DENVER (AP) — Semyon Varlamov stopped everything — including a hard-crashing Chicago player late in the third period.
Only, the collision took its toll: sending the Colorado goaltender flying into the net and knocking him out of the game.
Varlamov stopped 30 shots before leaving with an apparent injury, and the Avalanche continued their playoff push with a 5-0 victory over the Blackhawks on Friday night.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets had to come from behind twice Saturday night to stay in the thick of the Eastern Conference wild-card race.
Josh Anderson scored in the third period and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 31 shots to lift the up-and-down Blue Jackets to a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in front of a sellout crowd at Nationwide Arena.
A person with direct knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that the Chicago Blackhawks have placed veteran defenseman Cody Franson on waivers.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity on Monday because the Blackhawks did not announce the move made a day after Franson did not play in a 4-1 win over Edmonton. Franson had played in the four previous games after missing seven with an upper-body injury.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to a one-year contract with defenseman Ville Pokka.
Pokka spent last season with Rockford of the American Hockey League, finishing with six goals and 24 assists, but he could get a longer look from the NHL club this year. The Blackhawks traded defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson to Arizona last week, and Brian Campbell and Johnny Oduya are free agents.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have recalled forward Vinnie Hinostroza from Rockford of the American Hockey League.
Hinostroza, who is from nearby Bartlett, Illinois, has six goals and eight assists in 48 games with Chicago this season. He was sent down when the Blackhawks acquired forward Tomas Jurco in a trade with Detroit on Feb. 24.
Hinostroza, a sixth-round pick in the 2012 draft, turns 23 on Monday.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired forward Tomas Jurco in a trade with the Detroit Red Wings.
Chicago sent a third-round pick in this year's draft to Detroit for the 24-year-old Jurco, who has no points in 16 games with the Red Wings this season.
The Blackhawks also reassigned forward Vinnie Hinostroza to the minors on Friday. Hinostroza has six goals and eight assists in 48 games with the Blackhawks.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings removed forward Tomas Jurco from long-term injured reserve and recalled him from Grand Rapids of the AHL on Monday.
The 23-year-old Jurco has not played yet this season for the Red Wings because of offseason back surgery. He had four goals and two assists in 44 games for Detroit last season.
Detroit also put forward Tyler Bertuzzi and defenseman Brendan Smith on seven-day injured reserve.