Hawks lose Bolland for 3-4 months The Chicago Blackhawks will be without Dave Bolland for between three and four months after the centre underwent surgery on Tuesday to repair a herniated disk in his back.
The 23-year old had two goals and four assists in 13 games this season.
Bolland has had back problems for more than two years, and sat out most of the preseason to rest the injury. The Chicago Daily Herald reports that he needed three cortisone shots so far during the regular season to be able to continue playing.
"Dave underwent minimally invasive surgery today for a herniated disk," said Blackhawks team doctor Michael Terry. "The surgery went well and we anticipate a full recovery. He should be back in 12 to 16 weeks."
The native of Mimico, Ontario has played parts of four seasons with the Blackhawks. He was chosen by Chicago in the second round of the 2004 draft.
Big loss for the Hawks, even though they're incredi-deep at the forward position with or without him.
Still, injuries are piling on still all around the league. The moment you hear that Kovalchuk is skating or Ovechkin WON'T be out for a month, this happens...
HABS AREN'T THAT BADlisten everybody we got to stop freaking out about the stumph line and the lack of defencive help, the language issue is a bit old and in todays NHL, parody is evident in both conferences, so we just got to lace em up and play or buts off, we have been shoing effort since the beginning of the season compared to other seasons were we didnt work for 50 minuts and played for the last 10, now were at least working for better than the 70% of the game, the rest time will even out the rough edges. we have a new team and a new identity that still has to be found but i have faith, we need work and martin will do just that make them work and understand.
season is still young just need ab bit of time thats all. go habs go.
Downtime November 1st 2009Just wanted to apologize for the downtime yesterday. The site was down from the afternoon until sometime late last night. I was told it was some server issues but they've seemingly be resolved. It won't happen often.