Chicago Blackhawks Pregame Notes For Thursday Oct. 29

Tab BamfordSenior Writer IOctober 29, 2009

HELSINKI, FINLAND - OCTOBER 03:  #32 Kris Versteeg of the Chicago Blackhawks avoids a tackle from #24 Bryan McCabe of the Florida Panthers during The Compuware/NHL Premiere Helsinki series match between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Florida Panthers at the Hartwall Areena on October 3, 2009 in Helsinki, Finland.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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After Thursday morning’s skate, Chicago Blackhawks ' coach Joel Quenneville made a couple announcements regarding the lineup for the Hawks game in Nashville.

Captain Jonathan Toews, who did not travel with the team, is out for Thursday night and is doubtful for tomorrow night’s game against the Canadiens at the United Center as well. Brent Seabrook will play, though.

To accommodate Seabrook becoming active, the Hawks will not recall Jake Dowell from Rockford. Instead, Jordan Hendry will stay active and play forward; the Hawks will dress seven defensivemen for this evening’s game. The forward lines will be:

Dustin Byfuglien - John Madden – Patrick Kane

Andrew Ladd – Dave Bolland – Kris Versteeg

Patrick Sharp – Andrew Ebbett – Troy Brouwer

Tomas Kopecky - Colin Fraser – Jordan Hendry

Because of the return of Seabrook, the defensive lines will be more traditional. Jonathan Toews is still out with a concussion, so please note that Hendry will play forward this evening. The defensive pairings will be:

Duncan Keith – Brent Seabrook

Brian Campbell – Niklas Hjalmarsson

Brent Sopel – Cam Barker

Goal: Cristobal Huet