Blackhawks Active Towes, Sharp from IR

The Chicago Blackhawks have activated forwards Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp from Injured Reserve.

Toews, 23, shares second in the NHL with 27 goals, and ranks second on the Blackhawks with 50 points (27G, 23A) in 49 games this season. The Winnipeg, Manitoba, native was honored as a National League All-Star this year for the third time in his career, and paces the NHL in both faceoff winning percentage and takeaways.

Sharp, 30, is tied for second on the Blackhawks with 20 goals and ranks fourth on the club with 40 points (20G, 20A) in 42 contests this season. The Thunder Bay, Ontario, native also ranks second on the team with a +18 plus/minus rating this year.

The Blackhawks will visit the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena tonight (Jan. 31) at 9:00 p.m. CT. The game will be broadcast locally on WGN-TV Channel 9 and can be heard on WGN Radio AM-720.