Bryan Bickell LW CHI 3 months ago

Bickell skated with the projected healthy scratches at Wednesday's morning skate, suggesting he will not play in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Lightning, NHL.com's Dan Rosen reports.

Bickell missed the first two games of the series with an upper-body injury before drawing back in for Game 3. However, it appeared coach Joel Quenneville wasn't confident that Bickell could give the team quality minutes, as he was limited to just 9:53 of ice time in the defeat. Quenneville will opt to shake up his lineup with the Blackhawks facing a 2-1 series deficit, as Kris Versteeg enters back in to replace Bickell on the club's second line.

Bryan Bickell LW CHI 3 months ago

Bickell (upper body) will be in the lineup for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Monday night, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

After various reports about Bickell having a concussion, he admitted that he had vertigo that kept him out of Game 1 and Game 2 in the Stanley Cup Finals. Bickell said he developed vertigo just before Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Western Conference Finals against the Ducks. Bickell only has five assists in the postseason, but he has been the physical member of the team with 99 hits to lead the Hawks.

Bryan Bickell LW CHI 3 months ago

Bickell (upper body) is present for Monday's morning skate, ESPN Chicago reports.

While he didn't say anything definitive, Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville made comments Sunday suggesting that Bickell will likely play in Monday's Game 3 against the Lightning. If Bickell rejoins the lineup, Kris Versteeg will likely be the odd man out.

Bryan Bickell LW CHI 3 months ago

Bickell (upper body) is "healthy," and, "could play" in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday, according to head coach Joel Quenneville, ESPN Chicago reports.

The exact nature of Bickell's injury is still unclear, though it's thought that the wing has missed the first two games of the Stanley Cup Finals with a concussion. If he is healthy, we would expect Bickell to skate before Game 3 on Monday, which may help clear up the current situation.

Bryan Bickell LW CHI 3 months ago

Bickell (upper body) is not expected to skate in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Saturday, CSN Chicago reports.

While Bickell skated on Friday after missing Game 1 on Wednesday, it is not expected that he was going to be ready Saturday. In addition there is plenty of confusion if Bickell suffered a concussion. Hawks' coach Joel Quenneville told reporters in an ambiguous statement on Friday that Bickell "passed the concussion test because he never had one." Kris Versteeg skated for Bickell in Game 1 and is expected to be in the lineup in Game 2.

Bryan Bickell LW CHI 3 months ago

Bickell passed a concussion test on Friday, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Head coach Joel Quenneville told reporters that Bickell "passed the concussion test because he never had one." It remains to be seen if Bickell will rejoin the Blackhawks' lineup for Saturday's Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals, as Kris Versteeg played quite well in his absence.

Bryan Bickell LW CHI 3 months ago

Bickell has a concussion, but is hopeful to play in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.

This at least gets rid of some of the mystery behind Bickell's injury. If he's feeling good and passes the concussion tests, it seems likely he'll be good to go for Game 2.

Bryan Bickell LW CHI 3 months ago

Bickell is day-to-day after sitting out of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals with an upper-body injury, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Bickell suffered the initial setback in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals. He was close to playing in Game 1, so there is a good possibility he is ready to go for Saturday. His status should be clearer as Game 2 approaches.

Bryan Bickell LW CHI 3 months ago

Bickell is day-to-day after sitting out of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals with an upper-body injury, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Bickell suffered the initial setback in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals. He was close to playing in Game 1, so there is a good possibility he is ready to go for Saturday. His status should be clearer as Game 2 approaches.

Bryan Bickell LW CHI 3 months ago

Bickell (undisclosed) will not play in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Lightning on Wednesday, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Bickell suffered an undisclosed injury during Saturday's Game 7 victory over the Ducks but was expected to play Wednesday nonetheless. However, he's apparently still dealing with pain and should be considered day-to-day until further news is released by Chicago ahead of Game 2 on Saturday. In the meantime, Kris Versteeg may be in store for a larger than expected role in Game 1.