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Monday, February 25, 2013
Bolland to miss second consecutive game

By Scott Powers

CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks center Dave Bolland will miss his second consecutive game Monday due to an upper-body injury and is still considered day-to-day, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said.

“Hopefully this week we’ll get him back out there,” Quenneville said prior to Monday’s game with the Edmonton Oilers.


Bolland suffered the injury during Friday’s game against the San Jose Sharks. He played 13 shifts in 11:37 through two periods and did not return to the game in the third period. He also did not play in Sunday’s win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Bolland has five goals and two assists in 16 games this season. Marcus Kruger replaced Bolland on the second line on Sunday.

Quenneville said defenseman Steve Montador and center Rostislav Olesz have also continued to skate. Montador practiced with the team for the first time on Friday. Olesz has not practiced with the team.

Montador hasn't played in a game since March 27, 2012. He missed time on two separate occasions due to head injuries last season. He had five goals, nine assists and a plus/minus rating of plus-4 in 52 games last season.

Olesz suffered a lower-body injury while playing with the Rockford IceHogs last season. He played six games with the Blackhawks last season.

“They’re getting in some real good skates right now,” Quenneville said. “Nothing has changed too much where they’re at, but the frequency and quality of skates are getting better.”