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Blackhawks set roster for preseason opener

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The Toews brothers and the battle between Ray Emery and Alexander Salak for the backup goalie spot will take center stage for the Blackhawks during their exhibition opener Tuesday night against the Edmonton Oilers in Saskatoon, Sask.

"I'm excited about the start of the camp," coach Joel Quenneville said. "Now that we're playing games, all of a sudden training camp has been flying up to this pace. Once you start playing exhibition games it seems the pace gets even faster. We've got a lot of young guys playing in the first couple games. We'll get a look at most of these guys. We've got a young lineup tomorrow so it will be nice to see these guys play in an NHL game."

Here's the roster:

Forwards: Kyle Beach, Phillip Danault, Jimmy Hayes, Marcus Kruger, Jamal Mayers, Mark McNeill, Rostislav Olesz, Brandon Saad, Ben Smith, Viktor Stalberg, David and Jonathan Toews.

Defensemen: Brian Fahey, Joe Lavin, Nick Leddy, Sami Lepisto, Steve Montador, John Scott and Ryan Stanton.

Goalies: Ray Emery, Alexander Salak

The Hawks also assigned forwards Mirko Hoefflin and Ludvig Rensfeldt and goaltenders Macmillan Carruth, Johan Mattsson and Kent Simpson to their junior clubs on Monday.

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Great to see the Hawks hit the ice.

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