Kane, Toews, Hossa headed to All-Star Game

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Kane, Toews, Hossa headed to All-Star Game

Marian Hossa, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane were named to the 2012 NHL All-Star roster as the Blackhawks prepared to host the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night.

It was good news for the three including Hossa, who is celebrating his 33rd birthday today. For Toews, this selection is always an honor.

Its good to have a couple of teammates going, Toews said. Youd like to have a few more guys, especially a guy like (Patrick Sharp). Every year you get to be a part of that select group across the league.

The Blackhawks will host a Minnesota team that has lost three out of four and pulled out a shootout victory over San Jose on Tuesday. Ray Emery gets the nod, as does Josh Harding for the Wild.

Meanwhile, Marcus Kruger had another good day of practice. Coach Joel Quenneville is still hoping he can be cleared for this weekend.

Road Ahead: Blackhawks play three home games before All-Star break

Road Ahead: Blackhawks play three home games before All-Star break

CSN's Pat Boyle and Steve Konroyd preview the Blackhawks' three upcoming games in the Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland & NW Indiana Honda Dealers.

The Blackhawks have three home games before the NHL All-Star break, which takes place in Los Angeles.

The Blackhawks have dates between the Vancouver Canucks, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Winnipeg Jets. All three opponents are out of the playoff picture, sand Steve Konroyd is looking for the Blackhawks to step up in a certain part of their game: scoring.

See what Boyle and Konroyd had to say in the video above.

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