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Adam Boqvist nearing return with Blackhawks

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Adam Boqvist nearing return with Blackhawks

Blackhawks defenseman Adam Boqvist will travel with the team for their five-game road trip starting Sunday that begins and ends against the Jets in Winnipeg. 

Boqvist, 19, injured his right shoulder after being boarded by David Krejci of the Boston Bruins in the second period of Wednesday's 2-1 overtime loss and did not return for the remainder of the game. 

"I think I was in a bad spot there," Boqvist said. "You always have to be aware he's behind you or stuff like that. You never know how it's going to go, but I have to be more ready for that type of hit. But it wasn't the head or anything like that."

Boqvist skated prior to Friday's practice and participated in the full practice on Saturday. He injured the same shoulder in the Traverse City NHL rookie tournament in September and against the New Jersey Devils on Dec. 23, which caused him to miss the following game.  

"I've been struggling with this shoulder a little bit, so I was worried about that," Boqvist said. "But it wasn't too bad, so I'm glad to be out there again."

Blackhawks head coach Jeremy Colliton will decide if the rookie is ready to go Sunday in Winnipeg. 

"It feels good," Boqvist said. "It's good to be back in practice. It's not as bad as I thought it was."

Boqvist, a puck-moving defenseman who has been getting opportunities to quarterback the power play on the Hawks' top unit, has three goals and four assists in 29 games this season.

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Listen to your captain: Jonathan Toews reminds everyone to stay home

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Listen to your captain: Jonathan Toews reminds everyone to stay home

Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is showing off his leadership skills during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Today, Toews appeared on the Blackhawks’ Instagram to remind fans of the importance of social distancing as part of the "We Are Not Playing" movement.

Toews has been doing his part to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic by staying home, as well as donating $100,000 to the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund through the Jonathan Toews Foundation. 

Patrick Kane has decided to join Toews to encourage fans to practice social distancing. Kane posted a video to Twitter for Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzger’s All In Illinois campaign, thanking healthcare workers and reminding Illinois residents to do their part and stay inside. 

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Top 10 Blackhawks we wish stuck around longer

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Top 10 Blackhawks we wish stuck around longer

    Hockey is a business, and because of that, players get moved frequently.

Salary caps, trades, free agency; all of that factors into player movement and often results in fan-favorites leaving a team.

We took to social media and asked Blackhawks fans which players they wished they saw more of in a Blackhawks sweater.

From Bobby Orr to Rick Vaive to Robin Lehner, the responses stretched across decades.

Here are the 10 Blackhawks players fans wish would have stuck around a little bit longer

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