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Despite ankle 'tweak' Kane to play against Vancouver

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Despite ankle 'tweak' Kane to play against Vancouver

Friday, Feb. 4, 2011
Posted: 2:41 p.m. Updated: 3:07 p.m.
By Tracey Myers
CSNChicago.com

VANCOUVER, British Columbia Patrick Kane went down during this mornings skate, tweaking that left-ankle injury, but coach Joel Quenneville said the right wing will play tonight when the Chicago Blackhawks play the Vancouver Canucks.

Kane was down for several seconds near the boards before getting up and skating off on his own.

They were just playing around there; its nothing serious, Quenneville said. I think when youre dealing with that injury it lingers on the whole year. Sometimes it looks like it goes away, and a little tweak like that and youre back at it.

Kane said hes still not 100 percent from the injury, which he suffered in the first minute of the Blackhawks Dec. 5 game against the Calgary Flames. He returned on Dec. 28 against St. Louis.

Kane had a goal and an assist in the Blackhawks 7-4 victory over Columbus on Tuesday night.

Turcos turn

Marty Turco will get his second consecutive start tonight. Turco, who stopped 29 of 33 against Columbus on Tuesday night, is looking to get rolling as much as the Blackhawks are.

"Ice time comes with winning, and the position were in, its pretty black and white, Turco said. I want to do my part in winning and give these guys confidence. Its an opportunity to play more, but the opportunity I look at is to be the guy and win and get on a roll like I know I can.

Turco said he was getting over a head cold against Columbus but is feeling much better now.

I put a lot of stock in that (Columbus) game coming out of the break; (the cold) sucked the life out of me, Turco said. But it was a huge two points. Even though weather wasnt so great in Chicago we managed to get some ice time in and recovery. I feel good.

Tracey Myers is CSNChicago.com's Blackhawks Insider. Follow Tracey on Twitter @TramyersCSN for up-to-the-minute Hawks information.

White Sox Talk Podcast: 1-on-1 with Frank Thomas

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White Sox Talk Podcast: 1-on-1 with Frank Thomas

White Sox Hall of Famer Frank Thomas came on the podcast to talk with Chuck Garfien about his past, baseball's present and the future of the White Sox. He talks about his first major league hit (a stand-up triple!), how fame affected him when he was a player, his appearance on David Letterman in the 1990s and more. 

Plus, what was wrong with the baseball this past season? Thomas has some ideas and tells Garfien how many home runs he would have hit with that baseball in his prime. He talks about working with Alex Rodriguez at FOX and what it was like whenever girlfriend Jennifer Lopez came to visit in the studio.

Thomas praises the White Sox rebuild and reveals an idea he presented to GM Rick Hahn about where all the top prospects should play this upcoming season. He describes what it was like going to Roy Halladay's funeral, if he sees the White Sox signing Manny Machado in 2019 and much more.

Listen to the full White Sox Talk Podcast right here:

Lauri Markkanen has career-high 26 points in loss to Suns

Lauri Markkanen has career-high 26 points in loss to Suns

Lauri Markkanen continues to impress.

The 20-year-old rookie had a career-high 26 points in the Bulls' 113-105 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night. He also picked up 13 rebounds.

After the game, in which the Bulls fell to 3-11 on the season, coach Fred Hoiberg had high praise for the Finnish.

"I thought Lauri was phenomenal," Hoiberg said. "But when he is open, we gotta get him the ball. When he's got it rolling like he did tonight, guys were switching and we had him a couple of times with the point guard buried in his back and we didn't get him the ball."

Watch what Hoiberg had to say about the Bulls' tight loss in the video above.