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Shaw (upper body) practiced again Tuesday and looks ready to play Wednesday against the Avalanche, Tracey Myers of CSNChicago.com reports.
Shaw skated as the third-line center at Tuesday's session and didn't appear to be limited in any drills, which should clear him to rejoin the lineup following a three-game absence. The 23-year-old has gotten off to a slow start to the 2014-15 campaign, notching three goals, three assists and a minus-4 rating over 18 games.
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Shaw (upper body) appears poised to return to the lineup Wednesday against the Avalanche, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
The gritty forward should draw back into the lineup after the team demoted his replacement, Phillip Danault, to AHL Rockford on Monday. Shaw collected three goals and three assists in 18 games before getting injured Nov. 16 against the Stars.
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Shaw (upper body), who practiced Sunday morning, was denied the chance to skate against the Canucks on Sunday night, Chicago Sun-Times reported.
Hawks' coach Joel Quenneville was asked by Shaw to skate against Vancouver but the coach said no. Despite the rejection Shaw is getting closer and could be back in the lineup by Wednesday at Colorado. Shaw has missed the first three games of the circus road trip.
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Shaw, who has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Oilers, is doubtful to play Sunday against the Canucks as well.
Shaw wasn't on the ice for Saturday's morning skate, more than likely dashing his chances of playing Sunday since he won't have skated in consecutive days. His absence could enable the newly-recalled Phillip Danault to receive some regular run in the Blackhawks' bottom six.
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Shaw (upper body) will not play Saturday against the Oilers, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Though coach Joel Quenneville previously labeled Shaw's injury as "not serious," the forward will still be forced to miss his second straight contest. The newly-recalled Phillip Danault will assume Shaw's spot in the lineup Saturday.
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Shaw has an upper-body injury and will miss Thursday's game against the Flames, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Shaw's absence comes as a surprise after he was able to practice a day earlier, seemingly reporting no injury complications. Coach Joel Quenneville wasn't able to shed much light on the exact nature of Shaw's injury or when it was sustained, but did say that it was "not serious." He should be labeled as questionable in advance of the Blackhawks' next game Saturday night in Edmonton.
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Shaw picked up an assist in Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Canadiens.
After starting the season with four points in the first six games, Shaw failed to register a point in the next six. He was on the ice for 19:14 on Tuesday, including 5:06 with the man advantage that led to his assist. He set a personal best last year with 39 points, and he could approach the 40 point mark once again this season.
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Shaw scored his team's lone goal in Wednesday's OT loss to the Flames.
The Hawks pelted Flames netminder Jonas Hiller with 50 shots on the night, but Shaw was the only player able to put one past him with a redirect on the power play midway through the third period.
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Shaw opened the scoring and added an assist in Saturday's win over Buffalo.
A great effort from Shaw, who is currently centering the second line between Patrick Kane and Brandon Saad. If Shaw continues to play on that line and on the top power-play unit, he could surpass the career-high 20 goals and 39 points he recorded in 2013-14.
Andrew Shaw C CHI 2 Months
Shaw will begin the season as the Blackhawks' second line center, CSN Chicago reports.
The Hawks picked up Brad Richards in the offseason specifically to center the second line, but Shaw's play with that unit is forcing the team to reconsider. The trio of Shaw, Patrick Kane, and Brandon Saad were virtually unstoppable in last year's playoffs, and seem to have picked up right where they left off this preseason. The move also gives Chicago a potent third line of Richards, Bryan Bickell, and Kris Versteeg, so opposing teams will have to gameplan for three scoring lines. If Shaw starts to struggle, the team won't hesitate to move Richards up, but for now, Shaw has an opportunity to increase his production from a year ago.