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Emery, Bolland out for Blackhawks' playoff opener

Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville has ruled out goaltender Ray Emery and center Dave Bolland for Tuesday's clash with the Minnesota Wild in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals.

Emery, who posted a stellar 17-1-0 record along with a 1.94 goals-against average while splitting time with Corey Crawford for the top-seeded Blackhawks, has been out of action since sustaining a lower-body injury in a game at Edmonton this past Wednesday.

Bolland, Chicago's usual second-line center, is also dealing with a lower-body injury -- believed to be a groin issue -- and was held out of the team's final three contests of the regular season. He recorded seven goals and seven assists over 35 games during the lockout-shortened 2013 campaign.

Crawford will draw the start between the pipes on Tuesday for Chicago, which claimed the Presidents Trophy by amassing 77 points on a 36-7-5 overall record during the regular season, with Henrik Karlsson serving as the backup goaltender.