Kruger signed a one-year contract with the Blackhawks on Sept. 11 but was unable to join them until late this week due to a visa issue.
Quenneville said Kruger, who has played all 287 regular-season games of his NHL career with Chicago, has looked good in practice and is eager to get into a game.
"We'll probably play him in the last two [preseason games]," Quenneville said prior to a preseason game against the Canadiens at Bell Centre on Friday. "But he was flying out there today. He's happy to be back here and ready to go."