The Blackhawks made a few roster moves before hosting the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.
Lukas Reichel will, as expected, make his NHL debut and center a line with Patrick Kane to start. But two of the Hawks’ other regular forwards won’t be available.
Kirby Dach and Dylan Strome were placed in COVID protocol and are out for Thursday’s game. In addition to Reichel, the Blackhawks added Brandon Hagel and Sam Lafferty to the active roster; Hagel and Lafferty were in COVID protocol previously.