Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville broke news to the media after the team’s morning skate in San Jose that defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson has joined Steve Montador in Chicago.
According to reports, the team thought Hjalmarsson had the flu the past couple days, but a recent diagnosis led to his injury being reclassified from sick to upper-body. No word on what the new diagnosis was, though some have speculated that he may have a concussion. He has been ruled out of Friday and Saturday night’s games.
The Blackhawks will skate the following six defensemen in San Jose:
Duncan Keith-Brent Seabrook
Nick Leddy-Dylan Olsen
Sean O’Donnell-Sami Lepisto