The second half of the Chicago Blackhawks' season begins on Tuesday with a highly anticipated showdown with the rival Vancouver Canucks, the first of nine consecutive road games for Chicago. The trip is a surely a daunting task, but the 'Hawks received some good news today: it looks like star center Jonathan Toews is going to play against the Canucks, and winger Patrick Sharp could also return soon.
Toews and Sharp each participated in Chicago's first post-All-Star break practice today and Toews confirmed he's ready to come back from a left wrist injury.
"At that point I didn't think it was beneficial for me or the team to go back and try to do anything," Toews said. "It was just going to get worse at that point. The important thing is I feel like I can come back and I feel like I can get back to playing the way I was before and contribute and help the team."
Toews missed Chicago's January 24th loss to Nashville.
Patrick Sharp sounds like he could be back any day now, as well:
"I want to get back as fast as I can, whether that's (Tuesday), the next game the third game, who knows?" Sharp said. "I felt pretty good in practice.
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