Defenseman Duncan Keith, who has missed three consecutive games with a left hand injury, practiced with teammates Monday at the United Center and afterward said his recovery is progressing.
"It's been frustrating," Keith added. "You definitely get a sense of understanding of what the guys go through when theyr'e not playing or scratched for a game. You always want to be out there with the guys playing. It's not fun being in the gym working out or getting skated."
Corey Crawford will start in goal against the Blues and coach Joel Quenneville indicated some other lineup changes could occur on the heels of the Hawks' 6-2 drubbing at the hands of the Canucks on Sunday night.
Quenneville said it was "likely" winger Rostislav Olesz will play against the Blues after being a healthy scratch the last 11 games.
"(Sunday night) was a game that gets your attention in a lot of ways," Quenneville said. "When you look at things, you don't mind making changes on a merit basis. Guys will get different opportunities and get a chance to enhance their opportunity going forward."