Blackhawks Shaw ‘questionable’ for Sunday’s game

Chicago Blackhawks winger Andrew Shaw is “questionable” to play Sunday in Game 2 of the playoff series against the Minnesota Wild, coach Joel Quenneville said Saturday.

Shaw left in the first period of Game 1 after taking a hard hit from the Wild’s Clayton Stoner and did not return because of a lower-body injury.

Quenneville said the injury is not considered to be long-term.

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Minnesota Wild defenseman Clayton Stoner (4) checks Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw (65) into the boards in the first period. — Chris Sweda / Chicago Tribune, May 2, 2014

If Shaw is unable to go, the Hawks would miss his grit in the lineup, captain Jonathan Toews said.

“If he’s going to miss any time, it’s going to take a heck of a lot to keep that guy down,” Toews said. “But that’s something we can be conscious of, what (Shaw) brings to the table with his physicality and how he never gives up on plays and is determined.”

Quenneville also said winger Kris Versteeg was expected to play Friday, but was a late scratch because he was sick. it was the second straight game Versteeg was a scratch, with the first coming in Game 6 against the Blues because Quenneville said Versteeg needed to pick up his game.

-Chicago Tribune reporting

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