On Monday, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said that captain Jonathan Toews and wing Ben Eager would both return to the ice on Monday night with “no limitations.” However, center Dave Bolland will miss his second consecutive game with a bad back.
Toews and Eager returning couldn’t come at a better time. The Blackhawks just lost both games on a brief trip west, in regulation to Phoenix and in a shootout in Denver. On Monday night, one of the best offenses in the NHL visits the United Center in the Los Angeles Kings. Anze Kopitar leads the NHL in scoring, and will test the strong Blackhawks defense.