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Dave Bolland plays vs. Canucks

VANCOUVER, B.C. -- Chicago Blackhawks forward Dave Bolland returned to the lineup against the Vancouver Canucks Wednesday.

Bolland missed the last three games with a right leg injury suffered when he blocked a shot recently against the St. Louis Blues. Bolland ran drills with the fourth line Wednesday morning.


"Marcus Kruger did a nice job on that [third] line there," coach Joel Quenneville said. "I don't know if I want to change that line but we'll see."

Bolland has been noticeably limited in practice over the last two days. He replaced Rostislav Olesz in the lineup.

Quenneville confirmed the forward has been placed on waivers. If no team claims him in 24 hours he will be eligible to be sent to the minors. Olesz did not practice with the team Wednesday morning.

"His opportunity was limited but sometimes you earn your opportunity as you go along here," Quenneville said. "His production, you could say, his overall game, we were probably looking for more."

Olesz was obtained from Florida this past offseason in exchange for Brian Campbell. Quenneville wouldn't comment on the available roster spot his demotion creates until Olesz clears waivers.

Defenseman Brent Seabrook didn't play Wednesday night due to a left leg injury. He has missed the past two days of practice.

"He's progressing really well," Quenneville said. "But he's out [Wednesday night]."

Corey Crawford and Cory Schneider were the starting goaltenders. Roberto Luongo didn't dress due to an upper body injury.

Jesse Rogers covers the Blackhawks for ESPN 1000 and ESPNChicago.com.