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Sharp to warm up, try playing vs. Blues

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Sharp to warm up, try playing vs. Blues

Wednesday, April 6, 2011Posted: 4:14 p.m. Updated 5:34 p.m.

The Chicago Blackhawks are in a situation where every game is a must win. And with all things at their most critical, they could be getting their biggest offensive weapon back in the lineup.

Patrick Sharp, who has missed the last seven games with a left knee injury, could play tonight when the Blackhawks host the St. Louis Blues at the United Center. Sharp, who has 34 goals this season, skated briefly on Tuesday and again this morning at the United Center.

He felt good, hes going to try it in warm-up and see if he can go tonight, said coach Joel Quenneville. Were encouraged. We talked to him, we saw him on the ice there, he felt good and he looked good.

The Blackhawks could certainly use the boost offensively. The Blackhawks have 13 goals in the seven games that Sharp has been sidelined; they have just five goals in their last four games.

Meanwhile, forward Troy Brouwer, who suffered a right-shoulder injury against the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night, is listed as day to day. Hes out for tonights game.

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

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Yu Darvish, Jim Thome, Sammy Sosa and more

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Yu Darvish, Jim Thome, Sammy Sosa and more

Tuesday on Sports Talk Live, David Kaplan along with Chris Bleck, Rich Campbell and Jordan Bernfield discuss:

            -the posibility of the Cubs signing Yu Darvish and the need for one more pitcher in the rotation

            -Jim Thome looking like he'll be inducted into Cooperstown tomorrow

            -Sammy Sosa's Hall of Fame chances

            -Corey Crawford back to working out as the Hawks losing continues

            -DeMarcus Cousins with a game for the ages, but is his baggage worth signing him?

            -Do the Eagles have a chance of beating the Patriots in the Super Bowl?

1-on-1 with Antioch quarterback Athan Kaliakmanis

1-on-1 with Antioch quarterback Athan Kaliakmanis

Need proof that the college football recruiting process is evaluating and offering players younger than ever before? All you need to do is ask Antioch quarterback Athan Kaliakmanis (6-foot-3, 185 pounds).

Kaliakmanis, who as a freshman was Carmel's starting quarterback before transferring to his home school district after the fall semester, recently landed his first verbal scholarship from Syracuse. Kaliakmanis, who is also on several college recruiting radar screens this winter, was easily one of the stronger performers in a loaded quarterback field at the recently held EDGYTIM MLK Underclassmen Showcase, powered by EFT Football Academy. 

I caught up with Kaliakmanis and discussed how Syracuse gave him his first scholarship, his recent transfer to Antioch and much more.