Blackhawks Center Jonathan Toews Is Set To Return Against The Canucks

CHICAGO - OCTOBER 20: Marty Turco #30 of the Chicago Blackhawks is greeted by Jonathan Toews #19 after a win over the Vancouver Canucks at the United Center on October 20 2010 in Chicago Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Canucks 2-1 in a shootout. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Marty Turco; Jonathan Toews

Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews is set to return from a left wrist injury when Chicago plays the Canucks on Tuesday.

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.

Stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago for more information, and for in-depth analysis on the Chicago Blackhawks be sure to visit Second City Hockey. Visit SB Nation NHL for more news and notes around the league.

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