Blackhawks updates: Shaw's status, Leddy's benching

Blackhawks updates: Shaw's status, Leddy's benching
May 7, 2014, 2:00 pm
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Andrew Shaw's status for Game 4 is still undecided, as the Chicago Blackhawks came home to prepare for Friday's game against the Minnesota Wild.

Coach Joel Quenneville said Shaw's status is "to be determined." Shaw hobbled off the ice, favoring his right leg, after taking a big hit from Wild defenseman Clayton Stoner in the opening game of their second-round series. Quenneville said on Monday that Shaw could return to St. Paul, Minn., with the team for Game 4, but that's still up in the air. Asked if there was a setback for Shaw, Quenneville said, "he's been OK. It's tough to say right now."

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In other lineup news, Quenneville reiterated that Nick Leddy's benching on Tuesday was more about playing Sheldon Brookbank than any issue with Leddy.

"Going into that building, I thought Brooksie, physically, probably gives us a little bit more," Quenneville said. "We felt it was going to be a hard game. The way he played in the St. Louis series was a tough, tough environment and he handled it well. He played important minutes and played against some top lines as well. We were comfortable with the move and I thought he played pretty well."

Leddy, however, remains in the picture.

"He’s got some good quickness, and that transition helps our team game," Quenneville said. "I still think he’ll be a big part of this series and success going forward. We’re going to need him here and we want him to be a part of it."