Chicago Blackhawks forwards Dave Bolland and Ben Smith were ruled out for Friday's season opening game in Dallas though Bolland might play Saturday against the Stars in Chicago, according to coach Joel Quenneville.
Marty Turco, who signed a free-agent contract last summer to be the Blackhawks' No. 1 goaltender, is resigned to being a backup. It's a role he accepted months ago, when coach Joel Quenneville tabbed Corey Crawford as No. 1.
General manager Stan Bowman, who traded for winger Michael Frolik on Wednesday, said the Chicago Blackhawks are not in the market for a center "unless one comes our way," but he is looking for defense.