Between the Circles
Daniel Carcillo, who injured his right knee in the first game of the season at Los Angeles, has started skating again.
Carcillo skated with injured teammates Steve Montador and Rostislav Olesz on Tuesday at the United Center, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said.
Montador has missed all season with a concussion while Olesz has missed all year with a knee injury.
“We had three guys skate prior to practice, and they’re all progressing,” Quenneville said. “Danny still is not in our practices yet, but hopefully at some point this week he might get injected. He started skating last week, probably the middle of the week.”
Carcillo was skating on the first line with Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa when he got hurt, but that role now belongs to rookie Brandon Saad.
Apparently Dave Bolland’s right leg injury looked worse than it turned out to be.
Bolland didn’t play Saturday at Calgary, but he won’t miss too much time with an injury coach Joel Quenneville described as day to day.
Bolland, who will stay on the trip, was hurt two minutes into the third period Friday against Vancouver when he was chopped on the leg by the stick of Jannik Hansen. He would miss the rest of the game.
“He got hit with a stick, but no complaints,” Quenneville said.
With Bolland out, Andrew Shaw moved up and centered the second line. Marcus Kruger took over center on the third line and Jamal Mayers and Michal Frolik were expected to share duties at center on the fourth line.