Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011
By Tracey Myers
A report Thursday morning stated that Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville went to the emergency room with internal bleeding on Tuesday night.
According to a report from CBS Chicago, Versus Sports Network analyst Kelly Chase talked to Quenneville, who was in "great spirits" after suffering "a little bit of internal bleeding that couldn't stop."
Kelly said Quenneville was "light-hearted. He said, 'Hey, I'm going to be in the next game.' "
Quenneville was admitted to the hospital and was in stable condition as of Wednesday morning. The Blackhawks released a statement Wednesday morning that Quenneville was being treated "undisclosed health concern" that was "not of a cardiac nature." An update was not immediately available.
Assistant coach Mike Haviland was acting head coach Wednesday night in the Blackhawks' 3-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild.
Tracey Myers is CSNChicago.com's Blackhawks Insider. Follow Tracey on Twitter @TramyersCSN for up-to-the-minute Hawks information.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Tracey Myers and Pat Boyle discuss Nick Schmaltz returning to the Blackhawks line-up on Wednesday night and which player is looking forward most to his return?
They also weigh in on Corey Crawford’s incredible start to the season and why he’s the major reason why the Hawks begin the week in first place in the Central.
They also discuss who is the biggest Hawks rivalry right now, which new defenseman has impressed the most and how is Connor Murphy dealing with being a healthy scratch at times this season?
Plus, they discuss someone other than Nick Schmaltz returning to work on Wednesday night.
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Eddie Olczyk will return to the broadcast booth for Wednesday's Blackhawks-Blues game, according to USA Today's Kevin Allen.
The news comes six weeks after the Chicago legend began chemotherapy for colon cancer. And although he made a brief, emotional return on Oct. 7 -- putting on the headset to join Pat Foley for a moment during intermission -- he will provide color commentary for the entire game on Wednesday. He'll call the rivalry matchup alongside Doc Emrick on NBCSN.
Olczyk, who grew up in Palos Heights and attended Brother Rice, will take the mic again the following night as the Blackhawks welcome the Edmonton Oilers to the United Center. As for the rest of the season, he plans to work when his health allows.
“We have some dates that we have highlighted and hopefully I will be strong to do the job,” Olczyk told USA Today. “If I am not feeling good, I just have to be honest with everyone and tell them I can’t do it.”
It'll be nice to see Edzo back at work, providing dynamite analysis and passing along tips to all those young hockey players out there.