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Andrew Brunette will travel with Blackhawks

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Andrew Brunette's injury situation was disconcerting at one point. But after returning to Chicago and getting examined by the Blackhawks doctors, things apparently looked better than they seemed.

Brunette, who left in the first period in the Hawks' ugly loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday, will travel with the Hawks for the next three-game swing of their season-long nine-game road trip.

There is a possibility he will play later in the trip in San Jose or Phoenix, while the first game against the Colorado Avalanche Tuesday is unlikely.

"[Brunette] is feeling much better today than he did when we saw him last," coach Joel Quenneville said Sunday after practice. "He's going to come on the trip. I don't know about Colorado, but likely toward the weekend.

"He was really uncomfortable there for a few days, but he's feeling much better."

With Brunette out, the Hawks are expected to stick with Bryan Bickell and Michael Frolik in the lineup.

Jonathan Toews was sick Sunday and didn't participate in practice.

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Adam L. Jahns is a native Chicagoan hailing from the Far Northwest Side. Jahns has been with the Sun-Times since 2005, covering the Hawks since 2009. He's also helped cover the Bears, Cubs, Sox and high schools.



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