CSNChicago.com: Did it feel good to get that ovation on your first shift?
Bolland: [Laughs] It was pretty funny starting with a faceoff, and having the team stand up and welcome me back. They started laughing, and clapping. I had a little bit of the jitters, but they went away after that.
CSNChicago.com: It sunk in then that you were back on the ice after three months?
Bolland: It’s funny, I never experienced anything like that before, the ovation from the fans, acknowledgment from [my teammates]. It was nice. [Laughing] And it gave my teammates the chance to laugh at me a little.
CSNChicago.com: Was it weird to hear some ovations even before the game, just having your picture flashed up on the board?
Bolland: Yeah, and they were loud. It’s a great crowd here. The fans are awesome. It’s great being around them. They support all of us. They’re our sixth man.
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