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The worst has been confirmed for this Chicago Blackhawk

Published February 24, 2024 at 8:08 PM
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As players come and go, the Chicago Blackhawks injury list seems to be a page long.

Injury List, Laundry List



While some players are now healthy enough to play again, others remain on injured reserve since January.

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Defenseman Nikita Zaitsev left during the 2nd period of San Jose Sharks' 2-1 shootout win on January 16th.



Zaitsev played 11 shifts with eight:46 TOI before leaving the game with an injury that will keep him sidelined into March.

March Likely



Not only did Zaitsev suffer a knee injury during the game, but he also fractured a bone.

He has since returned to the gym and progressed and will eventually return to the ice in March, according to CST's Ben Pope.

After a lengthy period of injury, Louis Crevier was recalled to stand in for the injured defenseman.

To fill the gap left by his injury, the team had to rely on call-ups and waiver claims like Jaycob Megna and Isaak Philips.
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