Carcillo back on the ice
Daniel Carcillo, who injured his right knee in the first game of the season at Los Angeles, has started skating again.
Carcillo skated with injured teammates Steve Montador and Rostislav Olesz on Tuesday at the United Center, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said.
Montador has missed all season with a concussion while Olesz has missed all year with a knee injury.
“We had three guys skate prior to practice, and they’re all progressing,” Quenneville said. “Danny still is not in our practices yet, but hopefully at some point this week he might get injected. He started skating last week, probably the middle of the week.”
Carcillo was skating on the first line with Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa when he got hurt, but that role now belongs to rookie Brandon Saad.
Where does Quenneville see Carcillo fitting back in when he does return?
“We love those kinds of decisions,” Quenneville said. “We welcome tough ones. The depth is something that when we went into the start of the season, you know you’re going to get tested and challenged. Today we look relatively healthy, but we’ll see. Danny had a great first game back and hopefully he’ll be at that pace when he gets back.”
Since the Hawks never put Carcillo on injured reserve they do not need to make a roster move.
Montador and Olesz are on IR.