News, notes and quotes from Kings-Blackhawks practices Tuesday

There was zero actual news as the Kings and Blackhawks held practices Tuesday at the United Center in preparation for Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. There was the possibility that Chicago center Andrew Shaw could return to the lineup after suffering a leg injury during the Blackhawks’ second-round series victory over the Minnesota Wild. But no decision was made either way.

“It’s good to be back,” Shaw said. “It sucks being away from the guys. We have such a tight-knit group. It’s all smiles to be back out there with them. I feel like it looks good (to play in Game 2), so I feel pretty good, too.”

The Kings lines and defense pairs appeared to be unchanged from Game 1, with defenseman Willie Mitchell skating with Slava Voynov. Mitchell sat out all of the Kings’ second-round victory over the Ducks because of a leg injury suffered in Game 6 of their first-round win over the San Jose Sharks. He returned and played a sound game in the Kings’ 3-1 loss to the Blackhawks in Game 1.



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