Report: Bryan Bickell Knee Injury “Significant”

The Chicago Tribune’s Chris Kuc tweeted Thursday morning that Blackhawks forward Bryan Bickell has suffered a “significant” left knee injury, and is expected to be out for “weeks.” Bickell is reportedly in Chicago.

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15 Responses to Report: Bryan Bickell Knee Injury “Significant”

  1. Tim G says:

    I wonder how the lines shake out tonight. anyone hear what the lines might be? I dont know if they have had their AM skate around for tonight yet…

  2. Phil says:

    Thanks Tab for the update. Call the cops, call in the Marines, but please call Rockford first!

    No surprise here. It looked bad right from the get go. Was that the same knee that was messed up in the playoffs last year? At least it’s November and not the end of the season. While Bicks wasn’t exactly lighting it up for the Hawks, he is a big body that is necessary in playoffs. Time for other guys to step up.

  3. Sr. Brad says:

    That’s both funny and true Phil…and yeah, at least its NOV and not after the Olympics…Bickell will have time to heal without missing a ton of games…the hope now is that it won’t require surgery and can heal on its own…

    We cannot go any further with this practical joke of Brookbank on wing…the Hawks need to go Rockford and bring someone else up…my vote would be for either Mark McNeil or Garret Ross…these are 2 players that Q can put into the lineup right away and won’t embarrass themselves in the defensive zone…and both can skate.

    My best wishes to Bicks on a speedy recovery!

  4. Chris Brown says:

    Maybe quenville can use this as an opportunity to bump versteeg up a line

  5. Dave says:

    Sr Brad—don’t you think they would be doing just that if they could? Plus, Hossa is back tonight.

  6. Tim G says:

    According to ESPN Chicago, Morin has been recalled… i would expect him to replace Bicks on the 3rd line with no other drastic changes… They also said Hossa was at morning skate and is expected to play.

  7. Tab Bamford says:

    Morin was recalled on Wednesday afternoon.

    And yes, Hossa is expected to be back in the lineup tonight.

  8. Sr. Brad says:

    Yes, with Hoss back and Morin recalled, that gives us 12 forwards and 4 good lines…if Versteeg and Morin play with Shaw, and the 4th line has a good night, then the Hawks will be mightily tough…I hope Raanta gets the call tonight…

  9. Rufus T. Firefly says:

    Morin has done jack shit in the NHL despite multiple auditions, yet the hockey mensas on here claim his addition gives us four solid lines. He hasn’t even played one minute of hockey with Versteeg, yet that line already will have chemistry and be solid?!?

    I give up. The only explanation I have is that a few Morin family relatives habitate on this blog.

  10. ebonyraptor says:

    While it’s always bad news when a starting player misses significant time, and I hope Bicks heals up fast and returns ready to go, the hard truth of it is that Bickell wasn’t playing very well and replacing him with a Rockford callup isn’t going to be a significant drop off. Hopefully Bickell is given ample time to heal and get into game shape and he uses the time off to realize that his professional hockey career is short and he needs to make the most of every opportunity – like bringing intensity for all shifts of all games – not just in the months of May and June. I hope he does because he seems like a good guy and I’d like to see him do well not only for the benefit of the Hawks but also for him personally – as in “you got paid kid – now go out and feel good about yourself by earning it”.

    Looking forward to seeing Morin. Doesn’t he usually play RW? Maybe Versteeg switches over to LW. I guess it doesn’t matter because either way it means Brookbank is not playing forward and can I get a big AMEN on that.

    Hope they bring it tonight and seal the deal by taking home 2 points. If not – suicide hotline numbers better staff up.

  11. Morrison says:

    All these guys just want a natural forward in the lineup & not our 6/7 D man playing fw witch messes up the min./rolling 4 lines properly… No ones saying 11 is better than this guy or that guy. Moe, right now, is our best option and he is a decent player. I want him to do well, even if he isn’t as good as some of the younger prospects that are coming (Danault)(and I really like Danault), their not ready yet.

    Moe has to be pissed a little, but understands because hes been going through it for a few yrs now. Hes always played with a chip on his shoulder and I would think this (hard Q teaching) makes him even more dangerous than usual. I expect Moe to have his best games as a Blackhawk this wk.

    “Put a stick in there Moe, let ‘em know you’re there. Put some lumber…”

  12. Morrison says:

    ER, that’s right about 29. This could be a blessing in disguise. He now gets to heal, rest, think, watch video/birds eye view, etc., reset and then release. Will need a full 2wks when he back to get timing but I think this is a good thing big picture wise.

    With Hoss, this is the first time we’ve/Q had a chance to roll 4 lines.

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  13. Phil says:

    Great news to see Hoss back in the lineup. Tonight we skate 4 solid lines again.

    Lets Go Hawks!

  14. ereignis says:

    @Phil: Bickell’s injury during the Finals was a right knee sprain

  15. JS says:

    I’m convinced that Pirri and Morin double teamed a family member of Rufus. It’s the only explanation I can think of as to why he hates them so much.

    Maybe Danault signed an autograph for him outside of a Denny’s in Rockford and that has led to the giant mancrush?

    Morin has played 22 NHL games stretched over 4 seasons. That isn’t an audition, but you are the master of all things hockey, so maybe you’re right… just like you were about Pirri.

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