Bryan Bickell will return to the Chicago Blackhawks’ lineup tonight at United Center versus the Blues, marking his first appearance in an NHL game since January.
It remains to be seen how long Bickell will remain in the lineup. Hossa and Anisimov are expected back in time for the playoffs, if not sooner. But Shaw is doubtful for Saturday’s regular-season finale in Columbus, bringing his postseason availability into question.
Bickell, 30, had a respectable 15 goals in 44 games for Rockford, but has no goals in 23 games for the ‘Hawks this season.