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08:31 AM ET 04.26 | Bryan Bickell will not be a part of any extended season for the Chicago Blackhawks. Bickell will be sidelined for six-to-eight weeks after undergoing wrist surgery Monday. Bickell had surgery Monday morning to repair two tendons in his right wrist and was at home recovering when the Hawks flew to Vancouver for Game 7, a source said. Bickell was injured in Game 2 when he suffered the cut from the skate of a Canucks player, believed to be Sami Salo. He was allowed to keep playing, but the surgery was done to prevent further damage. "Bryan Bickell underwent surgery today with our hand surgeon, Dr. Weidrich, to repair a tendon lacerated during Game 2 of the Western Conference quarterfinals," the Blackhawks said in a statement.

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April 26, 2011  08:51 AM ET

Tough break. Sorry for him.

April 26, 2011  09:20 AM ET

I must have missed this play - what happened?

April 26, 2011  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I must have missed this play - what happened?

If he was cut by Sami Salo it was definitely an accident. He usually only injures himself.

April 26, 2011  10:15 AM ET

Give Salo a penalty.

April 26, 2011  10:16 AM ET

More proof how dirty the Canucks have been playing and getting away with murder...LOL : )

April 26, 2011  10:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Tough break. Sorry for him.

No, its a cut, not a break. Didn't you read the article?

April 26, 2011  10:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Give Salo a penalty.

Better yet, suspend him. That's where we're getting, right?

Richards pushes Connolly a bit while Connolly is in a vulnerable position that he put himself in. That means he needs to be suspended right?

Off the Record last night, they had one of our illustrious leader Harper's cronies on there. He stated that suspensions should be handed out based on the end result. A guy gets hurt, the hitter gets suspended. Craig Button almost jumped out of his seat. "So you think if a guy gets hit in the middle of the ice - clean - but gets hurt he should be suspended?!?" Landsberg had to calm him down. More proof that Harper and his people are fake hockey fans, and more proof of just how stupid people are getting about this game.

Button impresses me more the more I see him. Always saw him as the inept GM of the Flames who couldn't cut it, but he sure knows hockey.

April 26, 2011  10:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Better yet, suspend him. That's where we're getting, right?Richards pushes Connolly a bit while Connolly is in a vulnerable position that he put himself in. That means he needs to be suspended right?Off the Record last night, they had one of our illustrious leader Harper's cronies on there. He stated that suspensions should be handed out based on the end result. A guy gets hurt, the hitter gets suspended. Craig Button almost jumped out of his seat. "So you think if a guy gets hit in the middle of the ice - clean - but gets hurt he should be suspended?!?" Landsberg had to calm him down. More proof that Harper and his people are fake hockey fans, and more proof of just how stupid people are getting about this game.Button impresses me more the more I see him. Always saw him as the inept GM of the Flames who couldn't cut it, but he sure knows hockey.

I was watching that episode yesterday.

Funny stuff.

At least Bickell was able to smoke Kiesba before departing.

April 26, 2011  12:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Always saw him as the inept GM of the Flames who couldn't cut it, but he sure knows hockey.

Button did a good job in Calgary. He put the team together that went to the Cup final and did the deal that got them Iginla

April 26, 2011  02:01 PM ET

The other night Jeremy Roenick said that the hit on Connolly was exactly what the league has been saying they want to outlaw. He thought it deserved a game or two.

Why not suspend Salo? It would make as much sense as the way they hand out suspensions for headshots.

April 26, 2011  02:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

The other night Jeremy Roenick said that the hit on Connolly was exactly what the league has been saying they want to outlaw. He thought it deserved a game or two. Why not suspend Salo? It would make as much sense as the way they hand out suspensions for headshots.

Agreed. I can't figure out why some are suspended and others aren't (with few exceptions). I think most of them are handed out for political reasons rather than real intent to injure moves. I do agree with multiple repeat offenders being suspended, Cooke for example, others not so much unless it's absolutely clear that there was intent to injure.

April 26, 2011  02:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Button did a good job in Calgary. He put the team together that went to the Cup final and did the deal that got them Iginla

Yeah, in retrospect he clearly did a great job in Calgary - just didn't have the opportunity to still be in the position when the fruits of his labour came out. Like McPhee when he was out west. Or Bowman when he was in Buffalo. Wonder why he hasn't got a 2nd chance yet? At least as an ****'t GM or something...

April 26, 2011  02:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Agreed. I can't figure out why some are suspended and others aren't (with few exceptions). I think most of them are handed out for political reasons rather than real intent to injure moves. I do agree with multiple repeat offenders being suspended, Cooke for example, others not so much unless it's absolutely clear that there was intent to injure.

I said it at the end of the day on a thread last week - it comes down to media attention.

If The TSN Hockey Crew spends 20 minutes out of their half hour talking about it, there will be a suspension. If it only gets a passing comment while more attention is heaped elsewhere, then nothing gets done. As I sad, James Duthie has as much of a say on suspensions as anybody in the league does these days.

You KNOW that's how Bettman and company get their hockey updates - from TSN. They've proven over the years that there is no way they actually watch the games.

April 26, 2011  02:31 PM ET

$#!t happens. It's hockey folks. I do find the NHL's head hit policy hard to follow. The Torres hit on Seabrook (called interference) was a blatant attempt to injure while the hit last night called against SJ, in the LA/San Jose game that earned a five minute major going into ot seemed clean to me. It should be based on intent, not the amount of damage inflicted. I bet Bick doesn't hold anyone responsible for what happened. Those are the breaks (cuts) His physicality will be missed but the Hawks will just have to find a way around it - as all teams do this time of year. On another note, does anybody else see the Canucks losing their luster when the chips are down? These guys are showing their true colors under pressure and I for one think they are a bunch of cheap shot jackasses. Kudos to the Hawks for maintaining their discipline and focus after the hit on Seabrook. I just wish they'd take one good fighting penalty and show that hack Torres that trying to end another players career won't be tolerated. You just can't expect the league to be consistent and settle all the disputes on the worlds fastest and toughest game. Good luck Bick. See you next year for the threepeat.

 
April 26, 2011  03:35 PM ET

I don't know about this threepeat stuff, but this post above me is one of the best 1st time posts I've seen. Well done, newcomer.

For future reference: don't trash any teams beneath yours in the standings or you will be called opportunistic by some of our my entrenched (and frustrated) brethren.

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