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Eddie Olczyk expected to return to the booth this week

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Eddie Olczyk expected to return to the booth this week

Eddie Olczyk will return to the broadcast booth for Wednesday's Blackhawks-Blues game, according to USA Today's Kevin Allen

The news comes six weeks after the Chicago legend began chemotherapy for colon cancer. And although he made a brief, emotional return on Oct. 7 -- putting on the headset to join Pat Foley for a moment during intermission -- he will provide color commentary for the entire game on Wednesday. He'll call the rivalry matchup alongside Doc Emrick on NBCSN. 

Olczyk, who grew up in Palos Heights and attended Brother Rice, will take the mic again the following night as the Blackhawks welcome the Edmonton Oilers to the United Center. As for the rest of the season, he plans to work when his health allows. 

“We have some dates that we have highlighted and hopefully I will be strong to do the job,” Olczyk told USA Today. “If I am not feeling good, I just have to be honest with everyone and tell them I can’t do it.”

It'll be nice to see Edzo back at work, providing dynamite analysis and passing along tips to all those young hockey players out there. 

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Breaking down the Blackhawks' success

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Breaking down the Blackhawks' success

In the latest edition of the SportsTalk Live Podcast, David Kaplan is joined by Seth Gruen (Bleacher Report) and Ben Finfer (ESPN 1000) to break down the Blackhawks' success.

The guys also wonder when it's time to start worrying about Jonathan Toews' lack of production, and they wish Pat Foley a happy birthday.

Finally, they discuss Grayson Allen's antics and tantrum.

Check out the SportsTalk Live Podcast below.