Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville
has ruled out goaltender Ray Emery and center Dave Bolland for Tuesday's clash
with the Minnesota Wild in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals.
Emery, who posted a stellar 17-1-0 record along with a 1.94 goals-against
average while splitting time with Corey Crawford for the top-seeded
Blackhawks, has been out of action since sustaining a lower-body injury in a
game at Edmonton this past Wednesday.
Bolland, Chicago's usual second-line center, is also dealing with a lower-body
injury -- believed to be a groin issue -- and was held out of the team's final
three contests of the regular season. He recorded seven goals and seven
assists over 35 games during the lockout-shortened 2013 campaign.
Crawford will draw the start between the pipes on Tuesday for Chicago, which
claimed the Presidents Trophy by amassing 77 points on a 36-7-5 overall record
during the regular season, with Henrik Karlsson serving as the backup
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