On Wednesday morning the Blackhawks announced forward Alex Nylander had successful surgery on Monday to repair a meniscus tear in his left knee.
Nylander, 22, is expected to be out four to six months. With the current timeline for the 2021 season, six months would keep Nylander out for the entire regular season.
Nylander is a restricted free agent after the 2020-21 season and has a $863,333 cap hit.
Alex Nylander sustained a knee injury during the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs.— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) December 23, 2020
He initially rested and trained conservatively; unfortunately, his symptoms came back when he started to skate. https://t.co/2oQHB2tB6f