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Kimmo Timonen, Kris Versteeg returning to Chicago Blackhawks' lineup

Kimmo Timonen, Kris Versteeg returning to Chicago Blackhawks' lineup

Hoping to avoid a second straight home loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning that would put them on the verge of elimination, the Chicago Blackhawks planned to make a few lineup changes for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night at United Center. Surprisingly, Coach Joel Quenneville decided to restore defenseman Kimmo Timonen to the lineup even though the 40-year-old Finn has struggled to keep up against speedy opponents. He’s averaging only nine minutes and 25 seconds’ ice time per game and did not play in the first three games of the final. Tampa Bay leads the series, 2-1. Timonen is expected to replace Kyle Cumiskey. Quenneville said defenseman Johnny Oduya, who...

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