Carcillo has been used sparingly by Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville late in the season. Carcillo didn’t play in the three previous playoffs games and played in eight games in April.
Carcillo replaced forward Brandon Bollig, who was a healthy scratch, in Tuesday’s lineup. It was the Blackhawks’ only roster change from Sunday’s Game 3, which the Blackhawks lost 3-2 in overtime.
Carcillo had two goals and one assist in 23 regular-season games this year. He missed 15 games after suffering a knee injury in the season opener.
Quenneville talked about possibly using Carcillo following Tuesday’s afternoon skate.
“I think he’s one of those guys that brings energy to a team, enthusiasm,” Quenneville said. “Make sure you’re smart in how you approach games, but I think he’s got to play the way that makes him successful, and that’s playing hard and bringing that unpredictability.