A familiar face joined the Blackhawks at practice on Monday morning, a welcome potential addition to the lineup down the stretch of the 2021 season.
Center Kirby Dach was on the ice with the team for practice for the first time since having surgery on his wrist; he was injured during a warm-up game before the World Junior Championships.
The timetable for Dach’s return when he had surgery (just after Christmas) was 4-5 months. When he’s ready to join the team in game action is still TBD, but him joining practice is a tremendous sign.
Coach Jeremy Colliton said Dach will travel with the team and continue practicing but has a way to go before he’s ready for games.
Veterans Calvin de Haan and Dylan Strome were on the ice with the team as well. de Haan left the Hawks’ game on Friday night with an injury and did not dress for Sunday’s loss. Strome has been in concussion protocol.