On Sunday, Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith revealed to the media that he suffered the meniscal tear in his right knee during the Stanley Cup Final, not early in the 2015-16 season. Keith, of course, would go on to win the Conn Smythe in spite of the injury.
Chicago coach Joel Quenneville told the media on Sunday the team did not know about the injury until a couple weeks into the new season. Keith had surgery on Oct. 20, and returned to practice with the team on Sunday. He remains on LTIR, however.
The Blackhawks are 4-3-1 without Keith entering Sunday night’s game against the Oilers.