Anthony Beauvillier takes warmup with the Chicago Blackhawks wearing #91
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Blackhawks officially finalize move with forward Anthony Beauvillier

Published January 4, 2024 at 0:22
In a setback for the struggling Chicago Blackhawks, forward Anthony Beauvillier has been moved to the injured reserve due to a wrist injury, adding to the team's growing list of sidelined players, including Taylor Hall, Andreas Athanasiou, and Seth Jones.

The play that injured Beauvillier

Acquired from the Vancouver Canucks in late November for a 2024 fifth-round pick, Beauvillier has played 15 games with the Blackhawks, tallying six points but also recording a -3. This season, he has accumulated 14 points in 37 games, pacing at 31 points across 82 games, a dip from his career-high 40 points last season split between the New York Islanders and Vancouver Canucks.

The Blackhawks are currently enduring a challenging stretch, going 4-10-2 since the start of December and being outscored 62-to-33. The team faces an average of 33.5 shots per game from opponents, feeling the impact of missing four of their top 10 scorers.

There is always going to be a bright side in Chicago now

Amidst the struggles, rookie standout Connor Bedard provides a silver lining with an impressive 15 goals and 33 points in his first 37 NHL games, projecting to finish the season with 33 goals and 73 points.

Bedard's promising performance injects optimism into Blackhawks fans, offering hope for a brighter future despite the team's ongoing hurdles.
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Blackhawks officially finalize move with forward Anthony Beauvillier

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