Marty Turco will start vs. Blue Jackets

Updated: January 31, 2011, 5:44 PM ET
By Jesse Rogers |

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Marty Turco will start in goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday when the Chicago Blackhawks resume play after the All-Star break.

Turco hasn't played since a Jan. 16 win over Nashville. He's 10-10-2 with a .898 save percentage and 3.02 goals against average. Corey Crawford has started nine of the Blackhawks' past 10 games.

"We want to play him," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. "We need both guys. He gets a chance to play, and we're looking forward to it."

Ryan Johnson missed practice with a lower body injury. Duncan Keith, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, and Patrick Sharp were allowed to skip practice following their participation in the NHL All-Star game on Sunday.

Jesse Rogers covers the Blackhawks for and ESPN 1000.

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