Andrew Shaw Is Out Again For Game #1, But He Is Progressing

By Keith Schultz

Dec 3, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw (65) reacts to a goal scored by Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Nick Leddy (not pictured) against the Dallas Stars during the second period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Shaw is out again for Game #1 and by all accounts  Game #2 for the Western Conference Playoffs.  Shaw is progressing with him getting back on the ice for the first time at practice since the Clayton Stoner hit on #65 in Game #1 of the Minnesota Wild series.

Shaw as most Hawks fans know alreadybiggest impact doesn’t always end up on the scoresheet, but he does everything a good teammate does from big hits, big screens, and providing a spark when needed.

The only thing I don’t understand about the Shaw injury is why the Blackhawks have been so coy about it.  Since he was injured he’s been day-to-day which is clearly not the case with Shaw not having even been able to skate yet let alone find his way back into the lineup.  It’s clearly been a somewhat big injury like an MCL sprain which is a 3-4 week injury something similar to what Patrick Kane suffered at the end of the regular season.

The good thing for Shaw and his recovery from this leg (lower body injury) injury is that the schedule for the Western Conference Finals is spread out in the first week with the Hawks playing Game 2 Wednesday and Game 3 on Saturday after opening the series on Sunday afternoon.  Hopefully the extended days off will help the recovery time for Shaw!

Get Well Soon #65!

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