Connor Bedard's NHL return date revealed and it's lengthy

Published January 12, 2024 at 7:07
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Rookie Sensation Connor Bedard Faces Hurdles as Injury Sidelines Him

In a tough blow for the Chicago Blackhawks, young star Connor Bedard is out of action due to a fractured jaw suffered during a recent game against the New Jersey Devils. The injury occurred in a match where the team also lost Nick Foligno, intensifying the challenges for the Blackhawks.

Bedard's injury, caused by a hit from Devils defenseman Brendan Smith, forced him to exit the ice, visibly nursing his mouth. This setback comes at a crucial juncture in Bedard's rookie season, which has already earned him a nomination for the All-Star Game.

His next game, if he has to miss the full 8 weeks, will be against the Washington Capitals on March 9th, 2024.



With an impressive 33 points in 39 games, Bedard has been a standout among NHL rookies. However, his absence will be felt in upcoming matchups, including a showdown against Patrick Kane and the Detroit Red Wings.

While the timeline for his return extends beyond fan expectations, the hope remains that Bedard can bounce back and continue his impressive run. The rookie's journey through the NHL has faced a hurdle, but there's optimism for a triumphant return and a potential run at the Calder Trophy.

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