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Sunday, April 7, 2013
Sharp, Bolland still out of Hawks lineup

By Scott Powers

CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks forwards Dave Bolland and Patrick Sharp will not play against the Nashville Predators on Sunday, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said.

Sharp will miss his 13th game since suffering an upper-body injury against the Colorado Avalanche on March 6. He has five goals and 13 assists in 24 games this season.

Quenneville said Sharp was close to playing, and there was a “good chance” Sharp would travel with the team when the Hawks play the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday.

“It’ll be nice to get him going here,” Quenneville said of Sharp before Sunday’s game. “We probably added a couple extra days here to his time away. He’s been skating well, and he wants to play. Look forward to getting him in the lineup because it gives us a lot more options with the lines as well.”

Bolland will miss his second consecutive game with a lower-body injury. He has seven goals and seven assists in 30 games this season.
Quenneville said “we’ll see” when asked if Bolland would travel to Minnesota.

“We don’t think it’s serious,” Quenneville said of Bolland’s injury.

The Blackhawks (28-5-4, 60 points) host the Predators (15-16-8, 38 points) at the United Center at 6 p.m. The Blackhawks defeated the Predators 1-0 in Nashville on Saturday.