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Bolland, Emery still 'doubtful' for Blackhawks

Wednesday, 05.08.2013 / 2:55 PM

By Brian Hedger - NHL.com Correspondent / Blackhawks-Wild series blog

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Bolland, Emery still 'doubtful' for Blackhawks

CHICAGO -– Leading 3-1 in the Western Conference Quarterfinal series against the Minnesota Wild, the Chicago Blackhawks stayed off the ice Wednesday, including injured goalie Ray Emery and center Dave Bolland.

Emery and Bolland have missed the first four games of the series each with a lower-body injury, and Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said the pair is doubtful to play in Game 5 on Thursday at United Center (9:30 p.m. ET, CBC, RDS2, NBCSN).

"Nobody skated [Wednesday], but they’re both fine," Quenneville said. "[They’re both] doubtful for [Thursday]."

Emery split time with Corey Crawford this season, going 17-1-0 with a 1.94 goals-against average and .922 save percentage in 21 games. Bolland played 35 games, totaling seven goals and seven assists while centering Chicago’s second line.

Michal Handzus is manning the middle of that line -- between wings Patrick Sharp and Patrick Kane -- and it’s been productive. Kane has five assists in the series, and Sharp has scored four goals.

"I think it’s just playoff hockey," Sharp said. "You try and contribute whatever way you can in the course of a game, whether it’s scoring a goal or whether it’s finishing a check or … killing a penalty. Points and goals will come at different times, but the fact that we’ve got a couple is a good feeling going forward."

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