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By Keith Schultz
Nov 28, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) celebrates with left wing Artemi Panarin (72) and defenseman Duncan Keith (2) after scoring a goal in the first period of the game against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 28, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) celebrates with left wing Artemi Panarin (72) and defenseman Duncan Keith (2) after scoring a goal in the first period of the game against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports /
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Good Morning Chicago Blackhawks Fans!

The Chicago Blackhawks and their fans received a close call yesterday when their superstar rookie Artemi Panarin left the World Championships with an injured shoulder, but in the end the MRI was ruled negative and the hopes are that Panarin will be playing once again in the World Championships in his home country.

The question we raised yesterday was is playing in exhibitions the right thing to do.  The thing is we praise players like Corey Perry for playing with his home country Canada when he gets knocked out the playoffs early, but like Panarin if he were to be seriously injured while playing for his country, Anaheim Ducks fans would be up in arms.

The pride of country and the dedication to the team that pays your paycheck has to be a struggle for established players which is why you don’t see Jonathan Toews or Patrick Kane out there this spring, but in the end getting some ice time while not experiencing playoff hockey has to be the reason you see Connor McDavid  out there for Canada this year.

In the end it’s a close call and good news for the Chicago Blackhawks.

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