The Blackhawks kick off a nine game road trip in Vancouver tonight and guess who’s back? No big deal.
Jonathan Toews suffered an injury to his left wrist on Jan. 21 vs. Nashville, then missed one game and the All-Star Weekend festivities. Maybe he was just worried about getting picked so late again.
Patrick Sharp, out since Jan 9 with a left wrist injury of his own, is making his way back into the lineup as well. Sharp practiced yesterday for the first time since the injury and is “questionable” for tonight’s match. [link]
Brand new Blackhawk Brendan Morrison will play his first game tonight after being acquired from Calgary on Friday in exchange for d-man Brian Connolly. Morrison played seven seasons as a Canuck, ending in ’08. He’s been around the block since and now finds himself strengthening up the Center position in Chicago.
Eight of the Hawks’ nine road games are against Western Conference teams. The Hawks are currently in 6th place, but can jump way up the playoff ladder with a strong run.
26 of the NHL’s 30 teams play tonight, which is why time zones were invented. And why the Lightning are playing the Capitals, so I can watch that plus the Penguins, then start the Blackhawks. Science really does make people’s lives better.Tags: brendan morrison, Chicago Blackhawks, jonathan toews, patrick sharp