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Injured Hawks getting healthy, almost ready to go

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BY BEN MEYER-ABBOTT --- The Blackhawks got some good news Wednesday when wingers Patrick Kane and Fernando Pisani and center Dave Bolland all participated in the morning skate and seem to be on the road to recover from their injuries.

Only Bolland is a go for Monday's game against the Colorado Avalanche. Pisani and Kane both declined to specify what their injuries were, but Kane said it was 'possibility' he could play Friday against Detroit.

"[I've] just got to see how I am tomorrow in practice and Friday in the pre-game skate and hopefully I can make a decision by then," Kane said. "Personally, I'd love to be playing tonight but it's not realistic."

Kane, who has 27 points (11 goals, 16 assists) in 28 games this season before suffering an injury while crashing into the boards Dec. 5 against Calgary, was glad to get back out on the ice and be with his teammates after what said what felt like "months" out.

"There's a lot more time than you realize that's on your hands when you're [not] playing and [not] getting ready to play a game," Kane said. "When the boys left town, it kind of killed me that they left a day early too because I really had no one to hang out with. I had to fly in my buddy for the weekend just to hang out with me."

Coach Joel Quenneville said winger Marian Hossa, who hasn't played since he hurt himself in a collision with Nick Boynton Nov. 29 at practice, didn't skate Wednesday but did undergo some off-ice workouts.

Quenneville also confirmed Bolland would be in the lineup and said he was pleased with the progress both Kane and Pisani have made.

"Both guys skated pretty well today," Quenneville said. "[Pisani] had a little bit more [work] after practice and Kane said he felt not bad, so we'll see how he does tomorrow and we'll get a pretty good gauge."

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I think this team needs a trade or 2 to shake things up. They look flat. The loss of John Madden and Andrew Ladd has had an obvious effect. This team does not have that fiery veteran leader to get these guys going. My money is on Seabrook or Campbell being shipped out. Campbell might be a tough trade due to his (Thanks Tallon) rediculous cap hit. Seabrook has deal written all over him. He is in the final year and you could get a good return trade. This team needs something.. thats for sure. Also.. Trade Turco. Crawford has the makings of a solid netminder. Hes big and has very good fundamentals.....

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