Chicago Blackhawks: Being Back on the Ice Is Nice for Dave Bolland

April 8th, 2011 by Jon Fromi Leave a reply »
The Chicago Blackhawks got some encouraging news Friday after the team's morning skate in Detroit concerning injured center Dave Bolland, who has missed a month of action due to a concussion suffered March 9th in Tampa.

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville reported to the press that Bolland has made significant progress from the concussion, which occurred when Pavel Kubina elbowed the 'Hawks center in the back of the head.

"He could be on the ice today back home," said Quenneville.  "He's really progressed the last couple of days."

Great news.  Will it make a difference?  It depends on how close Bolland is to handling game conditions. 

Resuming skating is encouraging, but don't expect him to dramatically appear at Joe Louis Arena tonight a la Patrick Sharp.  Sharp, who felt sufficiently healed from his knee injury, skated after working out on his own for the first time since he left the lineup.

I wouldn't count on Bolland going that route.

I would find it difficult to believe that the 'Hawks are going to be anything but cautious in this case.  With additional recovery time available b ...

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