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Sharp out, Bolland back in for Blackhawks vs. Blues
Patrick Sharp’s return to the lineup lasted two games.
After missing 14 games with a shoulder injury, Sharp played in the last two Blackhawks games, wins over Minnesota and Detroit. But he didn’t make the trip to St. Louis for today’s game against the Blues, and is doubtful for Monday’s home game against the Dallas Stars.
Hawks coach Joel Quenneville demurred when asked if it was the same shoulder that was injured March 6, only saying Sharp was “day to day” with an “upper-body injury.” Quenneville didn’t think it was a serious injury.
“No, he should be fine,” he said.
Center Dave Bolland will be back in the lineup today after missing four straight games with a lower-leg injury.
As for St. Cloud State center Drew LeBlanc, who was signed by the Hawks on Friday, the same night he won the Hobey Baker Award as college hockey’s top player, he won’t be in the lineup today, but Quenneville said he might see some action in the Hawks’ final seven games.
“He gets a chance to be on the ice with us and we’ll get to see him,” Quenneville said. “He could play some games. Organizationally, they picked up him and we’re happy to have him so we’ll see how it goes. Our guys get to see him. He’s got some skill and he’s got some real patience with the puck and he’s a nice point-producer this year as well in the middle.”