Crawford in, Bolland out against Red Wings

Crawford in, Bolland out against Red Wings

April 11, 2013, 1:45 pm
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Corey Crawford will get the start but Dave Bolland will be out again when the Chicago Blackhawks host the Detroit Red Wings at the United Center on Friday night.

It will be Crawford's first start since last week against the St. Louis Blues; Ray Emery has gotten the last three, two of which have been shutouts. Crawford has been stellar against Detroit throughout his career. He has a 10-2-0 record and 1.82 goals-against average (.944 save percentage) in 14 career games vs. the Red Wings.

Coach Joel Quenneville said he expects to go back and forth between Crawford and Emery through the rest of the regular season.

"We've got three sets of three games in four nights, so they're both going to play," he said. "Both have played well all year long."

Bolland practiced with the team on Thursday but ruled himself out tomorrow night. Bolland blocked a Shea Weber shot when the Blackhawks hosted Nashville on April 1. He played against St. Louis three days later and said he probably aggravated it. Friday will be his fourth missed game with this injury.

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"I'm just taking it day by day, getting the stretch back in my leg and getting better," Bolland said. "(Weber's) got a hard shot. It's about a 102 MPH shot. It goes pretty quick."