Marcus Kruger is in and Dennis Rasmussen is out when the Blackhawks host the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.
Rasmussen skated on Thursday morning but, considering he's been ill the last few days, coach Joel Quenneville said the team will let him rest tonight.
With Kruger's return the Blackhawks get stronger again down the middle, as well as on the penalty kill.
"He was progressing prior to getting hurt," Quenneville said. "We always like to use him in a lot of different situations so we'll see what he does."
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The Blackhawks are facing a Jets team that has already beaten them three times this season. Not only do the Blackhawks have to fight off the urge to look ahead to this All-Star break, they have to try and figure out the Jets.
"They have an incredible core group of young talent, some of these guys, especially up front, that can really skate and shoot the puck and make plays. We watch video on them, power play, penalty kill or whatever, they just seem to be flying. You see them on the highlights, some of these young guys, we have to be ready for this team," Jonathan Toews said. "It's not that we take anyone for granted but we have to have that respect level to get to the next level against these guys and know they're going to come in here and keep that [winning] streak going, so we have to rectify that."
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Live stream: CSNChicago.com
Blackhawks forward lines
Ryan Hartman-Jonathan Toews-Richard Panik
Artemi Panarin-Artem Anisimov-Patrick Kane
Dennis Rasmussen-Marcus Kruger-Marian Hossa
Vinnie Hinostroza-Tanner Kero-Nick Schmaltz
Duncan Keith-Niklas Hjalmarsson
Michal Kempny-Brent Seabrook
Brian Campbell-Trevor van Riemsdyk
Dennis Rasmussen (ill)
Jets forward lines
Nikolaj Ehlers-Mark Scheifele-Patrik Laine
Andrew Copp-Bryan Little-Blake Wheeler
Shawn Matthias-Adam Lowry-Joel Armia
Brandon Tanev-Nicolas Petan-Chris Thorburn
Josh Morrissey-Dustin Byfuglien
Tobias Enstrom-Jacob Trouba
Mark Stuart-Paul Postma
Tyler Myers (lower body), Marko Dano (lower body), Mathieu Perreault (upper body), Drew Stafford (lower body), Ben Chiarot (upper body)