For the second time in two nights, the Chicago Blackhawks will be in preseason action Tuesday against the Detroit Red Wings, and several key players will be making their exhibition slate debut in the game.
According to a list of players provided by the team, Dylan Strome, Alex DeBrincat, and Andrew Shaw will all be on the ice as the Blackhawks take on their hated rivals. The trio will skate together on the top line, according to the team’s pregame skate lines, and will give fans a glimpse of a line that could very well carry over into the regular season.
New acquisition Zack Smith will also make his debut, and goaltender Robin Lehner, who inked a one-year contract with the Blackhawks over the offseason, will start the game in Detroit, according to head coach Jeremy Colliton.
Drake Caggiula, Alexandre Fortin, Carl Dahlstrom, and Connor Murphy will all make their preseason debuts as well.
Only a handful of players will be playing again after skating on Monday night, including forwards Anton Wedin and Brendan Perlini and defenseman Slater Koekkoek.
Here are the Blackhawks’ lines, according to Blackhawks.com’s Carter Baum:
DeBrincat – Strome – Shaw
Smith – Entwistle – Caggiula
Kubalik – Nilsson – Perlini
Fortin – Johnson – Wedin
Dahlstrom – Murphy
Holm – Koekkoek
Carlsson – Krys
Aside from the NHL regulars in the lineup, another player to potentially watch for fans in the game is Dominik Kubalik, who is aiming to make the roster out of training camp. The Czech-born forward caught the attention of scouts and fans alike with his strong performance in the Swiss-A League and the 2018 Olympics, and his scoring prowess could prove hugely beneficial to a Blackhawks squad looking for some scoring depth.
Puck drop is set for 6:30 p.m.