This afternoon, the Blackhawks made their 23-man 2019-20 opening night roster official.
On the injury front, Connor Murphy will begin this season on injured reserve due to a groin issue. He began last year on injured reserve due to a back injury. John Quenneville, who played in the first preseason game but has been sidelined since, will also be on injured reserve because of a hip injury. Kirby Dach, who has participated in practices but not games, will be on injured/non-roster designation. Dach was shaken up by a big hit in the final game of the Traverse City Prospect Tournament back in mid-September and has been in concussion protocol.
Also of note, Calvin de Haan will be in the mix on the Hawks blue line. He has been recovering from a shoulder procedure in May which put him on a 4-6 month recovery timetable. Most recently, he has been practicing while dealing with a groin injury. Hopefully, we see the offseason trade addition in action when the Blackhawks face off against the Flyers on Friday afternoon.
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