Keith scored a goal and added an assist in Friday's 3-2 come-from-behind win over the Ducks. The assist came on the power play. Keith was the straw that stirred the Hawks' drink Friday. First, he set up the power-play marker to get the Hawks on the board with 1:41 left in the game. Then, he scored the tying goal with just 27 seconds remaining. His overall numbers are depressed, but he still has eight points in 13 games. And with good health comes great output. Use him well.
Keith (knee) will make his return to the Blackhawks' blueline for Thursday's matchup with St. Louis, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports. Keith has missed the Chicago's last 10 games after undergoing knee surgery on October 20, but has been a full-participant in practice since November 10. Whenever a player misses an extended period of time, a certain level of rust is to be expected. That being said, Keith is an elite defenseman who's transition back into the lineup should be fairly seamless, leaving no reason to be cautious about using him in any fantasy format.
Keith (knee) was cleared for contact Tuesday, and could return to game action as soon as Saturday against the Blues, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports. Keith returned to the ice for Sunday's morning skate, marking the first time the star defender has skated since undergoing knee surgery on Oct. 20. He was cleared for contact Tuesday, and is expected to be a full participant in Wednesday's practice. The Hawks may opt to hold Keith out of Saturday's tilt against the Blues so that he can make his return in the second of back-to-back games Sunday against the Flames. That way, Keith wouldn't immediately be over-exerted less than four weeks after undergoing knee surgery, and would have a few days to rest before next Wednesday's matchup with the Oilers. Either way, Keith's impending return will be a tremendous boost to Chicago's depleted defensive corps.
Keith participated in the Blackhawks' morning skate for the first time since his knee injury, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports. It's an important milestone in Keith's recovery, but he still likely has a week or two before he is able to return. A mid-to-late November comeback is the likely outcome, but further progress will be needed for that to be a guarantee.
Keith (knee) was placed on long-term injured reserve Wednesday. This isn't too much of a surprise and doesn't change his timetable. Keith is still expected to miss four-to-six weeks with this injury that hurts the Blackhawks' already thin blue line.
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