The big news?
Goaltender Antti Niemi will start his fifth consecutive game Tuesday against the New York Islanders.
The injury news?
Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said there is a good chance John Madden (lower body) will play against the Islanders.
The trade news?
The Hawks acquired defenseman Danny Richmond and goalie Hannu Toivonen from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for goalie Joe Fallon. Both players were assigned to Rockford (AHL).
"Hannu and Danny will add great depth to our Rockford team and will have an immediate impact on their roster," Hawks GM Stan Bowman said. "I am happy with this move because it bolsters what is already a strong IceHogs lineup."