The Blackhawks will welcome goalie Corey Crawford back to the lineup on Friday, but they won't have center Artem Anisimov or winger Marian Hossa.
Anisimov, who has 14 goals and 13 assists playing mostly on the line with Patrick Kane and Artemi Panarin, was placed on injured reserve Thursday, retroactive to Dec. 18. He suffered an upper-body injury during Saturday night's victory at St. Louis.
Crawford is returning from having an emergency appendectomy in Philadelphia on Dec. 3. Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said Thursday that Crawford will be between the pipes on Friday.