The Blackhawks announced on Friday that center Marcus Kruger had successful surgery to repair a dislocation of his left wrist. The statement indicated Kruger will return to hockey activities in approximately four months.
Kruger, 25, was injured during Thursday night’s 4-0 win against Edmonton. One of the team’s top penalty killers, Kruger has excelled while short-handed and carved himself a niche as an outstanding bottom six center.
He signed a one-year deal with the Blackhawks late in the offseason and will be a restricted free agent again this coming summer. Kruger had one assist in 33 games so far this season.