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Bolland (upper body) out against Blues

Feb 27, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT

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The Blackhawks will be without center Dave Bolland for the third straight game when they play the Blues Thursday in St. Louis.

Bolland suffered an upper-body injury Feb. 22 against San Jose.

According to Chicago coach Joel Quenneville, Bolland is “progressing,” though it remains unclear what exactly is wrong. The 26-year-old did miss the last 14 games of the 2010-11 regular season, as well as three playoff games, with a concussion. That’s relevant, given the phrase “upper-body injury” has become synonymous with head injuries.

“Hopefully he gets on the ice the next couple of days,” said Quenneville, per’s Tracey Myer. “He’s improving every day.”

In other ‘Hawks news, Corey Crawford will start in net against the Blues.

Chicago (16-0-3) has yet to lose a game in regulation.

  1. buckyblackhawk - Feb 27, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    All these concussions in today’s game, makes you wonder how many players 5-10+ years ago played the next game still having concussion symptoms.

    • r8rbhawk - Feb 27, 2013 at 8:44 PM

      You got me thinking, something we will probably never see again… the ’03 SCF Paul Kariya is destroyed by Scott Stevens in game 6, yet he returns to play later in the game and scores. Then he plays game 7. No way in today’s NHL is Kariya cleared to return after that hit.

      • buckyblackhawk - Feb 28, 2013 at 5:27 PM

        Just think back to the 72 Summit Series, saw a documentary on it and Canada’s big scorer crashes head first into the boards without a helmet(he had one on when he came back). Later in that game….scores the game winner and continues to play the whole series like nothing happened. The guy (Henderson…something like that) when interviewed for this documentary was laughing about how he told the doctor to move out of his way so he could go back and play. That would NEVER happen today.

    • yankeehawk - Feb 28, 2013 at 10:38 AM

      I’m kind of thinking it’s his back acting up again and not a concussion…

  2. esracerx46 - Feb 27, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Kind of hoping the Hawks call up Pirri for that 2nd line center. Id like to see what he can do

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