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