Bryan Bickell LW CHI 2 Days

Bryan Bickell racked up eight hits in Game 3 versus St. Louis.

The 2013-14 campaign has been disappointing for Bickell after he signed a four-year, $16 million contract in the summer. He was excellent in the playoffs a year ago, which helped him earn that deal, but he doesn't have a point in three contests yet this series. If he can recapture some of that magic then he could erase some of the hardships he endured during the regular season.

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Bryan Bickell netted a goal for the Blackhawks in their 3-2 shootout victory against the Wild on Thursday night.

He had not played since March 19 as he dealt with an upper-body injury. Bickell's 11th goal of the season came in the third period. The rugged winger has just 13 points on the year and is a much more valuable real-life player than fantasy one. Ben Smith picked up the other marker. Brandon Saad, Nick Leddy and Jeremy Morin had the helpers.

Bryan Bickell LW CHI 21 Days

Bryan Bickell (upper body) will be back in the lineup on Thursday when Chicago hosts Minnesota.

"He was flying there at practice. He has been skating really well," coach Joel Quenneville said Wednesday. "Certainly you can use his size and his speed and his pace and some physicality to his game, which is noticeable. And he definitely was playing his best hockey going into that injury." Bickell has been out of action since Mar. 19 because of an upper-body injury. He has just 10 goals and two assists in 53 games this season.

Bryan Bickell LW CHI 25 Days

The Chicago Blackhawks are playing it safe with Bryan Bickell on Sunday, as they're sitting him against the Pittsburgh Penguins because of an upper-body injury.

The Blackhawks note that he'd play if it were the playoffs (real, not fantasy), but they're being cautious. It's doubtful that many have been expecting much from Bickell, really, with just 12 points and 23 PIM in 53 games played this season after a breakout playoffs for the 28-year-old.

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Bryan Bickell, who has missed the Blackhawks' last five games due to an upper-body injury, has not been ruled out of Sunday's game against Pittsburgh.

Hawk coach Joel Quenneville believes Bickell "is close" to coming back. Stay tuned for updates on Sunday prior to the 7:30 game.

Bryan Bickell LW CHI 27 Days

Bryan Bickell (upper body) was absent for a fourth straight game on Thursday.

The 2013-14 campaign has been incredibly disappointing for Bickell. He has registered just 10 goals and two assists in 53 games after he cashed in on a four-year, $16 million contract after an impressive 2013 playoffs.

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Bryan Bickell is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Predators.

He is still dealing with an disclosed injury that has sidelined him this week. Cosider Bickell day-to-day.

Bryan Bickell LW CHI 1 Month

Bryan Bickell (undisclosed) will not play in Friday's game against Carolina.

Bickell has 10 goals and 12 points in 53 games in 2013-14. This injury is just the latest blow to what has been a disappointing season for Bickell.

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Bryan Bickell found the back of the net on Saturday.

Bickell has been underwhelming this season, but Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville thinks that the Olympic break was beneficial to him. Among other things, the time off allowed Bickell to rest some lingering injuries. He has nine goals and 11 points in 45 games in 2013-14.

Bryan Bickell LW CHI 2 Months

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville thinks the Olympic break was beneficial for Bryan Bickell.

"The last two days is the best I've seen him skate here all year," the Chicago bench boss said. "Health-wise, he hasn't been in the right place all year, coming off that injury. [But] he trended well at the end of the last road trip, where he was playing the best that we've seen all year. When he skates like that, good things are going to happen for him." He missed 14 games with a lower-body ailment, but he's been disappointing this season with only eight goals and 10 points in 43 games. Take a wait-and-see approach with him down the stretch and monitor if he improves.