Hagel To Miss 2 Weeks, Johnson and Phillips Out Of COVID Protocol

The Blackhawks made a few roster announcements on Wednesday.

Defenseman Wyatt Kalynuk was sent to Rockford for a rehab assignment.

Forward Brandon Hagel’s shoulder injury will keep him out of the lineup for approximately two weeks.

And forward Tyler Johnson and defenseman Isaak Phillips were removed from COVID protocol.

Adding Johnson back into the lineup gives the Blackhawks another option at center. Henrik Borgstrom has missed time because of COVID protocol and then another unrelated illness and Dylan Strome has actually been back in the lineup (and winning faceoffs).

When Kalynuk is healthy enough to return to the NHL lineup, that could spell a trip back to Rockford for Phillips and, eventually, a decision will need to be made about Erik Gustafsson.

9 thoughts on “Hagel To Miss 2 Weeks, Johnson and Phillips Out Of COVID Protocol

  • November 10, 2021 at 12:55 pm
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    Strome winning faceoff’s……priceless

  • November 10, 2021 at 1:09 pm
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    For Hagel relatively good news

    And for Kalynuk hopefully a warm up in RKF as a prelude to debuting in CHI on Friday

    Keep Khaira with Toews for now and put TJ with Strome

    No news on Borgstrom today – maybe we’ll hear tomorrow how long he’s out for

  • November 10, 2021 at 1:25 pm
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    With the last game of western road trip 2 weeks today, means Hagel could likely return in the afternoon game against St. Louis on the 26th. Hopefully thats all and he is good to go then.

  • November 10, 2021 at 5:08 pm
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    Lotsa rumors about JT going to Calgary.

    Can KD make the move, do the Hawks really want to? I think the Captain would
    love another shot at a Cup.

    And if we go down this road how about Kane to the Rags, who have both the cap
    space and the assets the Hawks would need in return. Kane might just like this
    reunion.

  • November 11, 2021 at 1:07 am
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    Dollar, With the state of this franchise now, I wouldn’t think that they would ever consider moving Toews or Kane no matter what the return was. It would be an image and marketing disaster. Now is it the smart thing to do to rebuild this team? That is a different conversation. I really think that a couple of dynamic power forwards,the continued development of Reichel and Dach,and getting maybe a Victor Hedman type of D Man would make this team look much different.

  • November 11, 2021 at 7:17 am
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    Thinking that is all that is. Rumors. Really no basis for it. Calgary playing good. Definitely not going to get a Tkachuk or Gaudreau. A matching money trade needed which Backlund and Lucic fit perfect but Lucic playing good and probably is a Sutter favorite. Monahan is the name thrown around. Thinking Toews and Shaw’s $$ for Monahan and a #1 would be the only way to get enough back for Toews save image and not be a marketing disaster.

  • November 11, 2021 at 8:15 am
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    Team Chicago actually playing decent hockey again over last two games….only took three years for some to realize why.

    Hell, they were not playing all that badly in October 2018…..

    A lot of us knew that, and a lot of us knew whoever that peach fuzz millennial was they hired to coach the team back then?
    He was destined to fail…..

    Now they actually have a coach that, well…. looks and acts like a coach.
    Who knew?

    Praying this continues, and decent, instinctive hockey continues, on the ice.

    Later I will comment on Beach, Aldrich (Schumck), McDonough, Bowman, and Q.

    Fair warning: the Woke crowd will not like it, but it will be based on fact.

  • November 11, 2021 at 8:36 am
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    @Tim…should KD say we are committing to rebuilding the Hawks from top to bottom I think the fans would be OK with it. Stan’s going from rebuild to retool to rebuild is the BS that needs to stop.

    @JR….Calgary I think would be very happy to get a guy of Toews pedigree. Your trade scenaio is the one that works for both sides

  • November 11, 2021 at 11:38 am
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    JR – I don’t think CAL would take that deal but from a Hawks POV it might work

    Get back into first round next year- lose Shaw’s contract and switch Toews for Monahan

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