ANAHEIM -- It isn't clear whether Chicago Blackhawks forward Bryan Bickell was injured or benched in the last two periods of Game 7 of the Western Conference Final at Honda Center on Saturday.
According to the official play by play, Bickell took one 10-second shift in the second period of the Blackhawks' 5-3 victory against the Anaheim Ducks and didn't play again. Forward Andrew Desjardins double shifted between the fourth and second lines in his place.
Left Wing - CHI
GOALS: 0 | ASST: 5 | PTS: 5
SOG: 18 | +/-: 3
Asked about Bickell's extended absence, Chicago coach Joel Quenneville was vague.
"I think he should be fine," Quenneville said.
He was then asked about fourth-line center Marcus Kruger, who took five shifts in the third period at played 10:34 in the game.
"He should be fine too," Quenneville said.
The Blackhawks next play Wednesday in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, TVA Sports).
Bickell, who was a major contributor in the Blackhawks' previous two Stanley Cup championships, has not scored a goal this postseason.