Who's ready for some hockey?
After a long summer, the Blackhawks will return to the ice on Friday for training camp and released their roster for it that will include 57 players: 30 forwards, 20 defensemen and seven goaltenders.
Corey Crawford is listed on the roster, which isn't surprising, but it's still unknown whether he'll actually be ready to participate in on-ice activities after dealing with a mysterious upper-body injury since last December. On the Blackhawks official roster page, Crawford is under the injured reserve category. But Blackhawks President & CEO John McDonough said last week that the hope is their starting goaltender will be there, a stance the organization has taken all offseason.
Brandon Davidson appears to be the only player on a professional tryout, and reportedly has a one-year offer on the table if he performs well. The 27-year-old defenseman recorded four goals, three assists, averaged 16:49 of ice time and registered 105 hits and 89 blocked shots in 51 games last season with the Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers and New York Islanders.
Check out the full roster here: