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Turco in net, Bolland out as Blackhawks face Avs

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Turco in net, Bolland out as Blackhawks face Avs

Monday, Dec. 13, 2010
2:46 PM

By Tracey Myers
CSNChicago.com

DENVER Dave Bolland is out with an upper-body injury and Marty Turco will get the start in goal when the Chicago Blackhawks face the Avalanche tonight at Pepsi Center.

The Blackhawks called up Ryan Potulny from Rockford to replace Bolland, who coach Joel Quennville said is day to day with an injury he sustained against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night. The Blackhawks now have four players out of the lineup.

Our approach has been good (through injuries), guys have been upbeat and certain guys are getting opportunities, Quenneville said. Everybody goes through it, nobody feels sorry for you, nor should they.

Turco will get his first start since Dec. 3, when the Blackhawks were shut out by Vancouver 3-0. Corey Crawford, who has won seven of his last eight starts, is coming off what Quenneville called arguably his best game of the year, a 2-1 overtime loss to San Jose.

(Crawford) deserved a lot of consideration, Quenneville said. Certainly it wasnt easy.

Meanwhile, Quenneville said Marian Hossa, Patrick Kane and Fernando Pisani could all be skating today or Tuesday. Kane was expected out up to three weeks with that left ankle injury.

We think hes progressing well, Quenneville said of Kane. Well have a better indication when he starts to skate. Hopefully he can get on the ice the next day or two.

Tracey Myers is CSNChicago.com's Blackhawks Insider. Follow Tracey on Twitter @TramyersCSN for up-to-the-minute Hawks information.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Should the Bulls trade up or down in the draft?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Should the Bulls trade up or down in the draft?

Mark Carman, Hub Arkush, Phil Rogers and Will Perdue join Kap on the SportsTalk Live Podcast.

The guys start by discussing Brandon Morrow's injury that he sustained while taking off his pants... what's the craziest cause for an injury the guys can remember?

Plus, should the Bulls move up or down in Thursday's NBA Draft? Does it make sense to take on a bad contract in a potential deal?

Listen to the full SportsTalk Live Podcast right here:

Blackhawks emergency goaltender Scott Foster made his return at the NHL Awards to present the Vezina Trophy, and it was perfect

Blackhawks emergency goaltender Scott Foster made his return at the NHL Awards to present the Vezina Trophy, and it was perfect

After staying out of the public eye since his historic emergency relief appearance, Scott Foster emerged in Vegas at the NHL Awards and it was perfect. 

The 36-year-old accountant fittingly presented the Vezina Trophy award for the league's top goaltender and joked that he needed to speed it up because he had to get back to work.

Check him out on stage:

What a moment. And well done, NHL. 

Foster stopped all seven shots he faced in 14:01 of action in the Blackhawks' 6-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets on March 30.

Nashville Predators netminder Pekke Rinne took home the award, but you can't argue against Foster's 1.000 career save percentage.