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Blackhawks top goalie prospect injured after doing the unthinkable

Published April 1, 2024 at 8:25

The Chicago Blackhawks have an amazing 21-year-old netminder in the AHL system. Drew Commesso, made a ridiculous save last night against the Milwaukee Admirals.

Without a stick or pad, Commesso made a blocker-handed save, as he used the opposite side of the blocked, which looked to be a painful albeit needed choice to make the save.


As a result of the save, he would be out of the net and remain out of the game and is now injured as a result.

The Rockford IceHogs announced today that Commesso will be day-to-day with a right-handed injury.

The team has resorted to calling up Mitchell Weeks from the Indy Fuel afterward.

Commesso Has Found His Game

Commesso would of course be expected to have an adjustment period, coming from the NCAA to the AHL. He has maintained a .902 save percentage while only-dropping below this twice in ten games during his brief AHL career so far.

His save helped secure a win over one of the AHL's best teams, the Milwaukee Admirals 3-1.

His performance in the last ten games has been stellar, as he has a .915 save percentage in that time period, making 30 saves and above in three of those games. In the ten prior, he hadn't had a game where he made 30 saves before.

Thanks to great play from Commesso and Cole Guttman, the IceHogs are 12-3 and are in the hunt for a long playoff run as a result.
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