The Chicago Blackhawks just keep taking hits to their defensive depth, as the team has placed defenseman Calvin de Haan on the injured reserve list.
The blue liner suffered a right shoulder injury during the team’s Tuesday loss to the Vegas Golden Knights, and during a press conference on Thursday, head coach Jeremy Colliton said that the team fears the injury could be a “long-term” one.
de Haan has played in 29 games for the Blackhawks so far this season, registering a goal and dishing out five assists.
The Blackhawks are already dealing with a number of injuries on the defensive side of the ice, as Duncan Keith remains sidelined with a groin injury. The team did get some good news on Thursday, as Olli Maatta will return after missing four games with flu-like symptoms.
The Blackhawks will play the second game of a three-game road trip on Thursday night when they visit the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale. Puck drop is set for 8 p.m.