Niklas Hjalmarsson D CHI 2 days ago

Hjalmarsson potted his third goal of the season and finished with a plus-3 rating in Monday's 4-1 win over the Kings.

Hjalmarsson suffered a hand injury in Friday's contest but was able to return to the ice without missing any game action, and has shown no lingering effects as the 27-year-old has recorded a point in both contests since sustaining the injury. The defenseman has just 18 points, but sports an impressive plus-24 rating on the year.

Niklas Hjalmarsson D CHI 3 days ago

Hjalmarsson (hand) will play Sunday against the Jets, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Hjalmarsson suffered the hand injury Friday, but coach Joel Quenneville indicated he didn't believe it was serious. That appears to be the case, as he'll return to the lineup Sunday without missing any games.

Niklas Hjalmarsson D CHI 5 days ago

Hjalmarsson suffered a hand injury in the third period of Friday's loss to the Blue Jackets, ESPN Chicago reports.

Head coach Joel Quenneville did not think Hjalmarsson's injury was serious, so he will have a chance to play in the Blackhawks' next game Sunday against the Jets.

Niklas Hjalmarsson D CHI 2 weeks ago

Hjalmarsson picked up an assist on Marian Hossa's empty-net tally in Saturday's win over the Sharks.

Hjalmarsson got his regular defensive partner in Johnny Oduya back earlier in the week, enabling the duo to reprise their shutdown act over the season's final month. Neither player is typically much of a threat offensively, so don't expect Hjalmarsson to parlay Saturday's assist into something more. With 14 points in 68 games, Hjalmarsson as on track to fall well short of the career-best 26 points he provided in 2013-14.

Niklas Hjalmarsson D CHI 1 month ago

Hjalmarsson scored his second goal of the season in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Penguins.Hjalmarsson carried a 10 game pointless drought into Sunday's contest, though it was just one of many lengthy cold spells for the blueliner this season. With just 12 points on the year, his fantasy value in conventional formats extends only to the deepest formats.

Niklas Hjalmarsson D CHI 3 months ago

Hjalmarsson scored his first point since Dec. 14 on Sunday, recording an assist in the Blackhawks' 5-4 win over the Stars.

The blueliner has already noticed pointless skids of seven, eight and nine games this season, limiting his usefulness outside of specialty formats. He's worth stashing only for help in blocks and in stabilizing plus/minus and TOI.

Niklas Hjalmarsson D CHI 5 months ago

Hjalmarsson scored his first goal of the season, was a plus-3, and logged a game-high 25:32 of ice time in Sunday's win over San Jose.

A terrific outing for Hjalmarsson, who now has four points in 15 games on the season. His offensive totals are never spectacular, but he logs heavy minutes and is a great defensive player. Hjalmarsson could come close to surpassing the career-high four goals and 26 points he notched in 2013-14.

Niklas Hjalmarsson D CHI 5 months ago

Hjalmarsson tallied an assist, ending a streak of eight consecutive games without a point, in Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Canadiens.

Hjalmarsson set a career high with 26 points last season, but hasn't had the same success so far this year with just a trio of assists and no goals. He's averaging more ice time than he ever has, so more points will likely come eventually but for now the production hasn't been there.

Niklas Hjalmarsson D CHI 10 months ago

Niklas Hjalmarsson, who has been a rock on the Blackhawk blueline, believes that the Western Conference finals had to be decided by a Game 7.

Hjalmarsson is looking forward to Sunday's contest indicating this is why he plays hockey. "I really think this series deserved a Game 7, and I think the crowd deserved it, too. And I think it's going to be a great finish to a great series," Hjalmarsson said. "Hopefully we'll be the winner out of this one, but it's been some really good hockey that's been playing in these games, definitely." As we've said before, don't miss this one. It starts at 8:00 pm ET.

Niklas Hjalmarsson D CHI 10 months ago

If we asked you which of the current Chicago defensemen has played the most post-season games we imagine Niklas Hjalmarsson would not be your answer.

Most might have said Duncan Keith or perhaps Brent Seabrook. Well, as you might have guessed by now, Hjalmarsson is the correct answer. The underated rearguard has 89 playoff games under his belt to Keith's 88 and Seabrook's 84. Typical of Hjalmarsson, he is under the radar once again.