Blackhawks’ Bickell to sit out Game 7

Chicago Blackhawks forward Bryan Bickell underwent surgery

Monday to repair a lacerated tendon in his wrist and will miss Game

7 on Tuesday night against the Vancouver Canucks.

Bickell was injured in Game 2 when he was hit by a skate. He

missed Game 3 but his return helped the Blackhawks win three

straight to even the series.

The 6-foot-4, 223-pound Bickell scored a goal in Sunday night’s

4-3 overtime win and flattened Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieska with

a hard hit. In five games this playoffs, Bickell has two goals and

two assists.

Team physician Dr. Michael Terry said full recovery could take

six to eight weeks.

Bickell played in 78 games during the regular season with 17

goals and 20 assists.