Brandon Bollig LW CGY 2 Months

Look for the Calgary Flames to give the recently acquired Brandon Bollig a bigger role than he had in Chicago.

Bollig saw fourth line action with the Blackhawks and still managed seven goals and 14 points last season while dishing out 203 hits. "The more you play, the better you feel, I think," Bollig said. "I loved my role here in Chicago, but when you change teams, you get the new look and new coaches think different things about certain roles and certain players. I'm excited to see where this takes me and, hopefully, expand my role and have a good exciting season up in Calgary. My time here in Chicago was amazing, and I'll never forget it. But it's going to be fun to help rebuild that organization." Look for Bollig to go from 10 minutes per game of action to 12-14, and get 12-15 goals and 25-30 points.

Brandon Bollig LW CGY 2 Months

The Calgary Flames have acquired Brandon Bollig from the Chicago Blackhawks for the 83rd pick in this year's entry draft.

With the salary cap set at $69 million, the Hawks were forced to shed some salary. Bollig just signed a 3-year extension at $1.25 million per season and the Hawks just couldn't afford to keep him with the cap $2 million less than what it could have been. Bollig, who registered a mere 14 points in 125 NHL games with the Hawks, may be able to land a slightly bigger role in Calgary than he had on a loaded Chicago squad but he still should not be high on anyone's fantasy radar.

Brandon Bollig LW CGY 4 Months

Brandon Bollig is eligible to get back into Chicago's lineup for Game 1 of the Western Conference Final.

He was suspended for two playoff games for boarding Minnesota defenseman Keith Ballard. Bollig was back with regular-season linemates Marcus Kruger and Ben Smith on the fourth unit at practice on Thursday. "Our role during the season, we kind of knew we were going to be out there against another team's top one or two lines," Bollig said. "So you kind of know when they come over the boards, so are we. So it's nice that he put us back together. I don't know if that's the role we're going to play again. Hopefully, [it is]. But if it is, we're going to be ready for that."

Brandon Bollig LW CGY 4 Months

Brandon Bollig was given a two game suspension by the NHL for his hit on Keith Ballard Friday.

The Chicago Blackhawks forward received only a two minute minor for boarding at the 17:13 mark of the second period but the National Hockey League deemed it worthy of a two game suspension. Bollig will sit out Games 5 and 6 and be eligible to return for Game 7 if necessary.

Brandon Bollig LW CGY 4 Months

Brandon Bollig will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Saturday for his hit on Minnesota's Keith Ballard.

The incident occurred at the 17:13 mark of the third period and it earned Bollig a two-minute penalty for boarding.

Brandon Bollig LW CGY 4 Months

Coach Joel Quenneville is looking for more from Brandon Bollig.

"We're probably looking for more (from Bollig)," Quenneville said after Bollig was scratched on Sunday. "It's his play and he had a real strong regular season, for the most part. Might just need more pace, I think that's what we're looking for." It isn't clear yet if Bollig will draw back into the lineup for Game 3 on Tuesday night.

Brandon Bollig LW CGY 4 Months

To surprise of many, the Chicago Blackhawks made winger Brandon Bollig a healthy scratch against the Minnesota Wild for Game 2 on Sunday.

Bollig played in all 82 regular season games and the Blackhawks' previous seven postseason contests despite pedestrian numbers. He's not a major fantasy impact player but it's still interesting to note.

Brandon Bollig LW CGY 5 Months

Brandon Bollig appeared in all 82 games for the Blackhawks this season.

However, Bollig isn't sure if he's guaranteed himself a spot in the lineup for the playoffs. "There are a lot of guys fighting for playing time right now and earning their way in," he said. "It's nice to have that competition - it keeps guys fresh and keeps guys honest. Nobody gets complacent, and everyone's kind of fighting every night. That can be very good for a team because obviously everyone wants to play every game. The competition keeps guys hungry." He finished the year with seven goals and 14 points after not recording a point in his previous 43 NHL outings.

Brandon Bollig LW CGY 6 Months

The Chicago Blackhawks have signed Brandon Bollig to a three year extension.

Bollig will receive $3.75 million over the length of the contract. Bollig has six goals and 12 points in 62 games with 69 penalty minutes and leads the team with 138 hits.

Brandon Bollig LW CGY 7 Months

Brandon Bollig scored Chicago's only goal Sunday night in the Blackhawks' 3-1 loss to the visiting Winnipeg Jets.

It was Bollig's sixth goal of the season. The goal was scored early -- 1:21 into the first period, but it pretty well was all Winnipeg after that, with the Jets producing all three of their goals in the third period.