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New dad Duncan Keith expected to play tonight

May 7, 2013, 2:55 PM EDT

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Good news for Chicago defenseman Duncan Keith — he and his wife had their first child, a boy, early this morning.

Good news for the Blackhawks and their fans — Keith is expected to fly into Minnesota today and be in the lineup tonight for Game 4 against the Wild.

“It’s a good day, an exciting day for the Keiths and we’re happy for them,” coach Joel Quenneville said, per CSNChicago.com. “It sounds like everything went well. We’re encouraged that he’ll be here today, so it’s good news all around.”

Chicago leads the series, 2-1.

Related: Blackhawks must raise intensity level in Game 4

  1. sjsharks66 - May 7, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    Congrats!

  2. r8rbhawk - May 7, 2013 at 3:36 PM

    C’mon Hawks, win one for the newest member of the Blackhawks family!

  3. chicagobtech - May 7, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    Great news from the home front!

  4. profsudz - May 7, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    He probably got less sleep than even Patty Kane did last night

  5. blackhawksdynasty - May 7, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    I’m gonna say (Baby Boy) Keith will have more natural teeth than his dad by the age of 4. Over/Under????
    ***in all seriousness tho, congratulations Duncs (and family) and welcome to fatherhood!!!

  6. pone27 - May 7, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    The Duncman proving he’s a real man on and off the ice.

    Congrats Duncan, now let’s go HAWKS!!

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