With Toews ready to go, and the Hawks not playing their next game until Thursday, there is a possibility that Toews will be able to return before their regular season ends in Detroit on Saturday. Another plus for Chicago is that Dunkan Keith is also back after serving a five-game suspension. Keith will be back on the ice against the Wild on Thursday.
Chicago, guaranteed at least a 6th seed in the playoffs, will benefit greatly with Toews’ return. Ranking second on the team in goals with 29 despite his long absence, he obviously brings the Hawks offense to a different level, a great benefit for a team already on an upswing heading into the playoffs.