Coach Q is back behind the bench after being out for a week with a bleeding ulcer.
“I feel great –Ã‚Â was on IR for a week. … We’ll call it an upper-body injury. (I’m) all good to go. The only pain I was in for the last week was sitting in the hospital watching games.”
He also said that he’s under no restrictions from his doctors now that he’s back. Welcome back, Q. The “Coach Q Color Watch” was sad without you turning colors during games. (Chicago Breaking Sports)
Fernando Pisani was also back at practice, his first since a scary-looking hit from Mark Fistric of the Dallas Stars sidelined him with a concussion on February 11th. According to Tracy Myers, Pisani has no desire to see the replays of the hit:
“I felt it so I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think I need to see it again.”
He has been cleared to play, but Coach Q says that they’ll see if he’ll be in tomorrow against Nashville. (via @TramyersCSN on Twitter)
Someone who was not at practice — Nick Leddy. He was sent down to Rockford (a common cap-saving move with him this year) and would have been called up today — except that he is now ill. Q says that he’s also questionable against the Predators tomorrow. (via @TramyersCSN on Twitter)
The Province admits that the Blackhawks can be human.
Look, let’s be honest: The Chicago Blackhawks are bad, bad men. Perhaps the worst kind of men. Awful sorts. Horrible creatures.
But we’ll give them credit: When they’re interviewed by Joey the junior reporter -a curious, five-year-old Chicagoan -they are almost human. In fact, they might be more than almost human.
At least they’re not soulless Swedish robots bent on the destruction of hockey as we know it, replacing forwards with lookalike “twins”, though, am I right? (The Province)