Brandon Saad back in lineup

Updated: March 23, 2014, 5:34 PM ET
By Scott Powers |

CHICAGO -- Blackhawks forward Brandon Saad will play against the Nashville Predators on Sunday after missing the last three games with an upper-body injury, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said.

Blackhawks forward Bryan Bickell and defenseman Michal Rozsival will not play against the Predators due to injuries.

Saad hasn't played since suffering an upper-body injury against the Detroit Red Wings on March 16. He is tied for second on the Blackhawks with a plus-29 rating and is sixth on the team with 44 points. He has 19 goals and 25 assists in 68 games this season.

Bickell will miss his second consecutive game since suffering an upper-body injury against the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday. He has 10 goals, two assists and a minus-seven rating in 53 games this season.

Rozsival will miss his fourth consecutive games with a lower-body injury. He has one goal, six assists and a plus-four rating in 38 games this season.

Chicago's 19-year-old forward Teuvo Teravainen will also be a healthy scratch for the second consecutive game.

Quenneville said Teravainen will likely make his NHL debut against the Dallas Stars on Tuesday. Teravainen was recalled from Jokerit in Finland's Liiga on Friday.

Scott Powers is the Blackhawks beat reporter for He is an award-winning journalist and has been reporting on preps, colleges and pros for publications throughout the Midwest since 1997.



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