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Andrew Ebbett To Play Wing For Chicago Blackhawks Wednesday Night

Tab BamfordSenior Writer IOctober 19, 2009

DETROIT - MAY 14: Andrew Ebbett #48 of the Anaheim Ducks can't get around the stick of Brad Stuart #23 of the Detroit Red Wings during Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 14, 2009 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

According to both indications in practice Monday and Tweets from the Chicago Blackhawks, it appears that Andrew Ebbett will play wing in his first game with the team on Wednesday night. Ebbett has played more center than wing at the pro level, but skated on the fourth line with Colin Fraser and Tomas Kopecky for a lot of practice.

The Blackhawks host Vancouver on Wednesday night, and it appears Jack Skille will not continue accruing mileage between Rockford and Chicago; reports from Chicago are that Skille will stay with Rockford on Wednesday.

Adding Ebbett to the mix gives coach Joel Quenneville one more option to play with on such a talented roster. Quenneville’s played with lines a lot in the first couple weeks of the season, and Saturday was no exception. Kris Versteeg started next to John Madden and Troy Brouwer.

How Ebbett joining the roster, coupled with strong starts from Brouwer and Andrew Ladd, gives Quenneville lots of options to choose from.

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