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Desjardins will be in the lineup on Saturday against his old team, the Sharks, as the Blackhawks use him to fill the spot of Joakim Nordstrom, who was suspended for two games for an illegal hit in Thursday's contest, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Desjardins had been a healthy scratch for the previous two games after making his debut on March 6 for the Blackhawks after the trade with the Sharks.
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Desjardins was limited in minutes (a little more than 9 minutes) in his Chicago debut on Friday, but showed some toughness with seven hits in that span in the Blackhawks shootout victory over the Oilers.
Desjardins had two shots on goal and he probably will be on the ice on Sunday against the Rangers as the Blackhawks' coaching staff continues to evaluate what they got in the trade with the Sharks. With Desjardins on the ice, he is taking away ice time from veteran Daniel Carcillo and rookie Teuvo Teravainen who were both healthy scratches on Friday.
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Desjardins, who was acquired from the Sharks on Monday in a deadline deal, is expected to be on the ice for the Blackhawks on Friday against the Oilers, ESPN Chicago reports.
Desjardins will most likely be on the fourth line. With Desjardins expected to be in the lineup on Friday, Teuvo Teravainen would not suit up. The Blackhawks are hoping that a change of scenery will do the trick for Desjardins who had only eight points in 56 games for the Sharks.
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Desjardins was acquired from the Sharks in exchange for forward Ben Smith, Mark Spector of Sportsnet reports.
The Sharks and Blackhawks will swap fourth-line centers in what amounts to a change-of-scenery deal for both players. Desjardins has only produced eight points in 56 games with the Sharks and shouldn't see much of a spike or dip in his already limited fantasy value with his new organization.
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Desjardins' two goals early in the second period Thursday helped chase opposing goalie Kari Lehtonen in an eventual 5-2 win over the Stars.Desjardins doesn't contribute much offense, generally, as he's usually relied upon for his physical play. Thursday's four shots on goal represent his season high, and he only has eight points to show for 54 games this year.
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Desjardins (personal) returned to practice Wednesday, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
Desjardins, who missed Tuesday's contest against the Coyotes to be with his wife, who was expecting the couple's first child, thus appears on track to return to the Sharks' lineup Thursday against the Maple Leafs.
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Desjardins (personal) was absent from the Sharks' morning skate and appears unlikely to play Thursday in Arizona, Curtis Pashelka of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Desjardins was away from the team to be with his wife for the birth of the couple's child. There's been no indication yet that the fourth-liner has been ruled out for Tuesday's game, but that will more than likely be the case unless Desjardins decides to hop a flight to Arizona in time for the game. Instead, he'll likely take the entire day off to be with his family before making a probable return to action Thursday versus the Maple Leafs.
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Desjardins had a plus-1 rating and 14:28 of ice time in Sunday's win over Carolina.
That's seven straight games without a point for Desjardins and he's only got a single assist through the first 20 games. Desjardins isn't known for logging lots of points, but he's falling below pace of past seasons in both shots and points.
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Andrew Desjardins had two assists and 10 penalty minutes in the Sharks 7-2 shellacking over the Kings on Sunday.
The Sharks are getting scoring from all four lines as every San Jose forward who has played has at least two points in the series. They are going to be tough to beat if this continues as the Sharks will be tough to defend against.
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Andrew Desjardins recorded an assist in San Jose's 2-1 shootout win over Washington.
Desjardins has 11 points and 63 penalty minutes in 46 contests in 2013-14. You would have to be in a pretty deep league to justify using Desjardins.