Sharp Returns to Practice; Crawford out vs. Blues Wednesday

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(Johnny's Icehouse) -- The Blackhawks returned to practice following their six-game Circus trip with both good news and bad news on the injury front. Goaltender Corey Crawford missed practice after suffering an off-ice lower body injury and will not play against St. Louis on Wednesday, according to head coach Joel Quenneville. Crawford has started 14 games in a row for the Hawks. Antti Raanta will get the start vs. the Blues.

On the positive side, Patrick Sharp returned to the ice and ice closer to returning to game action. Quenneville said Sharp practiced well but is still considered day-to-day and will not play Wednesday.

"It was nice to see everybody in the locker room, I've been here the last two weeks talking to myself, to the trainer," Sharp joked. "It was nice to see some friendly faces. It's nice to be back out there catching and receiving passes, skating on the line. It is all about timing at this point. Conditioning is where it needs to be, but just taking it day by day."

Sharp has not played since Nov. 4 at Montreal with a lower body injury.

Brent Seabrook is sick and also missed practiced, but Quenneville said he expects him to play tomorrow.


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