Shaw ready to get back at it

Shaw ready to get back at it

Posted by TimS on Sun, 12/08/2013 - 12:59

Andrew Shaw was itching to get back in the Blackhawks' lineup after missing two games with an upper body injury.

Shaw will play Sunday night when the Hawks host Florida at the United Center.

"I'm pretty excited and have tons of energy," Shaw said following Sunday’s morning skate. "I felt great on the ice."

Shaw was hurt late in the Dallas game last Tuesday when he was crunched into the end boards behind the net by defenseman Brenden Dillon.

"It was just aggravating pain throughout my body," Shaw said.

The Hawks had lost three games in a row and could use Shaw's energy.

"I think we need to get out there and create our own energy and just feed off one another," Shaw said. "Go out there and compete and work for each other."

Meanwhile, injured left wing Bryan Bickell skated Sunday morning for the first time since Nov. 18, when he hurt his left knee at Colorado.

Goalie Nikolai Khabibulin is working out in the gym hard every day, according to coach Joel Quenneville, but isn't close to returning.

"He's working out like crazy," Quenneville said. "He wants to get healthy. I'm sure he's progressing, but I don't think there's a clear sign of exactly when he'll be on the ice."

Corey Crawford was to start in goal against the Panthers.

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