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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- A Really Bad Break

By Keith Schultz

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! Well, the news couldn’t have gotten any worse yesterday about Marcus Kruger and his upper body injury.  You knew it wasn’t good when they recalled Phillip Danault before updating the injury, and then BAM like getting punched in the gut there’s the news that Kruger is out for the rest of the regular season.

We of course are not talking about losing the scoring of Patrick Kane or the leadership of Jonathan Toews, but we are talking about losing a role player that plays a vital role for the Blackhawks on many different aspects.  The biggest role of course has to be one of the leading forwards on the Chicago Blackhawks penalty kill.  For the past three years the question has been who will be Kruger’s running mate on the PK.  This year has seen players come and go like Tanner Kero, but now someone will have to fill the Kruger’s role which are some serious big skates to fill.

Kruger also has held down the fort as center of the fourth line who after some really rough games was starting to turn the corner and begin to play some really good hockey.   Now we may not see Kruger until the second round of the playoffs as he rehabilitates from wrist surgery.  Get well soon, Kruger!! Here are some morning links to kick off your Saturday game night!

Fellow Russian Pavel Bure believes that Artemi Panarin has what it takes to dominate in the NHL for years to come (Blackhawks)

Next up is 2011 Chicago Blackhawks first round draft pick Phillip Danault (Committed Indians)

Marian Hossa and Jonathan Toews appear to be heating up just in the nick of time (Midway Madness)

The worst news in a while is the fact that Kruger had to have surgery and is out for four months (Madhouse Enforcer)

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