Andrew Brunette is out for tonight's game in Calgary with an upper-body injury suffered Thursday in Edmonton, and it's possible the winger could be out for an extended period of time.
Brunette will be re-evaluated when the Blackhawks return to Chicago for a few days before beginning the west coast portion of their current road trip. However, Blackhawks Insider Tracey Myers said on "Blackhawks Pregame Live" that head coach Joel Quenneville did not seem too optimistic about the situation.
When asked it it was serious, Quenneville said said "it's tough to say right now."
"Were going to get a better evaluation when we get home. We can do a full assessment on him (there). It's hard when youre on the road; we've got a doctor looking at him, but well certainly have a better idea before the game in Denver," general manager Stan Bowman said before Friday's game. "I dont know at this point if its long term. It would be hard for me to say it is, because itd be premature."
After being a healthy scratch last night, Michael Frolik is taking Brunette's place in the lineup in Calgary.