Following a rough end to the Traverse City rookie tournament earlier this week, the Chicago Blackhawks opened their training camp on Friday with a few injury updates regarding rookies Kirby Dach and Philipp Kurashev, as well as newly acquired defenseman Calvin de Haan.
Dach, de Haan and Kurashev dealing with injuries to begin Blackhawks camp
As training camp opened on Friday at the Fifth Third Bank arena, the Blackhawks announced some long awaited injury updates regarding the players at training camp and the players that were hurt in the Traverse City prospect tournament.
Full release here:
MEDICAL UPDATE: Forward Kirby Dach (concussion protocol) is out of the lineup.
Forward Philipp Kurashev (left knee/shoulder contusion) will not practice today.
Defenseman Calvin de Haan (groin strain/shoulder surgery recovery) is expected to be out of the lineup 2-3 weeks.
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Dach is being held out of practice as a result of concussion protocol. He took a big hit in the seventh place game of the rookie tournament on Tuesday and was kept out of action for precautionary purposes.
Kurashev was also injured in the seventh-place game on Tuesday, but his injury is listed as “left knee/shoulder contusion.” The team stated that the 19 year old former 2018 fourth round draft pick will not practice Friday.
Meanwhile, de Haan has been recovering from offseason shoulder surgery and also has a groin strain. He is expected to be out of the lineup 2–3 weeks, but the team hoped to have him in the lineup for the season opener.
The Blackhawks continue training camp this weekend and hos the annual Training Camp Festival on Sunday at the United Center. Following Sunday’s team scrimmage, Chicago opens the preseason as they travel to take on the Washington Capitals.