ST. PAUL, Minn. – Center Dave Bolland did not make the trip here for tonight’s game against the Wild and will miss Monday's game at New York as well with an apparent rib injury, according to a source.
Bolland left Friday’s 7-4 loss to Edmonton in the second period and didn’t return. There was concern the problem might be with Bolland's surgically repaired back, but coach Joel Quenneville confirmed on Saturday the injury was not another back issue.
Bolland missed 41 games last season after undergoing back surgery in early November.
"It's upper body and I'm going to rule out that this injury has anything to do with last year," Quenneville said.
Forward Ryan Potulny was recalled from Rockford on Saturday to take Bolland’s roster spot. Potulny had 2 goals and 4 assists in eight games in the minors.
The Hawks are already without Marian Hossa and Brian Campbell, making the timing of Bolland’s injury ever worse.
Quenneville indicated, however, that Campbell might be able to return Monday against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. He has been sidelined since the preseason with a sprained right knee.