CALGARY, Alberta -- The
"Every day there is a little progress," Frolik said following the Hawks' morning skate at the Scotiabank Saddledome. "It's the shoulder. It's sore and I can't be really strong. We'll see how it is (later Friday) and hopefully it's going to be alright."
Smith was recalled from Rockford of the
"It's obviously not the way I envisioned things going but you take everything in stride and work hard every day," Smith said Friday. "I did everything I could to try and get back. It worked out today, we'll see what happens tomorrow and the day after that."
Smith was injured when the
"I'm feeling great," Ben Smith said. "It's been seven or eight weeks now since the injury. I'm definitely feeling ready to go. I was down (in Rockford) hoping things would work out, working hard and trying to get back in good shape and playing well."
Hawks coach JOel
"Ben is useful in a lot ways," Quenneville said. "He can play all three positions. Whether it's a checking role or offensive role. In the course of a game he can be moved up and play with top guys. It's nice to see him playing well. We're happy to have him back."