Duncan Keith plays in Game 4 vs. Wild after wife has baby boy

Chicago Blackhawks' Duncan Keith looks to pass in this file photo. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

May 8, 2013 3:03:18 PM PDT
Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith had a good reason for missing the team's morning skate ahead of Game 4: His wife was giving birth.

Keith left Minnesota to return to Chicago to be with his wife, Kelly-Rae, but coach Joel Quenneville said he would return in time to play in Tuesday night's playoff matchup against the Wild.

"Family comes first," Quenneville said. "I'm happy he was there in time."

Kelly-Rae Duncan gave birth to a boy, Colton.

After getting a chance to hold Colton for a few moments ,Keith hopped on a plane to Minnesota to help the Blackhawks go up 3-1 in the best of seven series.