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Blackhawks vs. Coyotes game thread: Part 1

The first period game thread for Arizona at Chicago.

Arizona Coyotes v Chicago Blackhawks Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

It’s been a busy day in Blackhawks land. It was confirmed that Corey Crawford will make his return to the ice after a 10-month absence, giving Chicago a player who is much, much more than just a goaltender. To accommodate Crawford’s activation from injured reserve, forward Luke Johnson was sent to the Rockford IceHogs, making room for Brandon Saad in the lineup, ending speculation that he was going to be a healthy scratch.

Feel free to brush up on the day’s news at the links above, or check out our preview of tonight’s game at this link.

And once you’re done with that, scroll down to the comments for the first period game thread of tonight’s game as Chicago hosts the Arizona Coyotes!