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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Keith Is Back

By Keith Schultz

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! One of the most surprising developments in the first month of the season has to be that Duncan Keith didn’t tell the Chicago Blackhawks organization he was hurt and wasn’t getting better, and in the end needing knee surgery which sidelined him for 10 games.

The thing that isn’t surprising is that Keith is back in the lineup tonight which is quicker than the initial expectation of the time that Keith would need to heal from surgery.  Of course we all know that Keith is a cyborg which of course the Anaheim Ducks found out the hard way during the 2015 Western Conference Finals when they thought they would break Keith, but their plan never came to fruition.

It’s not like the Hawks totally missed Duncan Keith but yes, the Hawks totally missed Duncan Keith! He’s their all world defender which has been a bit of a bug-a-boo this season, and everyone forgets he quarterbacks the offense and gets the offense going.  Oh by the way, Michal Rozsival will return to the lineup to tonight so there is that.  Rozsival is coming back from a horrific injury so what we get from him is a huge question mark.  One thing that isn’t a question is that the morning links are coming up next to kick off your weekend!

Here are some news and notes from Friday’s practice including the return of Duncan Keith and Michal Rozsival (Blackhawks)

With the offense still slumping outside of the second line, Joel Quenneville shaked up his lines again yesterday (Committed Indians)

As we have proposed more than once, Marko Dano gets a shot at the top line on Saturday night (CSN)

The Chicago Blackhawks defense and goalie Corey Crawford are flailing a lot lately in the recent losses (

Outside of the 2nd line, the Chicago Blackhawks offense is slumping badly (USA Today)

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