Vermette returns to Blackhawks lineup for Game 3

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Antoine Vermette will make his series debut tonight when the Blackhawks play host to the Nashville Predators.

Vermette, who was acquired from the Arizona Coyotes for a first-round draft pick and defensive prospect Klas Dahlbeck at the trade deadline, was a healthy scratch for the first two games in Nashville.

The 32-year-old had three assists and a minus-2 rating in 19 games with the Blackhawks following the trade.

Andrew Desjardins, who has yet to play in the series, could also return to the lineup tonight.

Desjardins had two assists in 13 games with the Blackhawks after being acquired from the San Jose Sharks prior to the trade deadline.