The news is the same with Dave Bolland. And it’s not good news.
Bolland remains out indefinitely with symptoms from the concussion he suffered March 9 from an elbow to the head by Tampa Bay defenseman Pavel Kubina.
Bolland hasn’t been able to skate or do much of any physical activity since the time he was hurt.
“Very minimal,” Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said on Saturday. “I don’t even know if he’s at that level. There’s some improvement, but it’s basically status quo.”
Bolland must pass NHL-mandated baseline testing before he is cleared to resume skating.
Certainly the goal of the Hawks would be to have Bolland ready for the start of the playoffs in two weeks, but that’s becoming more and more doubtful.
Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby still hasn’t recovered fully from the concussion he suffered as the results of hits to the head in games on Jan. 1 and Jan. 5 – almost three months ago. Crosby has starting skating on his own in the last few weeks with the hope of being ready for the playoffs.