The Blackhawks continue their "Disney On Ice" trip in Vancouver tonight with a question mark surrounding Patrick Kane, who reportedly fell on the ice during this morning's skate and tweaked the ankle injury that kept him out for eight games earlier this season. He is, though, expected to play:
"He should be fine," Quenneville said. "He's been dealing with it. When you're dealing with that injury it's one of those that lingers on throughout the whole year and you just have to deal with it. Sometimes it looks like it goes away and a little tweak like and you're back at it."
The Hawks could use one of their top players -- seems like they've been battling injuries all season. Right now they stand tied for ninth, but only three points out of fourth place in the Western Conference standings. Even a short winning streak could get them going toward at least home ice for the first round.
The Canucks won the last meeting of the two teams at the UC, 3-0 on Dec. 3, but the Blackhawks lead the season series 2-1. This is the last regular season meeting between the Hawks and Vancouver. No definitive word yet on who will start in goal tonight.
The game begins at 9 p.m. CST and will be televised on WGN (Chicago only).