Brunette out, will have injury re-evaluated


Brunette out, will have injury re-evaluated

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.

Honda Road Ahead: Blackhawks look to get back on track to close regular season

Honda Road Ahead: Blackhawks look to get back on track to close regular season

Pat Boyle and Steve Konroyd break down the Blackhawks' upcoming schedule in the latest edition of the Blackhawks Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland and NW Indiana Honda dealers.

There are less than two weeks left in the NHL regular season and teams are jockeying for playoff seeding.

The Blackhawks have the best record in the Western Conference with 103 points. The Blackhawks' next two opponents, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Columbus Blue Jackets, also have 103 points. Washington leads the league with 106 points.

Wednesday the Hawks will travel to Pittsburgh. Two days later they host the Blue Jackets.

After that, the Blackhawks take on the Boston Bruins on Sunday. Boston is in line for one of the final playoff spots in the Eastern Conference.

"There's no easy games from here on out." Konroyd said in the video. "Even teams on the outside, looking in are playing for contracts next year."

Watch the video above to see Boyle and Konroyd discuss the upcoming matchups for the Blackhawks.

Fast Break Morning Update: Blackhawks lose to Lightning in OT

Fast Break Morning Update: Blackhawks lose to Lightning in OT

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