The Midwestern swing of the Ducks' trip has swung back, and now here comes a heavyweight.
After Chris Stewart got knocked out and Ryan Getzlaf banged up in a deflating loss to Columbus on Thursday, the Ducks must face the Western Conference-leading Chicago Blackhawks in a potential playoff preview Saturday at United Center.
"I don't know if I'd call it a measuring-stick game, but I'll see how far we've progressed," Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said.
Stewart returned to Orange County to be examined for a possible broken jaw after he took a right hand to the face in a fight with Columbus defenseman Dalton Prout. His status probably will be known Sunday and Boudreau...