NCAA standout Carey to make ‘Hawks debut tonight

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The Chicago Blackhawks will give former St. Lawrence University sniper Matt Carey his NHL debut tonight, inserting him into the lineup against the Senators in Ottawa.

Carey, 22, signed a two-year deal with the ‘Hawks as an undrafted free agent following his freshman campaign with St. Lawrence, in which he scored 37 points in 38 games. He shared the team lead in goals (18), while ranking second in points and power play goals (11).

Based on the morning skate, it looked as though Carey would debut on the third line with Brandon Saad and Peter Regin.