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Mikko Rantanen coming back tonight “still the plan”, and Landeskog in regular jersey now

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There was no morning skate today, hence no media access to any players or coaches.

But I’m told by a team official that Mikko Rantanen’s return tonight is “still the plan”, although there was one caveat: “We’ll see later.”

I think Rantanen will be in, folks. I wouldn’t stress about it. But I guess it isn’t 100 percent, positively official just yet.

I came to the rink anyway, maybe because I have no life, and there were some guys who skated, including…Gabe Landeskog…in a regular jersey.

Look, see for yourself:

Landeskog took a lot of shots on Philipp Grubauer, the presumed starter for tonight (that’s not official, just presumed). Matt Calvert was the other guy skating with them, and Calvy was wearing a regular jersey too, so that’s great news.

More video:

As I wrote yesterday, it looks like Landeskog is going to be back sooner than the Christmas time forecast I originally made. Maybe much, much sooner. He won’t play tonight, though.

There are a couple of new injuries on the Blackhawks to report: Duncan Keith (groin) and Dylan Strome (concussion) both are out for tonight.

Talk to you guys later…

 

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