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Blackhawks’ Jujhar Khaira Has Back Surgery, Likely Done For Season

Khaira notched three goals across 27 games in his first season with the Blackhawks.

Jujhar Khaira

Chicago Blackhawks‘ forward Jujhar Khaira is likely done for the 2021-22 season. The 27-year-old underwent lower back surgery Tuesday and will be out of hockey activities for 10-12 weeks.

Khaira last saw game action on Jan. 17 before back issues forced him to injured reserve. The Blackhawks placed him on long-term injured reserve on Feb. 18. In 27 games this season, he notched three goals while averaging 13:36 of ice time.

The Blackhawks signed Jujhar Khaira as a free agent on July 28, 2021. His contract carries a $975K cap hit through next season.

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