six goals and four assists in 24 games with Ottawa this season. He will report to Rockford.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks placed Corey Crawford on injured reserve on Friday, sidelining one of the NHL's top goaltenders for at least a week.
It's unclear when Crawford got hurt, and the Blackhawks provided no details about the injury. The team was off Friday before playing consecutive games this weekend against Dallas and Los Angeles.
Crawford, who turns 33 on Dec. 31, has started 20 of Chicago's 25 games. He made 31 saves in Thursday night's 4-3 overtime loss to the Stars.
NEW YORK ISLANDERS
LAST SEASON: 41-29-12, 94 points. Fifth in Metropolitan Division.
COACH: Doug Weight (second season, second NHL season).
ADDED: F Jordan Eberle.
LOST: F Ryan Strome, D Travis Hamonic, G Jean-Francois Berube.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jaccob Slavin and the Carolina Hurricanes ruined the New York Islanders' awaited homecoming with an offensive barrage Monday night.
Slavin recorded his first NHL hat trick, Jeff Skinner and Justin Faulk each scored twice and Carolina beat New York 8-4 to snap the Islanders' 11-game home point streak. Slavin's third goal came late in the third period on a shot that sneaked through the legs of Thomas Greiss.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders are on quite a nice roll.
Anders Lee scored two power-play goals to lead the Islanders to a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night, giving New York its third straight win and fourth in the last five games.
"We've been keeping it simple of late," said Lee, who has four goals in two games against the Kings this season. "We've been getting shots on net and being more effective. I'll do my thing down low."
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders have placed starting goaltender Jaroslav Halak on waivers.
The team announced the move at noon Eastern on Friday. Any of the NHL's other 29 clubs could claim Halak by that same time Saturday.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Rasmus Ristolainen has just two goals this season. Both have been game-winners for the Buffalo Sabres.
The defenseman scored 42 seconds into overtime to give the Sabres a 3-2 comeback victory over the New York Islanders on Friday night.
"I love to play overtime," said Ristolainen, who also scored in the extra period in Buffalo's 4-3 victory over Edmonton on Dec. 6.