Torres follows suspension with sickness

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:23 PM ET

VANCOUVER -- Raffi Torres has an upper-body injury that quickly turned into a lower-body injury.

Suspended for the first two games of the Vancouver Canucks series against the Chicago Blackhawks for a head shot on Edmonton's Jordan Eberle late in the season, Torres wouldn't have made it to the gate for Game 2 anyway Friday night after coming down with food poisoning.

The Canucks are expecting he'll be ready for Game 3.

"Once it's all out, he'll be back," Vancouver coach Alain Vigneault said.

Asked if Torres would be on the team plane to Chicago Saturday morning, Vigneault answered "Unless it's not all out."

Gross.

DAVE'S NOT HERE: Chicago's Dave Bolland still isn't ready. The Sedin Stopper is still waiting for the last of the cobwebs to clear from his concussion of a month ago.

"I have it in my head that I want to play in this series," Bolland said. "That's what I want, but it's just how my head reacts to getting back.

"It's still day by day; that's basically how these things work."

SECRET OUT-OF-SERVICE: In keeping with playoff secrecy, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville wouldn't say what's wrong with injured Tomas Kopecky, only that he can't go. He won't even narrow it down to upper or lower body. "It's somewhere," is all he'd divulge.


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