The Chicago Blackhawks should be getting help on the blue line as soon as Thursday, as the team faces the Dallas Stars.
It has been revealed that veteran defensemen Cody Franson and Jan Rutta are expected to be in the lineup for the contest.
Franson (upper-body injury) was injured Dec. 8 against the Buffalo Sabres, while Rutta suffered an apparent head injury after he was on the receiving end of a crushing hit from the Florida Panthers’ Connor Brickley on Tuesday.
Rutta said he didn’t see the hit, which came from a “blind spot,” and he couldn’t get out of the way.
At least now, both players are on their way to making a return to action.