On Wednesday morning, the Blackhawks announced they have placed defenseman Duncan Keith on LTIR.
Keith had successful surgery to repair a right knee meniscal tear on Tuesday, and is expected to miss up to six weeks of action. Moving him to LTIR opens up some cap flexibility as the Blackhawks look to address a group of defensemen that needed help before losing the future Hall of Famer.
At the morning skate, Chicago’s blue line saw Brent Seabrook with Viktor Svedberg, Trevor van Riemsdyk with Niklas Hjalmarsson and Trevor Daley with David Rundblad. Michal Rozsival was at practice but is not yet physically ready to return.