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Henrik Borgstrom Returns to Blackhawks Lineup

Borgstrom last appeared in a game on October 24.
Henrik Borgstrom Blackhawks Lineup

Photo: Chase Agnello-Dean/Chicago Blackhawks

Entering a Friday night matchup against the Arizona Coyotes, forward Henrik Borgstrom will return to the Chicago Blackhawks' lineup.

Borgstrom last appeared in a game on October 24 before entering COVID-19 protocol on October 26. The Finnish forward returned to the team on November 3 but has not played in a game since. He missed the Blackhawks' game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday due to a non-COVID-related illness.

In six games this season, Borgstrom has two points (one goal, one assist) and a -2 rating while averaging 12:11 of ice time. The Blackhawks acquired the 24-year-old from the Florida Panthers at the trade deadline last season.

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Borgstrom will replace Adam Gaudette in the forward group. Here's a complete look at the Blackhawks' lineup vs. the Coyotes based on pregame warmups:

First Line: Alex DeBrincat-Kirby Dach-Patrick Kane
Second Line: Dominik Kubalik-Jonathan Toews-Jujhar Khaira
Third Line: Henrik Borgstrom-Dylan Strome-Philipp Kurashev
Fourth Line: Mike Hardman-Ryan Carpenter-Reese Johnson

First Pair: Calvin de Haan-Seth Jones
Second Pair: Jake McCabe-Connor Murphy
Third Pair: Riley Stillman-Erik Gustafsson

Goalies: Marc-Andre Fleury — Kevin Lankinen (backup)