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Brandon Saad to Miss “A Couple Weeks”

Upon initial review, it looked like a knee injury for the Blackhawks forward. However, the team later indicated that it was an ankle ailment.

Just over the halfway mark of the Blackhawks 4-1 victory in Winnipeg last night, Brandon Saad absorbed a hit along the boards and fell in an awkward fashion.

Upon initial review, it looked like a knee injury for the Blackhawks forward. However, the team later indicated that it was an ankle ailment.

Saad was helped off the ice directly into the locker room and would not return to the game. When meeting with the media after the game, Jeremy Colliton did not offer an exact timeline for Saad but indicated that his absence would be around “a couple weeks.”

This is yet another big blow to an already banged-up Blackhawks team. Saad has been a force when it comes to possession metrics (+6.1% Corsi-for relative) in addition to his 11 goals and eight assists so far this season.

Who will step up in his absence? Well, Dylan Sikura has been a healthy scratch for the last five games, so he will get another chance with Andrew Shaw and Drake Caggiula still out sidelined due to concussions. Let’s see if Sikura can register his first NHL goal during this upcoming stretch.


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2 years ago

[…] has been sidelined since December 19th after suffering an ankle injury in a game against the Winnipeg Jets. He was given a four-week timeline, so his return to the ice is […]

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