There were a number of interesting developments on Thursday morning before the Blackhawks host the Dallas Stars.
Niklas Hjalmarsson will return to the lineup. He has been out since Feb. 7 with concussion symptoms.
Coach Joel Quenneville made in an intriguing comment when asked about the future of Steve Montador, who is on IR. Quenneville reportedly said Montador is feeling better but wouldn’t rule him out missing rest of season.
The Blackhawks have also added Carter Hutton to the organization (formally). He was playing on an AHL contract with the Rockford IceHogs, but received a two-way deal from the Blackhawks on Thursday.