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Blackhawks Daily: Latest on Lucic; Hawks Power Play Changes

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Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic is out indefinitely as he went to to court and pleaded not guilty to domestic assault and battery. Beyond that though, Lucic entered the NHL/NHLPA assistance program, confirmed by the Boston Bruins to Boston Hockey Now.

Back on the ice, the Detroit Red Wings and New Jersey Devils are playing Wednesday night and changes are absolutely afoot. Alex Lyon not only gets the start, but Joe Veleno, who has been a third or fourth line forward, is going to the top line with Dylan Larkin and Lucas Raymond. Meanwhile, Devils captain Nico Hischier will be traveling the team but won’t play in Wednesday’s game.

On the home front, the Blackhawks are trying to snap a four-game losing streak and doing so against a foe struggling more–the Columbus Blue Jackets. Their counter? The top power play line now features a number of the young core hoping to move the Blackhawks out of a rebuild.

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  • Who’s a stud? Well, it’s one of the guys moved up to the Blackhawks top power play line in hopes they finally break through
  • The Blackhawks prospects continue to produce at a high clip
  • The situation in Columbus is pretty crazy with Patrik Laine. Maybe, just maybe, the Blackhawks could make a call and take advantage of the situation

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