Myers: Blackhawks' Brouwer, Bolland progressing

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Myers: Blackhawks' Brouwer, Bolland progressing

Friday, April 8, 2011
Posted: 12:02 p.m.
By Tracey Myers
CSNChicago.com

DETROIT The Blackhawks have plenty on their minds as they prepare for tonights game against the Detroit Red Wings. But theyre getting some good news from home.

Dave Bolland, whos been out with a concussion, has progressed at a different pace, and could be skating today back in Chicago, coach Joel Quenneville said this morning. Its welcome news for the Blackhawks, who have missed their gritty center since he was injured March 9 against Tampa Bay.

Its close. In fact, he could be on the ice today, Quenneville said. But hes really progressed in the last couple of days.

Quenneville added that Troy Brouwer, whos listed day-to-day with a right shoulder injury, could also be on the ice soon.

Meanwhile, the Blackhawks, who got Patrick Sharp back on Wednesday night, will face a Red Wings team minus Henrik Zetterberg (leg) and Niklas Kronwall (upper body). Regardless of personnel, the Blackhawks know they need this one.

We have to get points, we control our destiny, Quenneville said. It should be an exciting game. We had a great game here (on March 28) and we expect the same (tonight). The last one was anyones game, both goalies played great and there were a lot of scoring chances. When everythings at stake, you expect a hard-fought game.

Tracey Myers is CSNChicago.com's Blackhawks Insider. Follow Tracey on Twitter @TramyersCSN for up-to-the-minute Hawks information.

White Sox may have to deal with Francisco Lindor for a while, according to unlikely source

White Sox may have to deal with Francisco Lindor for a while, according to unlikely source

Sources have confirmed that kids really do say the darndest things. 

In a spring training game Sunday afternoon, 6-year-old Brody Chernoff, son of Indians general manager Mike Chernoff, spilled the beans on his dad's prospective moves. Goated by announcer Todd Hamilton, Brody said that his dad was trying to keep Lindor in Cleveland for seven more years.

On one hand, Brody's honesty rivals a young Abraham Lincoln. Not even Adrian Wojnarowski could cultivate a source so honest and to the point. On the other, his dad probably is a little shocked that contract offer leaks are coming from his own family. 

Either way, though, hearing that Lindor may be in Cleveland for a while is bad news for the White Sox. The 23-year-old stud shortstop has hit over .300 in his first two big-league seasons. So definitely not someone you want to have in your division for years to come. Oh, plus he's absolutely nasty with the leather. 

Cubs fans know all about Lindor's talents, too. The shortstop hit .296 in his first World Series and was almost a key reason the Indians captured the crown. Almost!

Watch the hilarious exchange in the video above. 

Fast Break Morning Update: Bulls explode offensively to beat Bucks; Blackhawks battle Lightning tonight on CSN

Fast Break Morning Update: Bulls explode offensively to beat Bucks; Blackhawks battle Lightning tonight on CSN

Here are some of the top Chicago sports stories from a busy Sunday: 

Tonight on CSN: Blackhawks look to bounce back vs. Lightning

Nikola Mirotic, Bulls show some moxie in road win over Bucks

Today on CSN: White Sox battle Dodgers in spring training game

From ‘When It Happens’ to ‘Where It Happens,’ Cubs mining next generation of talent

Will lopsided loss shake Blackhawks from their slumber?

White Sox rookie Charlie Tilson's foot could keep him out until late May

Joe Maddon doesn’t have any concerns about new Cubs closer Wade Davis

Nick Delmonico takes advantage of fresh start with White Sox

Cubs expect Ben Zobrist and Addison Russell to be ready for Opening Night

Owners to consider on and off field changes this week during NFL meetings