Duncan Keith skates for first time since injury

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Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith looks on during the first period of a hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, in Philadelphia. The Flyers won 3-0. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Chicago has sorely missed Duncan Keith, but it looks like the skilled defenseman could be returning to the Blackhawks’ lineup sooner rather than later.

Keith skated with the team Sunday morning for the first time since sustaining a knee injury Oct. 17.

Chicago is 4-3-1 since Keith’s injury, but has dropped four of its past five.

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said his fingers are crossed that Keith can return to the lineup against the Blues on Saturday, when he’s eligible to come off injured reserve.

Keith, 32, has two points in six games this season while averaging 24:21 on the ice.

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