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Blackhawks Hope Kane Ready for Blues
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Blackhawks hope to have star Patrick Kane back in the lineup after missing three weeks with a left ankle injury when they visit the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday.

He went through a full workout on Monday and, barring a setback, is expected to be ready for the game. That would be another big boost for a team that has won four straight.

Kane has been out since Dec. 5, when he fell awkwardly along the right boards while trying to avoid a check by Calgary defenseman Cory Sarich. The Blackhawks were also without forward Marian Hossa (lower body injury) for 10 games before he returned Sunday against Columbus.

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