Andrew Shaw is making the trip to Los Angeles and according to Joel Quenneville is expected back for Game #3 against the Kings Saturday night at the Staples Center. Shaw has been out since Game #1 of the Conference Semi-final after taking this hit from Minnesota Wild defenseman Clayton Stoner.
Shaw was listed day-to-day day but since the injury lasted almost three weeks one would assume it was some sort of MCL sprain similar to what Patrick Kane suffered from when he was out about the same amount of games.
The Blackhawks beat writers sent out these tweets within the last hour
#Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said he expects Andrew Shaw to play in Game 3.
— Mark Potash (@MarkPotash) May 22, 2014
Quenneville expects Shaw to play Saturday — Scott Powers (@ESPNChiPowers) May 22, 2014
Andrew Shaw ON the trip. Expected to PLAY, says Coach Q.
— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) May 22, 2014
Shaw didn’t fill up the scoresheet in round one against the St. Louis Blues but its’ not just points that he brings to the table, it’s being annoying, parking his little frame in front of the net and being one of those guys people like to have around the locker room.
This is a different series but look for Shaw’s return to maybe bring the same type of energy Dave Bolland‘s return brought in 2011 in the Vancouver series. Either way Shaw is back the next question will be who does he replace?
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