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Chicago Blackhawks Share Terrible News Regarding Defencemans Ongoing Injury

Published February 26, 2024 at 7:13 PM
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Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Nikita Zaitsev is on the mend from a knee injury that turned out to be more severe than initially thought, according to Coach Luke Richardson's update this past Saturday.

In a twist to his recovery timeline, it was disclosed that Zaitsev also sustained a bone fracture alongside his knee injury back in January, pushing his expected return to the ice to mid-March, even though he's already begun rehab activities off the ice.

«Nikita Zaitsev suffered not only a knee injury but also a bone fracture back on Jan. 16, Richardson said. He's progressed to working out in the gym and it sounds like he'll return sometime around mid-March.»




Since the injury occurred during a game against the Sharks on January 16, Zaitsev has been sidelined for 14 games. Prior to this setback, the 32-year-old had contributed two goals and five assists over 26 games, clocking in an average of around 16 minutes of ice time per game.

Source: Hawksinsider
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