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Breaking: Update On Connor Bedard's Injury From Head Coach Richardson

Published January 8, 2024 at 9:35

Following a collision with Brendan Smith during Friday's game against the New Jersey Devils, Connor Bedard was placed on injured reserve. The Blackhawks would retaliate physically with Nick Foligno ultimately dropping the gloves with Smith. It was clear the Blackhawks weren't going to allow a hit on their star go unpunished.


In an interview with Luke Richardson before Sunday's Calgary Flames game, Connor Bedard's timeframe was discussed.

The time frame for Bedard's recovery is still uncertain due to swelling jaw, says Head Coach Richardson.

They need to wait for Bedard's swelling to go down before they can examine him and determine the severity of his condition.

Assuming Bedard's fractured jaw is worse than we think, he may not be able to play in his first All-Star Game in his rookie season, for now, he remains out indefinitely, halting his All-Star hopes.

For now, his season totals are 15 goals and 18 assists for 33 points in 39 games with the Chicago Blackhawks, which earned him an All-Star nod in 2024.
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