Blackhawks goalie prospect Soderblom solid in 4-2 preseason win over Detroit

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Detroit Red Wings' Matt Luff, front left, has the puck knocked away by Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Arvid Soderblom (40) as Sam Lafferty (24) defends from behind during the second period of an NHL preseason hockey game Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Detroit.

    Detroit Red Wings' Matt Luff, front left, has the puck knocked away by Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Arvid Soderblom (40) as Sam Lafferty (24) defends from behind during the second period of an NHL preseason hockey game Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Detroit. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 9/28/2022 9:32 PM

Arvid Soderblom is listed at 6-3, 190 pounds, and plays even bigger, so filling the goal is never going to be a problem.

But one area in which the Blackhawks' 23-year-old Swedish goaltending prospect determined he could improve is his lateral movement, since his natural size and reflexes can't help him as much with that. He spent his summer working on it.

 

"To move fast and be in position early, it gives you more time to make the saves and (place) good rebounds and all that," Soderblom said recently. "If you're in position early and you beat the pass, you're going to make it look easy."

Facing his younger brother -- Red Wings forward prospect Elmer Soderblom -- for the first time on NHL ice Wednesday, Arvid Soderblom saved 29 of 31 shots in a 4-2 Hawks win in Detroit.

Read more at chicago.suntimes.com.

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