Brad Richards C CHI 20 Hrs

Richards will not be in the lineup on Sunday night against Toronto with an upper-body injury and is considered day-to-day, CSN Chicago reports.

There is no word when Richards suffered the injury as it was not apparent in Saturday night's loss to Columbus. Richards has six goals and 12 assists in 32 games and is behind last season's totals of 20 goals and 31 assists in 82 games with the Rangers.

Brad Richards C CHI 18 Days

Richards added an assist on Wednesday night to his resume to stretch his point streak to three games where he has accumulated three goals and two assists for the Blackhawks.

After taking almost the first two months to get adjusted to his new team in Chicago, Richards appears to have settled in on the second line with Patrick Kane and Kris Versteeg. Even with the slow start Richards could match his numbers of last season where he had 20 goals and 31 assists in 82 games for the Rangers. With the assist against the Blues, he has six goals and 11 assists for the Blackhawks in 25 games. Chicago takes on Montreal on Friday and Richards has 10 goals and 14 assists in 41 games played in his career against the Habs.

Brad Richards C CHI 23 Days

Richards scored two goals, including the game-winner, in a 4-1 win over the Kings on Saturday.

Richards now has four points in his past two games and establishing some chemistry with winger Kris Versteeg. Though Richards is still struggling in the faceoff dot, Richards has provided some depth scoring for Chicago, who are still without Patrick Sharp. Richards now has 16 points in 24 games this season. While he's no longer an elite center, he can still provide a little bit of offense.

Brad Richards C CHI 24 Days

Richards scored his fourth goal of the season and added an assist in Friday's win over Anaheim.

Richards is now up to four goals and 14 points in 23 games, to go with a plus-5 rating. Playing on the second line alongside Patrick Kane, Richards should continue producing at a decent pace. His 90-point days are over, but he could still be a 50-point guy on a high-scoring Chicago team.

Brad Richards C CHI 1 Month

Richards picked up two assists and had five shots on goal in his 1,000th NHL game Sunday against Dallas.

Richards has put up some nice production of late, tallying two goals and six points in his last six games. Currently centering the second line and playing on the top power-play unit, there is no reason the former Ranger can't continue to produce. He's starting to find a home in the Windy City.

Brad Richards C CHI 2 Months

Richards tallied his first goal of the season in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Maple Leafs.

Richards has scored four of his five points on the season over the last five games, but that hasn't changed the fact that he's been a disappointment to date. He was expected to challenge for the second-line center role in training camp, but it appears the Blackhawks have settled on Andrew Shaw at that spot for the time being.

Brad Richards C CHI 2 Months

Richards, who was signed as a free agent during the summer, registered an assist, his first point as a Chicago Blackhawk on Tuesday in the squad's 4-0 win over the Flyers.

The Blackhawks are looking for Richards to be on par with what he tallied last season, 20 goals and 31 assists in 82 games, but more importantly they wanted him to fill a much-needed center spot in the lineup especially in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Brad Richards C CHI 3 Months

Richards is expected to start the season as the Blackhawks' third line center, CSN Chicago reports.

While it may not sound like good news at fist, the move doesn't really hurt Richards' fantasy projections. He'll still be playing alongside talented wingers in Kris Versteeg and Bryan Bickell, and should get a chance to face much softer competition than he did as a top line center last season in New York. Also, Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville has shown a tendency to use his third line as another scoring line, rather than a checking line like most coaches. If the Hawks can consistently match Richards' unit up against opponents' bottom defensive pairings, his fantasy production could benefit.

Brad Richards C CHI 3 Months

Richards has been quarterbacking the Blackhawks' second power-play unit the last two days of practice, CSNChicago.com's Tracey Myers reports.

Assuming coach Joel Quenneville proceeds with the arrangement once the regular season starts, Richards will effectively replace defenseman Nick Leddy as the point man on the second unit. While Richards won't have the luxury of working with stars Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane on the power play, the Blackhawks are still flush with other talent at forward, which should create plenty of scoring opportunities.

Brad Richards C CHI 5 Months

As a youngster, Brad Richards dreamed about joining the Chicago Blackhawks -- but as a goalie.

When he was growing up, his idol was then-Chicago goalie Ed Belfour. "I always wanted to be a goalie, but my dad, Glen, would never let me," Richards was quoted as saying. "He played goalie a bit himself, but he wouldn't have it. I liked all the equipment, the gear, and whenever he wasn't around, I was a goalie in street hockey. But he wouldn't allow it, and I cried my eyes out when he said no." Part of Richards' dream has come true, as he recently agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract with the Hawks. But the club expects him to fill the void at second-line center next season.