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Bolland, Emery out for Game 1 versus Wild

Apr 29, 2013, 2:29 PM EDT

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Blackhawks center Dave Bolland (groin) and backup goalie Ray Emery (lower-body) will not dress Tuesday against the Wild at the United Center.

“We’ll say day-to-day,” ‘Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said today, per the Chicago Tribune. “We’re hopeful they’re going to be on the ice real soon. We expect them on the ice real soon.”

Bolland missed the last three games of the regular season with his ailment, while Emery last made an appearance in Chicago’s goal on April 24.

Henrik Karlsson will back up starter Corey Crawford tomorrow.

Bolland’s absence likely means veteran center Michal Handzus, acquired from San Jose a month ago, will continue to skate on the second line between Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp.

  1. thehighcountrybear - Apr 29, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    Bolland’s underrated by every measure…hard to define, but he brings something to the Hawks mix that tightens them up as a team?

    No reverse gear…

    As a fan, I like his game…when he potted that late goal in the Detroit blow-out, he played it cool and shook-off the celebration. Class all the way!

    I cannot see an injured Bolland doing anything but damaging Hawks chances…

    • blackhawksdynasty - Apr 29, 2013 at 7:56 PM

      the bear found another Hawks article….surprise surprise. In my opinion, missing Bolland doesn’t hurt Chicago very much. He had a couple of good playoff series against Vancouver – years ago – and that’s about it. Don’t rush back, Dave. Please.

  2. hammerhead5573 - Apr 29, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Hey dynasty don’t give that guy your time. If you notice rarely will he ever reply to someone who remotely questions him. I would love to have a 100% Bolland back than the way he is now. When he was 100%, he and Kane worked well together.

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