Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! After a long work week, it’s finally game night for the Blackhawks. It’s been since Saturday night since we watched the Hawks defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets, but nobody expected there to be a Duncan Keith injury announcement between the last game and tonight’s matchup against the Florida Panthers.
Now what type of team will we see come out and respond to the Keith injury news. Keith was the one player that most Blackhawks experts and fans believed they couldn’t be without for an extended period of time yet here we are without one of the best defenseman in the NHL out of the lineup for 4-6 weeks.
The question is will Coach Q tighten up even more or will he try to let the boys play more offense and try to outscore the opponents like they used to in their younger days. No matter the outcome it will be fun to watch the Chicago Blackhawks back on the ice tonight after what feels like an entire week off. Here are some morning links to kick off our Thursday morning.
See what happened when the Stanley Cup visited the Chicago Blackhawks store this past week (Blackhawks)
The Chicago Blackhawks did place Keith on the Long Term Injured Reserved which means he will miss a minimum of 10 games (Committed Indians)
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