Corey Crawford will get the start and Daniel Carcillo will likely be in the lineup when the Blackhawks host the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night.
The Blackhawks were on the ice again on Wednesday, their practice more of a spirited scrimmage.
Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews had a wary feeling heading to coach Joel Quenneville's office prior to Wednesday's practice.
Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin and Tyler Seguin are among those headed to Columbus later this month as the league announced its full roster for the NHL All-Star Game on Saturday afternoon.
Brandon Saad struggled as much as anyone earlier this season.