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No Shaw, no Moulson for ‘Hawks-Wild Game 6

May 13, 2014, 4:10 PM EDT

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 7: Andrew Shaw #65 of the Chicago Blackhawks reacts after scoring against the Nashville Predators in the first period during the NHL game on April 07, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images) Getty Images

Two key forwards will be held out of tonight’s elimination game at Xcel Energy Center.

Chicago’s Andrew Shaw, who hasn’t played since suffering a right leg injury on a Clayton Stoner hit in Game 1 of this series, will miss his fifth straight game on Tuesday, head coach Joel Quenneville confirmed. Quenneville, who at the time of Shaw’s injury said the gritty forward was “day-to-day,” acknowledged that Shaw is actually more “day-to-day” now than he was at the beginning of the series, and is hoping to resume skating over the next 48 hours.

Shaw was a vital contributor for the ‘Hawks in their opening-round win over the Blues, scoring four points in six games.

As for the Wild, they’ll be without Matt Moulson for a third straight game due to a lower-body ailment. The 30-year-old winger has been something of a disappointment this postseason, scoring just three points in 10 games, but did register an assist on Erik Haula‘s game-winner in Game 3 versus the ‘Hawks and notched two points in the final three games of the Colorado series.

That said, Moulson’s been more than capably replaced on the third line by Matt Cooke, who has returned from suspension to provide great energy alongside Haula and Justin Fontaine.

  1. r8rbhawk - May 13, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    What is worse, getting a right leg injury or suffering from a right leg injury, actually the worst is “getting suffering” from a right leg injury….

    Mike, I am just trying to help out a friend. I know what you meant. Just wanted to call it out before the true trolls come out and pile on.

    • Mike Halford - May 13, 2014 at 4:25 PM

      good lookin’ out. thanks.

  2. scdayball - May 13, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Injuries or no injuries hockey is a brutal game and if you ask me I’d say that injuries shouldn’t be an excuse for a team to lose. Hockey is a wild and intense sport and anything can happen, that’s why so many people love the sport. These guys are in the playoffs for a reason. They out performed all the others for the entire season, each team missing one person should not be a story it should be routine.

    • 19to77 - May 13, 2014 at 5:57 PM

      Pretty sure that’s how everyone takes it now anyway. It’s more about informing people who will be out tonight than anything. Don’t we all just assume there will be a couple “[upper or lower] body injuries” during the playoffs in general? Every playoff team has at least one or two. As you said, it’s an intense game. That’s part of why we love it. Still good to know who’s in and who’s out, though, right?

  3. grungelyrics4hockeyprofitguy - May 13, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    Spurgeon,
    come together with your hands
    Save me,
    I’m together with your plan
    Save me

    All my friends aren’t Indians
    All my friends are green and red,
    Spurgeon

  4. earpaniac - May 13, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    Judging by their recent decisions, since Shaw has been out for a few games, doesn’t the NHL now have to retroactively suspend Stoner?

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