Chicago Blackhawks: When Bolland, Burish Come Back, Who’s Out?

January 7th, 2010 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »
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The Blackhawks have the best record in the Western Conference, they're receiving strong contributions from all four lines, and they're playing arguably the best team defense in the NHL. It just can't get any better for Hawks fans, can it?

In the last 36 hours, Chicago fans have received a lot of good news from their injured reserve list. It looks like both Adam Burish and Dave Bolland will be back after the Olympics.

So of the challengers for the President's Trophy leaders is playing without their second-line center and one of their better fourth line grinders, and both of them might be back in time for the stretch run toward the playoffs? You have to be kidding me. That's great news! Right?

Well, not completely.

When Bolland comes back, he'll likely slide back into his position as the center on the second line. What hasn't been determined yet is how that will impact the rest of the lines; Patrick Sharp has been doing a solid job filling in for Bolland, but he'll shift back to his familiar wing position as soon as head co ...

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