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Michal Handzus was back on Chicago's second line at practice on Tuesday.

He skated between Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp in the session. Handzus recorded just four goals and 16 points in 59 games during the regular season. If he opens the playoffs with Hossa and Sharp as his wingers then he could get a good fantasy boost.

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Michal Handzus will be scratched Thursday night versus Minnesota.

He was limited to 8:11 of ice time in Chicago's 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday, but it wasn't because of an injury. Handzus has four goals and 11 assists in 56 games this season.

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Michal Handzus turned 37 on Tuesday.

"I feel good," he said. "I still feel my game's got to get on a higher level, for sure, but it's all mental. My body feels good." Handzus said that playing in the Olympics with Slovakia "rejuvenated" him, but it hasn't helped him on the scoresheet. He has one assist in his last five appearances and he has 12 points in 46 games on the year.

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Michal Handzus and Marian Hossa will return to Chicago after Slovakia was eliminated from Olympic play on Tuesday.

"It's disappointing but now we have a couple of days to regroup and come back to the Blackhawks," said Handzus. "Our tournament wasn't good. Maybe we played one good game. Other than that we had some flashes but we didn't play 60 minutes. In a tournament like this, every mistake they pay you back. We came close but it was too little too late." He assisted on both of Hossa's goals in Slovakia's 5-3 loss to the Czech Republic.

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Michal Handzus was back in Chicago's lineup Wednesday after he was a healthy scratch on Tuesday.

He snapped a 14-game point drought when he earned an assist on a goal by Brandon Saad in the second period of a 5-2 win versus Vancouver. "I haven't played well," Handzus said. "I have to play better. That's the biggest part for me. I didn't like my game the last two, three weeks, so I need to step up and play a lot better. Generally be better in our zone, get to the puck, win some 1-on-1 battles, distribute the puck to my wings." He has 11 points in 38 games this season.

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Michal Handzus received a "rest day" Tuesday night.

Minor-league call-up Brandon Pirri suited up in his place. Handzus has notched only four goals and 10 points in 37 games this season.

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Michal Handzus will suit up for Team Slovakia at the Winter Olympics.

He will join Blackhawks teammate Marian Hossa in Russia. Handzus has 10 points in 28 games this campaign.

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Michal Handzus recorded a goal and a helper in Chicago's 7-2 victory over Philadelphia on Wednesday night.

He has been limited to 17 games this season because of injuries and he has seven points during that span. Handzus was credited with the game winner against the Flyers.

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Michal Handzus (illness) is healthy enough to play Friday.

Handzus was sidelined for two games. He has a goal and four points in 13 contests this season.

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Michal Handzus (illness) remained behind Wednesday afternoon while his teammates left for Minnesota.

He isn't projected to play on Thursday night versus the Wild. Handzus missed Tuesday's game against Dallas as well due to an illness.