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Nikita Zadorov Misses Day 3 of Blackhawks Training Camp

The Blackhawks’ defenseman was deemed “unfit to participate” on the third day of training camp.

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When the Blackhawks took the ice for day three of training camp, defenseman Nikita Zadorov was deemed “unfit to participate”.

Due to the NHL’s tight-lipped terminology during training camp, the exact reason for Zadarov’s absence from the ice today remains unknown.

The 6-foot-5 defenseman fully participated in the first two days of Blackhawks training camp and looked rather impressive during drills.

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The Blackhawks acquired Zadorov in an offseason trade that sent Brandon Saad to the Colorado Avalanche. In a season that will be more about development than results, the big blue-liner is expected to provide a physical, reliable presence on the back end while also serving as a mentor for the Blackhawks’ young defensemen.

Hopefully the “unfit to participate” designation is just a minor ailment that doesn’t require an extended absence. The Blackhawks are already banged up enough as things currently stand.


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