Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane said it's "probable" that he returns Tuesday from his ankle injury against the St. Louis Blues.
That's just more good news for the Hawks, who got a boost Sunday against the Blue Jackets when Marian Hossa came back from his lower-body injury. If Kane's in the lineup, the Hawks will be back to full strength.
"I don't really care who I play with," said Kane, who practiced with Jonathan Toews and Troy Brouwer Monday. "It's just nice to be back in the lineup and hopefully that happens [Tuesday]."
Asked for his gut feeling, Kane said his return Tuesday is "pretty probable." Hawks coach Joel Quenneville also said Kane's return is "likely."
Kane was placed on injured reserve Sunday, but that's retroactive to Dec. 5, the day he was injured. He can return anytime.
Marty Turco had a strong performance Sunday, turning away 26 of 27 shots in the win over the Blue Jackets. He'll start again Tuesday as Crawford recovers from the flu. Crawford did practice Monday.
"Today was pretty tough, the timing was off," Crawford said. "I'm not 100 percent."