Andrew Shaw had a very successful stay with the Blackhawks, scoring five goals in eight games his first time around and hopes he can get back in that mindset after being called up from Rockford against the Maple Leafs.
Niklas Hjalmarsson is suffering form a suspected concussion and is not quite ready to return. The defenseman said he felt a little off-balance and will only return when he's 100 percent.
Jonathan Toews hasn't skated and Niklas Hjalmarsson skated for the second day but both will sit out when the Blackhawks face the Toronto Maple Leafs Wednesday.
With players hurting and a tough remaining schedule, the Blackhawks' road to the playoffs won't be easy. But they know the onus is on them to reach the postseason for the fourth straight year.
Johnny Oduya, the newest Blackhawk, is catching his legs under him while his new teammates are glad to welcome him aboard.