Chicago Blackhawks pull out Johnny Oduya and Teuvo Teravainen

4/6/14 in NHL   |   Mia781   |   953 respect

When the Chicago Blackhawks face the Saint Louis Blues on Sunday they will not be having their defenseman Johhny Oduya on the ice. This will be his 3rd game that he has not played after sustaining a lower body injury that has left him on a day to day basis. Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville confirmed the news about his status, saying they were not going to rush him off to the ice, were analysing injury and for now he was resting.

“We’re giving him a rest,” Quenneville said regarding Oduya.
Queeneville said that he had no concern over the fact that they would not be probably having Oduya for the playoffs. The Blackhawks have still 4 games to play till the start of playoffs.  

The Blackhawks have chosen to sit out rookie forward Teuvo Teravainen for the coming match as a healthy scratch. After being called in from Finland he has only played 3 games and this is his 3rd game in a row that he has had to sit out. Queeneville has his mind clear about who has to and will not play in which games.
Queeneville said that he had a solid mindset about the timings in which he would bring the players in and was sitting them out only to save them for the coming games as they were of greater importance than these. 
“Timing,” Quenneville said. “It’s [the] time of the year. It’s a big league, it’s a hard league. We want to make sure that we’re helping ourselves get points, and I think he’s learning as well.” 
Queenville did add that their forward Michal Handuz had the green light to go for the match. He had been absent from the last two games that the Blackhawks played. 
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