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Blackhawks' Bolland suffers lower-body injury

Tuesday, 04.23.2013 / 12:12 AM / News

By Kevin Woodley - NHL.com Correspondent

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Blackhawks' Bolland suffers lower-body injury
Chicago Blackhawks center Dave Bolland left Monday's game against the Vancouver Canucks in the first period with a lower-body injury.
Dave Bolland
Dave Bolland
Center - CHI
GOALS: 7 | ASST: 7 | PTS: 14
SOG: 46 | +/-: -7

VANCOUVERChicago Blackhawks center Dave Bolland left Monday's game against the Vancouver Canucks in the first period with a lower-body injury.

Bolland, who has seven goal and 14 points while playing mostly as the second line center for the NHL-leading Blackhawks, will not return, according to the team.

It wasn't clear how Bolland got hurt, but both he and Marcus Kruger went to the dressing room shortly after a rare-failed penalty kill in the first period. Kruger returned to start the second period, and took over Bolland's spot on the second line.

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