Keith was expected to miss four-to-six weeks following surgery on Oct. 20 to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, but the reigning Conn Smythe Trophy winner was back at practice on Sunday. The 32-year-old Keith is expected to absorb some contact during Wednesday's practice, according to CSN Chicago's Tracey Myers.
Keith is eligible to be activated off long-term injured reserve on Saturday when the Blackhawks face the Central Division-rival St. Louis Blues. The team also plays the Calgary Flames on Sunday.
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The two-time Norris Trophy winner has notched two assists in six contests in 2015-16 and was averaging a team-high 24:21 of ice time at the time of his injury.
And Keith has been cleared for contact. Will take some at tomorrow's practice. #Blackhawks