Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Blackhawks announced Tuesday that center Brad Richards will miss the final three games of the regular season with an upper-body injury.

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said he expects Richards to be ready for the playoffs. Richards has recorded 12 goals and 25 assists in 76 games this season.

Kyle Baun will make his NHL debut when the Blackhawks host the Wild on Tuesday.

In addition, defenseman Kimmo Timonen (upper body) will miss Tuesday's game.