In surprising news, the Blackhawks announced on Tuesday that defensman Duncan Keith underwent successful surgery to repair a right knee meniscal tear.
“Duncan underwent successful surgery today to repair his right knee meniscal tear,” Terry said. “The surgery was successful and we expect him to return to full hockey activities in approximately 4-6 weeks.”
Chicago was already struggling to get new faces integrated on the blue line. Removing one of the best in the game for the next month is a stunning blow that could make the Hawks desire to add a defenseman more intense in the coming days.