After being a healthy scratch for the first time this season Saturday against the Kings, gritty forward Daniel Carcillo
will get back in the lineup tonight against the Coyotes.
Carcillo played left wing on the second line with Patrick Kane
at center and Marian Hossa
on the right side for much of the early part of the season, but Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville
wasn't thrilled with Carcillo's effectiveness of late and decided to sit him out for a game.
The message came through loud and clear, according to Carcillo.
"I haven't been playing as well as I'd like to," said Carcillo, who didn't record a point and logged just four shots with a minus-3 rating in the five games preceding his benching. "Obviously, sitting out last game I'm not very happy about … so I'm ready to get back at it with a strong match."
What things will Quenneville be looking for from Carcillo?
"The biggest thing is being on the forecheck and being on the body and getting under people's skin," Carcillo said, following today's morning skate at the United Center. "That comes with skating and working hard and getting (my linemates) pucks and finishing my checks."