Brian Campbell to miss Sunday's game

Updated: March 19, 2011, 6:22 PM ET
By Jesse Rogers | ESPNChicago.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Chicago Blackhawks are hoping that even without Brian Campbell and Dave Bolland, they'll be able to avoid being a man short for Sunday's game against the Phoenix Coyotes.

Bolland will miss his fourth straight game with concussion-like symptoms, and Campbell will miss his fourth in the past five with a foot injury.

Bryan Bickell, who was a last-minute scratch against Dallas on Thursday due to an illness, returned to practice Saturday and will play against the Coyotes. The Blackhawks dressed 19 players against the Stars.

"We're talking about it right now," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said after practice. "We could call somebody up for precautionary reasons."

Quenneville said Campbell should be skating early next week and is "hopeful" to play at home Wednesday against the Florida Panthers.

He also indicated it's "status quo" for Bolland, who's shown "a little progress" since taking a hit to the head in a game March 9 against Tampa Bay.

Phoenix has won five in a row and entering Saturday night, is in fourth place in the Western Conference, five points ahead of seventh-place Chicago.

Jesse Rogers covers the Blackhawks for ESPNChicago.com.

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