Hawks Game Day: Versteeg out, Leddy in

ST. PAUL, Minn. — As Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville juggles his lineup, looking for more production after getting shut out in Game 3 against the Wild,

Jeremy Morin is back in the lineup while Kris Versteeg is a scratch after not skating with the top four lines during Thursday’s practice and Friday’s morning skate. Versteeg missed Game 6 against the Blues and Game 1 against the Wild. Defenseman Nick Leddy is back in the lineup after missing Game 3.

Hard-hitting Matt Cooke is back for the Wild after serving a seven-game suspension for a knee-to-knee hit on the Avalanche’s Tyson Barrie in the first round.

The Hawks are looking to attack early against the Wild after getting shutout in Game 3.

“We need to chip the pucks, use our speed, keep our feet moving,” Bryan Bickell said. “I think we got away from it last game. We didn’t do it this time.  I think there’s a couple periods and a couple shifts that we were fired up. We need to keep our feet moving. We’re a fast team.”


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