Myers: Blackhawks' Brouwer, Bolland progressing

Myers: Blackhawks' Brouwer, Bolland progressing
April 8, 2011, 3:59 pm
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Friday, April 8, 2011
Posted: 12:02 p.m.
By Tracey Myers
CSNChicago.com

DETROIT The Blackhawks have plenty on their minds as they prepare for tonights game against the Detroit Red Wings. But theyre getting some good news from home.

Dave Bolland, whos been out with a concussion, has progressed at a different pace, and could be skating today back in Chicago, coach Joel Quenneville said this morning. Its welcome news for the Blackhawks, who have missed their gritty center since he was injured March 9 against Tampa Bay.

Its close. In fact, he could be on the ice today, Quenneville said. But hes really progressed in the last couple of days.

Quenneville added that Troy Brouwer, whos listed day-to-day with a right shoulder injury, could also be on the ice soon.

Meanwhile, the Blackhawks, who got Patrick Sharp back on Wednesday night, will face a Red Wings team minus Henrik Zetterberg (leg) and Niklas Kronwall (upper body). Regardless of personnel, the Blackhawks know they need this one.

We have to get points, we control our destiny, Quenneville said. It should be an exciting game. We had a great game here (on March 28) and we expect the same (tonight). The last one was anyones game, both goalies played great and there were a lot of scoring chances. When everythings at stake, you expect a hard-fought game.

Tracey Myers is CSNChicago.com's Blackhawks Insider. Follow Tracey on Twitter @TramyersCSN for up-to-the-minute Hawks information.