Blackhawks getting players on the ice back from injured
Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville said that their starting forward Patrick Kane was on the ice and skating on Saturday and Sunday. On March 19 he sustained a gruelling lower body injury which had put him on hold. Queeneville said that he was doing well and his recovery seemed almost complete.
“[He skated today] and yesterday, and he did very well,” Quenneville.
Kane had been out for 8 games because of the lower body injury. He will not be playing the 4 games left in the regular season as he is on the mend. Queeneville said that chances were more than likely they would activate him for the playoffs.
On the other hand Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews is not far behind either as his recovery is going swimmingly as well. Queeneville said that his recovery was so far going well as well and he could be on the ice practicing as soon as the next week. He sustained an upper body injury on March 30 and after that has been on the mend. Toews has been out for 2 games so far and will not return to play in the games left for the regular season. Chances favour his return in the playoffs.
“We’re in no hurry,” Quenneville said garding Toews. “We want to give him a break. I would say towards later in the week [he will skate.]”
With a few games left in the regular season, every team is looking to win the maximum number of matches to get better standing for the playoffs. Each team is playing whatever they have in store so that they qualify for the playoffs. For the few that have can afford the luxury of planning for the playoffs already and Queeneville is already thinking about what to play in the playoffs. To me it sounds like he will go far.