The Chicago Blackhawks will probably be with out Tyler Johnson for the foreseeable future. The veteran ahead suffered an ankle damage in Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the Los Angeles Kings, and he seemingly will not be part of the Blackhawks for his or her upcoming highway journey to Western Canada.
“I do not suppose they suppose it is unhealthy because it was earlier than however it’s clearly reaggravated, in order that’s irritating for him and it is robust for the crew,” head coach Luke Richardson said of Johnson’s damage.
Richardson was referencing Johnson’s previous ankle sprain, which stored him out for 20 video games earlier this season.
This is not the primary time Johnson has reaggravated that damage, both. In his second recreation again from the preliminary sprain, he tweaked his ankle and missed two extra video games consequently.
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Johnson could also be previous his prime, however he is nonetheless a key cog within the Blackhawks’ lineup. A mainstay of Chicago’s top-six, the 32-year-old has 14 points (5 targets, 9 assists) in 21 video games this season.
Who Will Substitute Tyler Johnson within the Blackhawks Lineup?
With Tyler Johnson sidelined, the Chicago Blackhawks might elect to recall prime prospect Lukas Reichel from the Rockford IceHogs. Reichel performed effectively throughout his final NHL stint and recorded a three-point night time on Jan. 8 in what was a breakout game in opposition to the Calgary Flames.
If not, Boris Katchouk might re-enter the lineup after being a wholesome scratch for eight straight video games.
The Blackhawks hit the highway Tuesday to go to the Vancouver Canucks for the primary contest of a three-game road swing. They’re going to face the Calgary Flames Thursday and the Edmonton Oilers Saturday to wrap up the journey.