Stu Grimson shares an update from today's morning skate at the United Center in Chicago:
Trotz re game v Hawks: Fisher not available; Gaustad likely to stay in #1slot— Stu Grimson (@asgrimson) April 1, 2013
Hey, that's why they pay Paul Gaustad the big bucks, right?
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Anyways, the Blackhawks will be short a pair of their top forwards as well:
Chicago Blackhawks forwards Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp will not play Monday against the Nashville Predators as they recover from upper-body injuries.
Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said they will be re-evaluated Wednesday and could play Thursday against the St. Louis Blues. Both players participated in Monday's morning skate at the United Center.
So there you have it - tonight's it Paul Gaustad vs. Jonathan Toews, mano-a-mano. Make sure to check back for the Game Thread ahead of the 7:30 puck drop...