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Chicago Blackhawks forward Ben Smith will undergo season-ending surgery next week to repair a right hip tear and hernia.
Team physician Dr. Michael Terry said the recovery for Smith would take approximately four months. The surgery is scheduled for March 15.
The 23-year-old Smith has two goals in 13 games for the Blackhawks and has spent most of the season with Rockford of the AHL. Smith, a former star at Boston College, made his NHL debut last season and played six regular-season games. He then scored three goals in an opening-round, seven-game playoff loss to Vancouver.
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From a Blackhawks release late Thursday afternoon: “Ben Smith has suffered a right hip labral tear and a hernia. He will undergo endoscopic surgery next Thursday (March 15) to repair both issues. We anticipate a full recovery in approximately 16 … Continue reading →
Those of you who read me on any kind of regular basis, know what a fan I am of Ben Smith (#28). A quick refresher, or for you first timers, Ben came up at the end of last season (from Rockford) with about 4 or 5 games left. He did such a great job that he stayed on the roster for the 7 game playoff series against Vancouver, spending quite a bit of time on the first line. When the...
Chicago Blackhawks right wing Ben Smith is done for the season due to a right hip tear and hernia.Smith undergo surgery on March 15 to repair both injuries. He is expected to be sidelined for four months.The 23-year-old Smith appeared in 13 games this season, scoring two goals. He had one goal in six games last season before tallying three times in a seven-game playoffs series against Vancouver.
As the Blackhawks regular season sprints to the finish, many of the organization’s college prospects are already in their respective postseasons. Here’s a look at how the Hawks’ college prospects performed during the 2011-12 season. Kevin Hayes, F, Boston College … Continue reading →
Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews acknowledged on Friday that he is dealing with a concussion.
Toews has been sidelined the past eight games after suffering the injury in a game against St. Louis on Feb. 19.
He said he is unsure when he will return to the ice, although he noted that he is feeling better.
"No one else can tell me how I feel," Toews said. "...
Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews skated for the first time in nearly three weeks Thursday.
Toews, who has been sidelined the past eight games due to a suspected concussion, took to the ice for the first time since Feb. 19.
He skated prior to the team's practice, which Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville called a "big first step."
Quenneville said that while...
The Chicago Blackhawks may have their goalie dilemma finally figured out.
After Friday’s thrilling 4-3 win over the Eastern Conference’s best New York Rangers, Ray Emery is looking pretty good as a No. 1 goalie.
Should the Blackhawks pursue to re-sign him during the offseason?
Ray Emery will give the Chicago Blackhawks something to consider this summer with the way...
Johnny Oduya and the Chicago Blackhawks took full advantage of a handful of late chances - and New York mistakes.
Oduya scored his first goal for Chicago with 5:56 left in the third period to snap a tie in the Blackhawks' 4-3 comeback victory over the Rangers on Friday night.
Chicago handed the Eastern Conference-leading Rangers their third straight loss and fourth in five...
Defenseman Johnny Oduya scored his first goal for Chicago with 5:56 left in the third period to snap a tie in the Blackhawks' 4-3 comeback victory over the New York Rangers on Friday night.
Chicago handed the Eastern Conference-leading Rangers their third straight loss and fourth in five games.
Oduya connected from the left point with a shot that sailed past Henrik Lundqvist...
TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Chicago Blackhawks tonight at United Center (8:30 p.m.; TV: MSG Plus; Radio: 970 The Apple), in their third game in four days. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank second in the league overall, with a record of 42-17-7 (91 pts). The Rangers [...]
Here’s some updates on injured Hawks players that I greceived from chicagoblackhawks.com.
I you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that I only write on information, injury wise, that I get form the official site. I will never spread information just because someone else, blogged, over heard, or speculated. The injured in question are, Toews -who has missed the last 8...
The first period was pretty evenly matched between the two clubs. Chicago had higher quality chances off the rush, but the Rangers had better zone pressure and ultimately the lead.
Speaking of which, the Rangers first period goal came off a great play by Anisimov along the boards. He won possession, gave the puck to Mitchell, who then found Arty making a bee-line towards...