Hossa a late scratch; Stalberg in, Bollig out for Game 3

Hossa a late scratch; Stalberg in, Bollig out for Game 3

Posted by TimS on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 11:48

BOSTON - Marian Hossa was hurt in the warmup prior to Game 3 on Monday and was a late scratch.

Meanwhile, Viktor Stalberg was going back in the Blackhawks' lineup Monday for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, replacing Brandon Bollig, coach Joel Quenneville announced following the morning skate.

Stalberg was a healthy scratch for the first two games while coach Quenneville went with the more physical Bollig.

But Bollig's misplay along the boards on a ring-around in overtime Saturday night in Game 2 resulted in Daniel Paille's winning goal and a 2-1 loss for the Hawks.

"Home or away, it's a great asset to have," Quenneville said of Stalberg's speed. "Using it the right way, he's a threat. It gives us some speed on all lines. It gives (Boston) something to at least contend with."

Quenneville said Bollig's misplay had nothing to do with him coming out of the lineup.

"I think I've been motivated the whole time, it's the playoffs," Stalberg said. "Whether it's the conference finals or Stanley Cup Final you want to play. Watching games is never fun."

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