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Monday, May 6, 2013
Emery, Bolland practice, but out for G4

By Scott Powers

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Chicago Blackhawks forward Dave Bolland and goaltender Ray Emery returned to practice Monday, but they will not play Tuesday against the Minnesota Wild in Game 4 of their Western Conference quarterfinals series.

Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford did not practice Monday, but Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said Crawford was resting. Crawford has started all three games in the series, which the Blackhawks lead 2-1.

Bolland has missed six consecutive games due to a lower-body injury. He suffered the injury against the Vancouver Canucks on April 22. He had seven goals and seven assists in 35 regular-season games this season.

"I'm not playing [Tuesday,] just day-by-day right now," Bolland said. "I'm hoping I'm getting close. I'm just going to keep battling at it, keep hanging in with the trainers, just keep pressing and hopefully keep it going."

Emery has missed five consecutive games due to a lower-body injury. He suffered the injury against the Edmonton Oilers on April 24. He was 17-1-0 with a 1.94 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage during the regular season.

"I'm getting better," Emery said. "It's kind of a gradual thing you got to take care of, but I'm excited to get back on the ice."

Goaltender Henrik Karlsson has backed up Crawford in the series' first three games.