On negotiations with the Blackhawks on a new contract extension, Sharp said there was nothing new to report. “I like Chicago. I want to stay there,” Sharp told TBNewswire.com. “I’m pretty sure they’d like to keep me as well. We’ll see how things play out.”
–According to the Blackhawks’ roster page at ChicagoBlackhawks.com, Ben Smith has changed his number from #57 to #28…. Alexander Salak will wear #53…. Sami Lepisto does not have a number at this point… In case you missed numbers on the other new Hawks; Steve Montador is #5… Sean O’Donnell is #6… Daniel Carcillo is #13… Andrew Brunette is #15… and Jamal Mayers is #22.