The Chicago Blackhawks will be without two of their youngest stars on Friday night in Calgary as Teuvo Teravainen and Marko Dano will both miss the team’s game against the Flames.
Teravainen, who suffered an upper body injury in Wednesday’s win over the Calgary Flames, was already expected to miss this contest, and could potentially miss Saturday’s game against the Vancouver Canucks as well. The winger would then have several days to recover before the Hawks resume their circus trip in California Wednesday when they take on the Sharks.
As for Dano, the winger did sit out for big chunks of the Wednesday victory after making several miscues on both ends of the ice, but his absence isn’t related to performance, according to head coach Joel Quenneville. Dano will actually miss the game with an illness that kept him out of the team’s morning skate in Calgary, and although his status for Saturday is unclear, he has been completely ruled out for the Hawks against the Flames.
Andrew Desjardins will slot back into the lineup to replace Teravainen on Friday night, and Viktor Tikhonov will skate in place of Dano. There has been no talk at this point of recalling another forward like Bryan Bickell or Ryan Hartman, so the maladies and ailments are still considered temporary at this point.