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Blackhawks’ Bolland out ‘day to day': Quenneville

Feb 2, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

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Chicago Blackhawks centre Dave Bolland isn’t expected to play tonight against the Calgary Flames, however it doesn’t sound as if he will be out of the lineup long.

The Blackhawks official Twitter account paraphrased head coach Joel Quenneville as saying Bolland would miss tonight’s game in Calgary but is “just day to day.”

Quenneville met with Chicago reporters following Saturday’s game.

Bolland left Friday’s road game against the Vancouver Canucks in the third period with an injury to his right leg after taking a slash from Jannik Hansen.

The Blackhawks lost to the Canucks 2-1 in a shootout, thanks to another solid effort from Roberto Luongo.

Chicago, which has suffered back-to-back shootout losses, is now playing its third game in four nights, as it continues its tour through the NHL’s Northwest Division. Ray Emery is expected to start in goal for the Blackhawks against the Flames, as per NHL.com correspondent Aaron Vickers.

  1. r4n6er - Feb 2, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    “slash from Jannik Hansen” You make it seem like it was intentional. Clearly he was off balance and making an attempt for a puck that took a strange bounce.

    • ikillchicken - Feb 2, 2013 at 11:05 PM

      Indeed. He wasn’t even looking at Bolland as I recall. He took a swing at the puck and his stick came around and caught Bolland on the follow through.

      • alexbaymac - Feb 3, 2013 at 3:28 PM

        In a game where the hockey stick can quickly become a weapon, the players are required to have their stick under their control, even ‘off balance’. A high stick will get called if it gets seen; so should a slash (by whatever name you want to assign it).

      • comeonnowguys - Feb 4, 2013 at 1:58 PM

        I get that, and I know I’m really late to the party, but I agree with ranger, how it read and how it appeared were very different. There’s a difference between a slash and “I’m going to break this over your wrists,” which is inference I got from that.

  2. dt58 - Feb 2, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    How would you describe it?

    • r4n6er - Feb 3, 2013 at 12:54 AM

      In a strange play, where the puck took a bizarre hop, Bolland sustained an injury as a result of Hansen digging for a loose puck.

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