Byfuglien will work on a line with center John Madden and forward Troy Brouwer, likely bumping forward Adam Burish from the active roster. A little more than a year ago, Byfuglien set off a melee against the Canucks during a March 29, 2009 regular-season game at United Center that many say ignited the feud.
"I'll be watching hockey and talking hockey and just keeping my brain tuned into hockey a little bit. People know that I don't have any problems talking."
Coach Quenneville after practice: C Dave Bolland to undergo back surgery. Timetable for return will be addressed after surgery.
"They don't have to agree," Daly said of the Leafs. "They can be dead-set against it, but that doesn't mean they can stop the league from putting a franchise here if the league thinks a franchise here makes sense."
Welcome back, captain. Good news from practice in Phoenix this morning - Jonathan Toews is on the ice.
Make every play lead the way to victory, John.
The Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bears announced today a historic partnership between the two franchises, marking the first of its kind between an Original Six National Hockey League team and a founding franchise of the National Football League.
The cross-branding promotional initiative includes commercials, representation inside the United Center and Soldier Field during home games for each team and a wealth of other activities. The five sets of commercials that will be released this fall feature one Blackhawks player and one Bears player, emphasizing the mutual support between each organization and the city of Chicago. Blackhawks Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp, Brent Seabrook and Brian Campbell will join forces with Bears Jay Cutler, Devin Hester, Robbie Gould, Lance Briggs and Greg Olsen in these spots.