Blackhawks forward Bryan Bickell “could play” in Game 3 on Monday night in Chicago according to head coach Joel Quenneville.
Bickell has missed the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final due to an upper body injury suffered in the Western Conference Final.
“I think he’s healthy,” said Quenneville when asked of Bickell’s status.
The 29-year-old has five assists, 12 penalty minutes and a plus-3 rating while averaging nearly 15 minutes of ice time in 17 playoff games.
It likely won’t be known until game time who comes out of the Blackhawks lineup if Bickell is to play.
Quenneville has been impressed with the play of rookie Teuvo Teravainen who has two goes and an assist through the first two games of the final.
“He can see plays, makes plays. You like his patience level when he does have the puck,” said Quenneville on Sunday. “I think he did settle down in a couple tight situations.
“I think he’s starting to think shot, which is really going to enhance his game and his scoring as well. I think offensively he’s getting a little bit more comfortable with the puck. I think off of that, it should enhance his game.”
On the blue line Quenneville said Trevor van Riemsdyk is a possibility for the Blackhawks.
Van Riemsdyk has not played since November due to knee and wrist injuries.
The 23-year-old had an assist and two penalty minutes while averaging 13:32 in time on ice in 18 regular season games.
Puck drop on Game 3 goes at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.