Same for defenseman Kimmo Timonen.
And superstar forward Patrick Kane isn’t far behind.
Not only does Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville expect his star right wing to play in Chicago’s opening-round playoff series against the Predators, Kane might be ready for Wednesday night’s opener in Nashville.
“Absolutely in the series,” Quenneville said about Kane’s return from a broken collarbone that has kept him out of the Blackhawks’ final 21 games of the regular season.
“When? We’ll have a better indication after tomorrow’s practice.”