Marian Hossa’s first game back from injury was a successful one, as he had two assists; Patrick Sharp added a pair of goals and Marty Turco made 26 saves to lead the Blackhawks to a 4-1 win over Columbus at the United Center Sunday night.
So all is well in Blackhawk land, right?
Not so fast. Patrick Kane, who many thought would be ready to play Sunday night, is still out. Now, it’s uncertain when he’ll make his return:
“You don’t want to put any date on it because I have before and I kind of look like an idiot when I don’t show up for the game,” the Blackhawks winger said Sunday. “It’s one of those things I’m going to take day-by-day.”
It’s still possible Kane might play on Tuesday in St. Louis; the Blackhawks will skate today and see how he is before making a decision.
The Chicago Tribune link above also talks about a scary moment for Blackhawks rookie Jeremy Morin, who is off playing in the World Junior Hockey Championships in Buffalo:
Hawks winger Jeremy Morin suffered a shoulder injury during Team USA’s 3-2 victory over Finland in the opener of the World Junior Hockey Championships in Buffalo, N.Y. TSN’s Bob McKenzie Tweeted that some fear Morin’s injury is “significant” but that Team USA officials had no comment.
Let’s hope it’s nothing serious — Morin is only 19 and has a bright future ahead.