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Connor Bedard puts health at risk after agreeing to play for new team

Published April 21, 2024 at 12:03
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Connor Bedard puts his health at risk following major move

Concerns arise as Chicago Blackhawks fans contemplate the potential risks facing their prized rookie, Connor Bedard, as he accepts an invitation to join Team Canada at the IIHF World Championships.

Memories linger of past setbacks, such as Kirby Dach's unfortunate wrist injury during the World Juniors, which hindered his career progression as he broke his wirst completely after Dach accepted the Team Canada invite.

Now with the Montreal Canadiens, Dach's injury history serves as a cautionary tale for Bedard's supporters.



While Bedard's commitment to international competition highlights his ambition, there's apprehension about the toll it may take on his health. Blackhawks fans can only hope that the 18-year-old phenom will have protection on the ice, as they await news with bated breath.


Despite the worries, Bedard's decision as an 18-year old to accept the invite, as well as receive one truly proves he's already a paved star in the NHL.
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Connor Bedard puts health at risk after agreeing to play for new team

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