Kirby Dach takes his 1st steps to rejoining the Chicago Blackhawks after breaking his wrist. ‘It’s a positive for everyone,’ says coach Jeremy Colliton.

Kirby Dach participated in an optional morning skate for the Chicago Blackhawks Monday at Fifth Third Arena, a major step in his recovery from wrist surgery in December. Dach skated and worked on puck handling with other light work. Coach Jeremy Colliton has been encouraged by Dach’s progress since breaking his wrist during the World Junior Championships, but declined to put a timetable on when — or if — Dach will return this season. “I’m not sure exactly timeline-wise,” Colliton said, “but I do know he looks good and it’s hard to handicap it. We’re too far away at this point.” The Hawks plan …

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