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Sharp to travel with Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp will travel with the team to Minnesota and might play for the first time in 14 games on Tuesday against the Wild.

Forward Dave Bolland won't travel with the team and remains out with a lower-body injury.

Sharp hasn't played since suffering an upper-body injury against the Colorado Avalanche on March 6. He has five goals and 13 assists in 24 games this season.

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said Sunday the Blackhawks have been cautious with Sharp's return.

"It'll be nice to get him going here," Quenneville said of Sharp before Sunday's game. "We probably added a couple extra days here to his time away. He's been skating well, and he wants to play. Look forward to getting him in the lineup because it gives us a lot more options with the lines as well."

Bolland has missed two games with a lower-body injury. He has seven goals and seven assists in 30 games this season.

Quenneville said Sunday that Bolland's injury is not serious.

The Blackhawks clinched a playoff spot with Sunday's 5-3 win over the Nashville Predators. The Blackhawks are in first place in the Western Conference with a 29-5-4 record and 62 points.