Hjalmarsson Will Be In Lineup Against Oilers

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Niklas Hjalmarsson (Photo Credit: Getty Images, By: Jeff Gross)

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In the first period of Monday night’s 3-1 loss to the Calgary Flames, defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson injured his foot.

The 23-year-old Swede sat out a practice on Tuesday, but was able to skate on Wednesday morning and will play Wednesday night against the last place Edmonton Oilers.

“I’m feeling almost 100 percent so I’ll be good [Wednesday night],” Hjalmarsson told Chris Kuc, of the Chicago Tribune. “This one bruised up a little bit and was a little swollen. I had a tough time getting my foot in a skate [Tuesday]) but it’s better and that’s good so I can get a pregame skate in.”

Hjalmarsson ranks 10th in the NHL with 110 blocked shots.

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