Chicago Blackhawks: How Long Will Dave Bolland’s Foot Keep Him off the Ice?

November 11th, 2011 by Jon Fromi Leave a reply »
The Chicago Blackhawks will be coming home for two games on a higher note than when they left. They just might not have Dave Bolland in the lineup for those games.

The 'Hawks center has not been on the ice since Tuesday, when he was struck in the skate by a shot in Chicago's loss to St. Louis. That includes Thursday's 6-2 romp over the Columbus Blue Jackets, where he was held out of action due to the standard "lower body injury."

Based upon what I saw on TV Tuesday, Bolland's injury is more accurately located in the foot and ankle area.

There are unsubstantiated reports of Bolland wearing a walking boot Thursday. If that's the case, don't expect to see him on the United Center ice before the circus comes to town.

Bolland went to the locker room in the second period of the Blues game, but returned and finished the contest. Immediately following the game, he received a lot of attention from the training staff and did not practice Wednesday. Joel Quenneville took a wait-and-see attitude with Bolland's possible return Friday when the 'Hawks host Calgary.

Marcus Kruger, who moved up to the third line in Bolland's absence, figures to ...

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