UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- On Nov. 18, defenseman Sami Lepisto was a minus-2 in the Blackhawks' 5-2 defeat against the Calgary Flames on the circus trip. It was his last time in the lineup.
But it looks like Lepisto, who is a plus-4 in eight games this season, will play for the Hawks Thursday against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum.
Coach Joel Quenneville said Lepisto "could" play, but John Scott, Sean O'Donnell and Bryan Bickell were on the ice 30 minutes after the Hawks' morning skate concluded Thursday, which is typically a sign of who the scratches are for the game that night.
Lepisto, who signed a one-year deal with the Hawks this summer, has been a healthy scratch in 12 of the last 14 games. Here's what Lepisto had to say about his current situation: