Andrew Desjardins C CHI 1 week ago

Desjardins (illness) returned to practice Wednesday, Eric Lear of Blackhawks TV reports.

Desjardins had missed the last two practices while battling flu-like symptoms, but the ailment was never considered serious, and his presence on the ice Wednesday is an indication that he should be good to go going forward.

Andrew Desjardins C CHI 2 weeks ago

Desjardins missed Sunday's practice due to an illness, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.

Desjardins' illness isn't believed to be anything serious, so it shouldn't really cost him any time. Holding him out of practice was likely a precaution to prevent others from catching it, but he should have plenty of time to recover before the Blackhawks play again.

Andrew Desjardins C CHI 1 month ago

Dejardins will return to the lineup on Thursday as the fourth-line center in replacing Marcus Kruger who is out with an illness, ESPN Chicago reports.

Dejardins has been averaging about 13 to 14 minutes when he has been in the lineup recently for the Blackhawks. He was a healthy scratch on Tuesday against the Wild. Dejardins has two assists in 11 games since being acquired from the San Jose Sharks on March 1. The trade was a change of scenery swap as the Blackhawks sent Ben Smith to the Sharks. Smith has been more productive with two goals and three assists for San Jose; but if Dejardins gives the Hawks some production in the Stanley Cup playoffs, it will be considered a useful swap.

Andrew Desjardins C CHI 2 months ago

Desjardins will be in the lineup on Saturday against his old team, the Sharks, as the Blackhawks use him to fill the spot of Joakim Nordstrom, who was suspended for two games for an illegal hit in Thursday's contest, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Desjardins had been a healthy scratch for the previous two games after making his debut on March 6 for the Blackhawks after the trade with the Sharks.

Andrew Desjardins C CHI 2 months ago

Desjardins was limited in minutes (a little more than 9 minutes) in his Chicago debut on Friday, but showed some toughness with seven hits in that span in the Blackhawks shootout victory over the Oilers.

Desjardins had two shots on goal and he probably will be on the ice on Sunday against the Rangers as the Blackhawks' coaching staff continues to evaluate what they got in the trade with the Sharks. With Desjardins on the ice, he is taking away ice time from veteran Daniel Carcillo and rookie Teuvo Teravainen who were both healthy scratches on Friday.

Andrew Desjardins C CHI 3 months ago

Desjardins, who was acquired from the Sharks on Monday in a deadline deal, is expected to be on the ice for the Blackhawks on Friday against the Oilers, ESPN Chicago reports.

Desjardins will most likely be on the fourth line. With Desjardins expected to be in the lineup on Friday, Teuvo Teravainen would not suit up. The Blackhawks are hoping that a change of scenery will do the trick for Desjardins who had only eight points in 56 games for the Sharks.

Andrew Desjardins C CHI 3 months ago

Desjardins was acquired from the Sharks in exchange for forward Ben Smith, Mark Spector of Sportsnet reports.

The Sharks and Blackhawks will swap fourth-line centers in what amounts to a change-of-scenery deal for both players. Desjardins has only produced eight points in 56 games with the Sharks and shouldn't see much of a spike or dip in his already limited fantasy value with his new organization.

Andrew Desjardins C CHI 3 months ago

Desjardins' two goals early in the second period Thursday helped chase opposing goalie Kari Lehtonen in an eventual 5-2 win over the Stars.Desjardins doesn't contribute much offense, generally, as he's usually relied upon for his physical play. Thursday's four shots on goal represent his season high, and he only has eight points to show for 54 games this year.

Andrew Desjardins C CHI 4 months ago

Desjardins (personal) returned to practice Wednesday, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.

Desjardins, who missed Tuesday's contest against the Coyotes to be with his wife, who was expecting the couple's first child, thus appears on track to return to the Sharks' lineup Thursday against the Maple Leafs.

Andrew Desjardins C CHI 4 months ago

Desjardins (personal) was absent from the Sharks' morning skate and appears unlikely to play Thursday in Arizona, Curtis Pashelka of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Desjardins was away from the team to be with his wife for the birth of the couple's child. There's been no indication yet that the fourth-liner has been ruled out for Tuesday's game, but that will more than likely be the case unless Desjardins decides to hop a flight to Arizona in time for the game. Instead, he'll likely take the entire day off to be with his family before making a probable return to action Thursday versus the Maple Leafs.