NHL Playoffs 2012, Blackhawks Vs. Coyotes: Bolland, Brunette Expected To Play Thursday Night

Adam Johns of Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that the Chicago Blackhawks will have a full compliment of returning starters in Thursday night's playoff game. In addition to having their captain, C Jonathan Toews, back in the first line, the team should also have C Dave Bolland and LW Andrew Brunette healthy and playing in Game 1 against the Phoenix Coyotes:

Bolland, who has been out since April 1 with an upper body injury, is sixth on the team with 19 goals in the 2011-12 regular season. The 25-year-old center played an unexpectedly major role during the regular season a Toews missed much of the year with concussion issues.

Brunette has been out since March 31, dealing with a foot injury, and has scored 12 goals this season.

For more from the Blackhawks perspective, check in with SB Nation Chicago and Second City Hockey. For more from the Coyotes perspective, check in with Five For Howling and SB Nation Phoenix.

For complete coverage of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, stick with SB Nation's NHL hub. You can find team-by-team coverage from our network of hockey blogs.

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