Crawford was suspended through Thursday after the Blackhawks investigated his past behaviour, which consisted of allegations of physical abuse from former gamers. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press by means of AP)

"I believe everyone is worthy of a 2nd chance, so as long as he's gone to get the help he needs, I'm sure he's a better person now than he was back then," stated Hirsch.

Crawford stated he comprehends now that his behaviour "crossed the line."

"We yap about reading and reacting as a coach. My natural propensity was to respond and after that check out. And those are a few of the battles that I've had to handle in my time," he said.

The Canucks host the Blackhawks at 7 p.m. PT.

"It was great to be out with the men," stated the 58-year-old."It's really about me, it's about some of the things that I did wrong with some of the teams and some the players I've had during my career. ... And for that I'm very sorry,' he stated."He's certainly a presence we've missed," said the forward."We talk a lot about reading and responding as a coach.

takes part in the Blackhawks'morning skate Thursday.'It's truly about me ... things that I did wrong. ... And for that I'm extremely sorry,' he said.(Tanya Fletcher/CBC) Crawford was worked with by Chicago in June, making it

his 6th NHL club in a 30-year training career. Previously, the Blackhawks stated Crawford has actually remained in counselling regularly because 2010.

Blackhawks captain Jonathon Toews stated the group was happy to have him back.

"He's certainly a presence we've missed," stated the forward. "He's been great with the young people and with the more knowledgeable gamers like myself-- simply saying the ideal things at the right times."

Canucks expert Corey Hirsch said the fundamental part about the story is that an effort is being made to address the behaviour.

Marc Crawford returned to the ice and his job as a Chicago Blackhawks assistant coach Thursday to a chorus of stick taps at the team's morning skate in Vancouver.

"It was terrific to be out with the people," said the 58-year-old. "It was a great reception."

Crawford was put on leave by the team one month back after stories about him physically abusing gamers throughout previous training jobs surfaced.

Previous Vancouver Canuck Brent Sopel told a hockey podcast last year that Crawford had actually kicked, choked and grabbed him. Crawford was Canucks head coach from 1999 to 2006.

And last month, former NHLer Sean Avery stated Crawford had kicked him during a game in 2006 when both were with the LA Kings.

Crawford released an apology last month and repeated it Thursday.

"It's really about me, it's about a few of the things that I did wrong with some of the teams and some the gamers I've had throughout my profession. And for that I'm very sorry. I want those things didn't take place."