Steve Montador is expected to return to the lineup vs the Devils tonight.
Steve has missed 22 consecutive games with an upper body injury that might have been a concussion.
The 32 year old Steve this year has 5 goals and 9 assists in 51 games this season. Since he is coming back off a long injury, the Hawks will go with 7 defencemen to ease him back into the lineup.
Brendan Morrison will be a healthy scratch.
Montador will have little effect on the Hawks playoff games. He will end up probably a 4th line defenceman if anything . The best he might do is key passes, stick checks, keep the puck in the zone, and back checks. All this is but I do not see him producing goals or assists.