The game is scheduled for noon Central time at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.
Ward has split the starting goaltending duties with Collin Delia since No. 1 netminder Corey Crawford was placed on injured reserve Dec. 18 with a concussion. Crawford sustained his second concussion in less than a year after a collision in the crease caused him to hit his head against the goal post Dec. 16 against San Jose at the United Center in Chicago.
Ward has gone 2-1 in three starts since Crawford was placed on IR. He went 2-0 after that before allowing five goals in a 6-3 home loss to Florida on Dec. 23.
Chicago head coach Jeremy Colliton has since turned to Delia, who has stopped 76 of 80 shots in back-to-back starts. Delia has not allowed more than two goals in three wins since being called up from the AHL. The 24-year-old has made at least 30 saves in each win, including a 46-save effort against Minnesota on Dec. 27 at the United Center.