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Niemi sick; Fraser a scratch

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The Blackhawks altered their goaltending plans for Wednesday night's game against St. Louis at the United Center. Antti Niemi, who was scheduled to start, didn't take the ice for the morning skate. Coach Joel Quenneville said Niemi ``wasn't feeling well,'' and said that Joe Fallon will probably be called up from Rockford to serve as Cristobal Huet's backup.
With Dave Bolland returning to the lineup the forward sitting out will be fourth-line center Colin Fraser, who had played in all of the previous 55 games.
Defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson didn't participate in the morning skate but Quenneville said he was likely to play against the Blues. Andrew Ladd, who skated off early at Tuesday's practice with a lower body injury, participated in the morning skate and will remain in the lineup. He's played in 157 consecutive regular-season games since being acquired in a trade with Carolina. That's the longest streak by a current Hawk in a Hawks' sweater. Brian Campbell has played in 375 straight games with Buffalo, San Jose and the Hawks.

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