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Bickell back in Blackhawks' plans; Emery to start

Bickell back in Blackhawks' plans; Emery to start

Bryan Bickell is getting another chance to prove he belongs in the Chicago Blackhawks' lineup. The winger will replace rookie Ben Smith, who was sent to Rockford of the American Hockey League on Monday, when the Hawks face the Western Conference-leading Wild in Minnesota on Wednesday night. "Ben was working hard here to show himself that he wants to be here (but) unfortunately he's gone down," Bickell said following Tuesday's practice at the United Center. "I'll take the opportunity and I have to do the best I can do with it." Bickell has been a healthy scratch for five consecutive games after having recorded no points during the month of November....

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