The Chicago Blackhawks originally thought Andrew Shaw would travel with them today and play in Game 3 against the Minnesota Wild. Now it’s looking more like Shaw will return for Game 4.
Shaw is not traveling on this first part of the Blackhawks’ trip to Minnesota and is out for Tuesday night’s game, but he could go with them and play in Game 4 on Friday, coach Joel Quenneville said on Monday.
Quenneville said there was no setback for Shaw; the forward is currently listed as day-to-day with an apparent right-leg injury.
“We still think he’s going on the next part of this trip and could play on Friday,” said Quenneville. With two days in between Games 3 and 4, the Blackhawks will return home.
When asked if he’ll go with the same forward lineup in Game 3 as he had in Game 2, Quenneville said, “we’ll see.” Jeremy Morin made his NHL postseason debut on Sunday; he logged just under six minutes of ice time and was credited with two hits and a shot on goal. Kris Versteeg returned after being scratched the past two games, the second time due to illness. He played just under nine minutes.
Meanwhile, Brandon Bollig was scratched for the first time in the regular- and postseason on Sunday. Quenneville said it was a “coaches decision” following the game; on Monday, Quenneville said Bollig needs to show more in his game.
“It's his play, and he had a real strong regular season, for the most part,” Quenneville said. “He might just need more pace, I think that's what we're looking for."