News:Jimmy Hayes has been recalled by the Blackhawks.
Analysis: This is not the first time Jimmy Hayes has been called up by the Blackhawks, as he has recorded three points in nine games this season. Hayes has had a career year with AHL Rockford, recording 25 goals in 67 games, but this seems to be nothing more than a typical end of year call up.
News:Jimmy Hayes scored the Blackhawks' first goal of the night and his first of the 2013 NHL season Monday in a victory over the Avalanche.
Analysis:Jimmy Hayes was called up recently from Rockford of the AHL, and the Blackhawks are giving him an opportunity to stick by placing him on the second line. The 23-year-old showed some promise last season, notching five goals and four assists in 31 games skated.
Hawks' Hayes Logs Almost 16 Minutes In Season Debut
News:Jimmy Hayes skated for almost 16 minutes on Thursday against the Blue Jackets as he was placed on the second line.
Analysis:Jimmy Hayes had been called-up earlier this season, but did not see the ice. Hayes was placed on the second line along with Patrick Kane and Dave Bolland, although both of those skaters saw at least a few more minutes of ice time. Hayes might be outplaying his time with Rockford of the AHL where he was tied with Jeremy Morin for the team lead in goals with 22 this season in 58 games.
News:Jimmy Hayes was recalled from AHL Rockford on Tuesday, CSN Chicago reports.
Analysis:Jimmy Hayes has practiced with the Blackhawks, but hasn't seen any time on the ice this season at the NHL level. He recorded nine points (five goals, four assists) in 31 games last season while averaging just over 10 minutes on the ice, and will likely serve in a depth-line role for the 'Hawks.
News:Jimmy Hayes was returned to Rockford of the AHL on Thursday, the Daily Herald reports.
Analysis:Jimmy Hayes is sure to back with the Blackhawks this season especially with the compressed 2013 NHL season that will no doubt be tough on players staying healthy. Hayes split time between the NHL and the AHL last season, finishing with nine points (five goals, four assists) and 16 penalty minutes in 31 games for the Blackhawks.
News:Jimmy Hayes was recalled from AHL Rockford on Monday, Tracey Myers of CSNChicago.com reports.
Analysis:Jimmy Hayes split time between the NHL and the AHL last season, finishing with nine points (5G, 4A) and 16 penalty minutes in 31 games for the Blackhawks. The 23-year-old winger has played in 37 AHL games already this season, and it seems the team decided Hayes deserves to be with the NHL club, at least for the time being. He averaged a little over 10 minutes of ice time last year, so unless Hayes is sent back down or is a healthy scratch, it's likely he'll approach that number in Saturday's season-opener against the Kings.
News:Jimmy Hayes is in the lineup for the Blackhawks for Game 5 on Saturday night, WGN-AM Radio in Chicago reports.
Analysis: The Blackhawks are looking for some more muscle with the 6-foot-6-inch, 221-pound right winger. Jimmy Hayes is in the lineup over Brandon Bollig. Hayes had five goals and four assists in 31 games during regular season.
News:Jimmy Hayes shared time with Michael Frolik on the first line on Sunday with Andrew Brunette out with a foot injury, Chicago Sun-Times reported.
Analysis:Jimmy Hayes accumulated 12 minutes while Frolik had 10 minutes of ice time. Hayes made the most of it with four shots on goal, one blocked shot, three hits and five penalty minutes. After a quick start when called up, Hayes has cooled off and has not registered a point since February 21 when he scored a goal and assisted on a goal against the Red Wings. Overall, he has five goals and four assists in his rookie season.
News: Chicago recalled Jimmy Hayes on Friday, ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers reports.
Analysis: With seven points (four goals) in his first 13 NHL games, Jimmy Hayes is a player worth monitoring, but his more modest total of 23 points in 33 AHL games this year indicate that a drop-off in NHL production wouldn't be surprising.