The Chicago Blackhawks will be taking part in the second leg of a back-to-back set of games on Thursday night when they take on the Boston Bruins, but before the game they got some potentially good news on the injury front.
According to Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville, forward Marcus Kruger is expected to rejoin the team’s lineup before the end of the regular season. Kruger, who has missed the team’s last 32 games after sustaining a dislocated left wrist, has been on injured reserve during that time, but the coach says that he will be able to get a few more regular season games in before the playoffs begin in mid-April.
The Blackhawks will be getting forward Marian Hossa back a lot sooner than that, however. Hossa has been skating with the team, and although he won’t play against the Bruins on Thursday, he will rejoin the team either on Sunday against Detroit or on Wednesday night when the Hawks travel to St. Louis to take on the Blues.