By Scooby Axson
April 29, 2013

The Chicago Blackhawks will be without two of their players for Game 1 of their first round playoff series because of lower body injuries.

Center Dave Bolland and goaltender Ray Emery will not play against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday because of lower-body injuries. Goaltender Corey Crawford, who went 19-5-5 with a 1.94 GAA this season, will get the nod in Game 1 and will be backed up by Henrik Karlsson. Bolland has missed this last three games and missed 13 games this season because of various injuries.

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"We're going to rule them out for [Tuesday,]" Blackhawks Joel Quenneville said to ESPN.com. "We'll say day-to-day, both lower bodies. We're hopeful they'll be on the ice real soon. We expect them on the ice real soon."

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