Injury Update: Bolland Not Ready To Return

By Keith Schultz

Mar 16, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center

Dave Bolland

(36) waits for the face off against the Dallas Stars during the game at the American Airlines Center. The Blackhawks defeated the Stars 8-1. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

There were picture circulating of Dave Bolland on the ice at practice on Thursday and the assumption would be Bolland is in the lineup Friday night.  Not so fast my friend after practice it was reported Bolland wouldn’t play.

Bolland also told Chicago Sun-Times reporter Mark Lazerus that he’s rushing to get back.

This tweet worries me more than Bolland not playing, because with the Hawks tremendous start  the thought one would think was  nobody would have to rush back and risk further injury.  Yes, it probably would  be good for Bolland to hit the ice before the playoffs started,but let’s not risk playoff games in the process.

Another thing that Bolland not returning saved us is #2 center talk with Marcus Kruger filling the role nicely and fans calling for Bolland to return to his more comfortable #3 center spot.  One controversy(goalie) a week please, so not having this one to deal with is a plus right?

Bolland practicing has to be a good sign that he will return to the lineup within the next week, a defense minded tough Bolland is needed come playoff time and a healthy one too!

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