CHICAGO – Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville adjusted his lines for practice on Tuesday, inserting Brandon Bollig in place of speedy wing Viktor Stalberg and breaking up Jonathan Toews (tayvz) and Patrick Kane.
The Blackhawks are preparing to play the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals on Wednesday night. Bollig would provide a bigger body against the physical Bruins, while Stalberg is a more skilled offensive player.
Toews and Kane, two of Chicago's biggest stars, played on the same line for the last part of the Western Conference finals against Los Angeles. Kane responded with three goals in the clinching Game 5, including the winner in the second overtime off a pass from Toews.
Splitting Toews and Kane would give Quenneville more scoring balance in his lines.