New dad Duncan Keith expected to play tonight

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Good news for Chicago defenseman Duncan Keith — he and his wife had their first child, a boy, early this morning.

Good news for the Blackhawks and their fans — Keith is expected to fly into Minnesota today and be in the lineup tonight for Game 4 against the Wild.

“It’s a good day, an exciting day for the Keiths and we’re happy for them,” coach Joel Quenneville said, per CSNChicago.com. “It sounds like everything went well. We’re encouraged that he’ll be here today, so it’s good news all around.”

Chicago leads the series, 2-1.

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