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...