Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Canucks Hawks Wednesday (With Quote of the Year)

A little comic relief following the practices today for both the Canucks and Blackhawks at the United Center.

Sami Salo is indeed in Chicago and skated on the ice at the conclusion of Canucks practice. Not committed to saying when he'll return to the line-up, Salo says he's feeling better since suffering the lower body injury in Game 2. He wouldn't confirm when the injury occured (before or after his goal celebration) or what the injury was. One Chicago reporter asked him if the injury was to his ankle, knee, or which Salo responded "That's close...but maybe it's the burning sensation when you never know!!"

Salo arrived in Chicago last night to see the tail end of the Canucks 3-1 win in Game 3. All other players participated in their off-day skate today, with the exception of Pavol Demitra, who rode the bike and received treatment from the Canucks medical staff.

The Canucks have won six of their last seven road games, playoffs and regular season included. Of those games, Roberto Luongo has just once allowed more than two goals against.

The Hawks had a handful of regulars not take part in their skate today, including Martin Havlat, Dustin Byfuglien, Sammy Pahlsson, Anderw Ladd, Duncan Keith, Cam Barker, and Matt Walker. Coming off their first home-ice loss of the post-season, the Hawks power play has struggled in this series. After going 5-for-11 on the PP in the series against the Calgary, they are 3-for-16 so far against the Canucks.

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