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Bickell carrying confidence into playoffs

CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks forward Bryan Bickell has come to better understand over the years why he's has success or why he struggles at times. Often, Bickell can pinpoint the primary factor being his confidence. If he's confident, he's normally playing well. If he lacks it, his play pays the price. The good news for the Blackhawks is after enduring more lows than highs throughout the regular season, Bickell has regained his confidence just in time for the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Six Blackhawks to watch in playoffs

Here are six players aside from the Chicago Blackhawks' stars who will need to step up their production in the playoffs: Bryan Bickell, forward The Blackhawks don't likely win the Stanley Cup without Bickell's emergence in the playoffs last season. He had an ordinary regular season with nine goals and 14 assists in 48 games last season. In the playoffs, he was a different player. With nine playoffs goals, he accounted for 14 percent of the Blackhawks' scoring during their Cup run.
Rotoworld Apr 3, 2014

Bryan Bickell returns, scores for Blackhawks - Bryan Bickell (W) Chicago Blackhawks

Bryan Bickell netted a goal for the Blackhawks in their 3-2 shootout victory against the Wild on Thursday night.

Bickell returning to Hawks lineup vs. Wild

CHICAGO -- Not all news was bad Wednesday for the Chicago Blackhawks, who will add forward Bryan Bickell back to the lineup. Bickell is expected to play against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday after missing the past six games with an upper-body injury. "[Bickell's] ready to go," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said after practice on Wednesday. "He was flying there at practice. He's been skating really well. He's been skating going into that [recent road] trip.

Bickell 'pretty sure' he will play Thursday

Chicago Blackhawks forward Bryan Bickell said Tuesday he was “pretty sure” he was going to play against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday after missing the last six games with an upper-body injury. “Getting better,” Bickell said on WGN-AM 720 on Tuesday. “I feel ready for Thursday. It was a frustrating road trip, I know, watching those games and losing the way we did. We need to get back on the roll of things back home.

Bickell out again; Raanta in net for Hawks

OTTAWA -- The Chicago Blackhawks will be without Bryan Bickell for a fifth consecutive game when they take on the Ottawa Senators on Friday night. Bickell suffered an upper-body injury from what he termed an “innocent hit” initiated by him during a game against the St. Louis Blues on March 19. “I thought Bick was playing his best hockey all year,” said Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville, who hopes to have his big forward back for Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Injured Bickell to miss Boston return

BOSTON -- Bryan Bickell will miss his fourth straight game when the Chicago Blackhawks make their return to the site of last year's Stanley Cup celebration. Bickell, who scored the tying goal in the Hawks' clinching Game 6 comeback victory in last year's Stanley Cup Final, hasn't played since March 19, after suffering an upper body injury during a 4-0 win over St. Louis. Hawk coach Joel Quenneville left open the possibility for Bickell's return Friday night in Ottawa, adding, "We'll see.
Chicago Tribune Mar 25, 2014

Blackhawks' Bryan Bickell remains out after hit vs. Blues

Team being cautious with physical winger with playoffs approachingIt appeared Bryan Bickell had turned the corner on a difficult season before "an innocent hit" sidelined the Blackhawks winger.    

Blackhawks' Bryan Bickell remains out after hit vs. Blues

Team being cautious with physical winger with playoffs approachingIt appeared Bryan Bickell had turned the corner on a difficult season before "an innocent hit" sidelined the Blackhawks winger.    

Hawks welcome recently signed Carey

CHICAGO -- Matt Carey was torn between pursuing a professional hockey career and returning for another season at St. Lawrence University. Carey opted to leave school after his redshirt freshman season and signed with the Blackhawks on Thursday. He met his new teammates for the first time this weekend. "The first day was a little bit intimidating," the 22-year-old Carey said on Sunday. "I walked into the dressing room [and] the first couple of guys I met were Brandon Saad, Patrick Kane, Bryan Bickell.

Bickell, Saad, Rozsival out vs. Hurricanes

CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks forwards Brandon Saad and Bryan Bickell and defenseman Michal Rozsival will not play against the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday due to injuries, coach Joel Quenneville said. Bickell will miss his first game since suffering an upper-body injury against the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday. He has 10 goals, two assists and a minus-seven rating in 53 games this season Saad will miss his third consecutive game with an upper-body injury.

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