On Thursday the Blackhawks officially moved centers Jonathan Toews and Kirby Dach to Long Term Injured Reserve (LTIR).
What does that mean?
For Dach, this was expected. The wrist injury he suffered at the World Juniors likely ended his 2021 season before it began, which is unfortunate after he finished his rookie season so well.
For Toews, an LTIR designation means he will miss at least 10 games and 24 days. In a 56-game regular season, this is a tough blow, but the focus should be on Chicago’s captain getting himself healthy – not how soon he can play hockey.
Brent Seabrook, who is officially out with a lower back issue, remains on just Injured reserve.