The iconic Nike symbol was placed over the Reebok logo on the cowlings of each skate, although reps from the Chicago Blackhawks and Nike didn't immediately offer up an explanation as to who or what was behind the change.
The Reebok patch remains on the No. 19 Jonathan Toews jersey.
Yahoo Sports reported, citing unspecified sources, that a fan affixed the stickers. A security official at the United Center told FanHouse that the statue, located a few feet from the security office, is monitored closely and there no reports the statue has been tampered with.
Nike has remained silent on the issue since, according to a spokesperson for the company, the statue is neither owned nor branded by Nike. The bronze Air Jordan statue, unveiled in 1994, remained a popular attraction for fans before Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday.
But during Nike's 13-year run with Bauer, the shoe company produced arguably the best commercials in hockey history.
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