Montador returns when Hawks host Wings

Montador returns when Hawks host Wings
January 8, 2012, 5:54 pm
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Steve Montador will be back in the lineup and Corey Crawford gets the start when the Chicago Blackhawks host the Detroit Red Wings tonight at the United Center.

The Blackhawks are looking for their first victory since they last played the Red Wings on Dec. 30. They've gone 0-3-0 thus far in January. The Red Wings are also coming off a loss, a 4-3 decision in Toronto on Saturday night.

Defenseman Sean O'Donnell will also play his 1,200th career game tonight.

Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith did not skate this morning but coach Joel Quenneville said both will play against the Wings.

Marcus Kruger skated for the third consecutive day. While he has not been cleared for contact yet, Kruger said he is feeling better with each passing day.