Dave Bolland got swept up in the excitement of his Blackhawks teammates' winning ways while recovering from an upper-body injury.

"It's been great even watching them on TV keep this streak alive," Bolland said before the Hawks played the Wild on Tuesday night at the United Center. "Coming back and helping them out is a big thing."

Bolland was among the Hawks' biggest fans as they reeled off five consecutive victories after he suffered the injury against the Sharks on Feb. 22. On Tuesday, Bolland returned to his familiar spot at No. 2 center as the Hawks looked to keep intact their record streak of games without a regulation defeat to start the season.

Bolland, who has dealt with back injuries and a concussion, was coy on the nature of his latest malady.

"This is a hard-hitting game and you never know what's going to happen, but I don't think it was anything coming back from my history," he said.

The most important thing for Bolland was being back on the ice and not watching from home, as he did when the Hawks defeated the Red Wings 2-1 in a shootout Sunday.

"I have a big, comfy couch," Bolland said with a smile.