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Blackhawks' probable opening night lineup vs. Stars

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With Dave Bolland and Ben Smith out with injuries, coach Joel Quenneville said the Blackhawks will likely suit up seven defensemen in their season opener against the Dallas Stars on Friday. Here's a look:

LINES
Brandon Saad - Jonathan Toews - Patrick Sharp
Andrew Brunette - Patrick Kane - Marian Hossa
Bryan Bickell - Brandon Pirri - Michael Frolik
Rostislav Olesz - Jamal Mayers

PAIRINGS
Duncan Keith - Nick Leddy
Niklas Hjalmarsson - Brent Seabrook
Sami Lepisto - Sean O'Donnell
Steve Montador

GOALIES
Corey Crawford
Ray Emery

Extra - John Scott
Suspension - Daniel Carcillo
Injured - Dave Bolland, Ben Smith, Viktor Stalberg

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