DENVER – Marian Hossa, Andrew Shaw and Steve Montador traveled to Denver on Thursday, as the Blackhawks are slated to play the Colorado Avalanche there on Friday night.
Patrick Sharp, who suffered what looked to be an arm/shoulder injury in the third period of the Blackhawks’ 3-2 victory over Colorado on Wednesday, did not travel and is out for tomorrow night’s game. Michael Frolik, who has missed the last two games due to illness, will meet the team in Denver tomorrow.
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Hossa (upper body) was a late scratch before Wednesday night’s game but coach Joel Quenneville said afterward that he was hopeful Hossa will play Friday. Shaw took an elbow to the head in the second period on Wednesday and did not return. Quenneville said he “wasn’t too bad” after the game.
Montador was just added to the active roster on Wednesday afternoon. The defenseman, whose concussion problems have kept him out of all but one game dating back to last February, was available for Wednesday’s game but did not play.
The Blackhawks also recalled Brandon Bollig from the Rockford IceHogs on Thursday. Bollig was reassigned to Rockford on Wednesday, when Montador’s clearance meant the Blackhawks had to make a roster move.
The Blackhawks are looking to run their season-opening undefeated streak to 25 consecutive games on Friday.