Blackhawks Shut Down Kirby Dach
On Thursday morning the Chicago Blackhawks announced center Kirby Dach is done for the rest of the 2021 season.
Here is the official statement from team physician Dr. Michael Terry:
“After aggravation of his right wrist injury, Kirby Dach continues to have some post-operative discomfort. We elected with Kirby to rest him for the final three games of the season.”
Dach, 20, suffered a right wrist fracture at the IIHF World Junior Championship in a game against Russia. He underwent surgery on Dec. 28 and the initial prognosis for his return was a four-to-five-month timetable. He beat that clock, making his season debut on March 27.
In 18 games with the Blackhawks this season, Dach scored two goals with eight assists and averaged 18:34 of ice time, which ranked third among team forwards.
24 thoughts on “Blackhawks Shut Down Kirby Dach”
Good decision, should be 100% for start of season.
Good move,he should have never been thrown out there the way he was. Hopefully too much damage physically and mentally was done. Also good to see Strome and Mitchell sitting. That should be the end of their respective seasons also. Looking forward to get a look at Regala tonight.
Let him heal and be ready next year. Find him help to be a better player. I like his style just add a little more strength and muscle and he can be great.
About time somebody has a clue about him. He said a couple of weeks ago his wrist was still sore.
If the Hawks were not in a playoff hunt, would they have allowed Dach back so soon? Looking forward to seeing a healthy and completely healed Dach next year. Looking to the offseason already…
He was just gliding around & going through the motions on the ice anyway. He has potential, but needs to work on conditioning, desire, faceoffs, and a more positive attitude in the off season.
All is not lost everyone….Keep calm because Clorox has been named the official cleaning product of the United Center !! You can now eat off the floors at the UC…..if you drop your dog…..5 second rule ?? No Sir !! Sit yourself down and eat my man !!
Ron, I am with your assessment of Dach. There is more than the healing of his wrist to deal with there. I don’t know if he has the capability to change his intensity and effort on the ice. He has a very laid back personality that does not lend itself to being a top line Center. This is a very important off season for him. I hope he can transform his game and infuse some intensity into it along with a more powerful skating stride that has him plowing through checks instead of going limp at contact.
He’s over rated anyways.
Who is going to make up for his big two goal season? This guy is the most over hyped player since Terravainen.
Didn’t like him coming back from the get go.
bob tom p
terravainen hardly over hyped. for career scoring at 55+ points and plus 12 per 82 games played. 64+ and plus 15 points per 82 games played since leaving hawks. no reason to be throwing terravainen under the bus. an excellent player.
Terravainen is a player
Should have taken Bowen Byram. They probably felt they were stacked at defense with a list of up and coming prospects, unfortunately not many have shown too much potential and most don’t have the pedigree or talent like Byram
Kirby is my favorite player he should let his wrist get better
Admittedly, a horrible comparison, but I still think Dach has a lot to show me before I buy into his hype
bob tom p
agree on dach. wrist or no wrist sure hasn’t looked special to me.
Absolutely, wholeheartedly disagree on Dach. I really think he’s going to be a superstar.
First of all I love my hawks so each shouldn’t have been brought back at all second they have to cut Keith’s ice time or even better move him let the kids play if toes doesn’t come back Bowman should have a heart to heart with Kane see if he considers a move then get a freak in NHL coach this is a joke most important bowman go gets some blood and guts on the ice to many ballerinas
This team is in utter disarray. Who cares what KD does or doesn’t do. We will come back next year and repeat the golf outing in April. Dach cannot save them. The idiot who is team president and General manager, Bowman, can’t save them. So who the hell cares. This team win go nowhere.
Dach is clueless without the puck, which is why his goal numbers suck. He’s also too easy to knock off the puck and with his size even a little hint of toughness or fight would be nice.
This team better get some SIZE. They get pushed around all the time, and that includes some recent rough treatment of Kirby Dach. The Hawks are easy to play against, and it’s time Bowman understands that. Lets address this need in free agency and the draft!
20 yr olds are always in need of improvement in multiple areas. I think he will be a really good center for a long time. Hype is evil, and should always be ignored.
Dach is an okay player, but famously overrated in Chicago. I would argue that Bowman screwed up on a top draft pick.