Hawks winger Troy Brouwer will miss at least the next two games with an apparent right knee injury suffered in Sunday's 4-0 loss to Vancouver.
Brouwer was hurt in a first period collision with Darcy Hordichuk.
"It's short term, and by short term, it's not serious," coach Joel Quenneville said.
Brouwer won't play Tuesday at Montreal or Wednesday against St. Louis.
Colin Fraser will move back into the lineup on the fourth line with either Ben Eager or Dustin Byfuglien moving into the top nine.
Quenneville said Cristobal Huet would start in goal against the Canadians. Huet's last start was March 18 at Columbus.
Matt Walker returned to practice Monday but won't play Tuesday.