Kirby Dach Injured In WJC Warm-Up Game
When the Chicago Blackhawks allowed Kirby Dach to stay with Team Canada at the World Junior Championships, their hope was that he saw good game action and played at a high level.
Dach was named the captain of the Canadian roster and was set to be on their top line when the tournament.
Unfortunately, the absolute worst-case scenario for the Hawks may have happened before the tournament even started.
Dach left Wednesday night’s warm-up game against Russia with what appeared to be a wrist injury.
Canada's captain, Kirby Dach, left the ice and went straight to the dressing room after this play. pic.twitter.com/ZEzfG66aad— TSN (@TSN_Sports) December 24, 2020
Canada beat Russia 1-0. Meanwhile, Dach is reportedly off to get x-rays done.
We’ll update this story when Canada provides additional details.
18 thoughts on “Kirby Dach Injured In WJC Warm-Up Game”
Hopefully it is a finger and not a wrist. It looked like he was trying to show someone his finger. Please not a wrist.
I thought he acted like it was his thumb but no word yet. Unfortunately not good news the down side of playing in the tournament. Got his concussion at rookie tournament lady summer.
Hope it’s just minor.
Seems like his wrist and not good. I thought he was going to get hurt earlier as well, when he almost got the knee on knee.
Not good if it’s a wrist. The way things are shaping up we will have clean path to the #1 pick in next summer’s draft.
I think EbonyRapter is behind all of this! jk
2020. In 8 days is the end of that shit.
Suddenly more Strome ice time?
Well Dach missed all of training camp and was hurt to start the season last year.
Hopefully this is just a 3 to 4 week injury, he comes back and jumps into the lineup in a month.
It’s no ones fault, that injury could have happened in a beer league.
I will say this. The Hawks should bring him back to Chicago ASAP so this is not a Nylander situation. Surprise! I have a torn meniscus!
Cannot wait for 2020 to end.
Just hope, with vaccine here, in record time, we can all get back to normal by Summer 2921.
Yep, as JR said – it’s all part of the plan … JK too.
The only thing worse than 2020 is realizing “next year” means 2021 … get it – twenty twenty won. Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk
OK, that was bad – but not as bad as Dach getting injured. Man that sux. Hopefully it’s not too serious and doesn’t keep him out too long.
Aside from the injury – I thought Dach was playing very well. He plays such a strong game on the boards – has a knack for getting the puck and uses his size to shield it and hold on to it. I thought he was hands down the best player on the ice before he got injured.
Craig true could happen anywhere, likely be some criticize the choice to go though. Lafreniere got hurt last year, NYR didn’t let him go this year, last year Hughes, Kakko or Dach didn’t go, even Isles kept Dobson who was sitting in pressbox mostly at the time with the team. Only another 2020 downer, if things normal and Nhl season underway, moot poimt if ready for Nhl you stay where you’re paid to play, wouldn’t happen.
Think about how far 77 has come since those first few/15 games where he was getting bombboarded near walls. Once he figured that out/got tape coaching big difference.
Now its only a matter of time. So get some top 5 skill on the assembly line with him.
Unless injury is really not good would rather have development be better for playing in best vs best tournament. Except for when 19 got slowed down from worlds thing I didnt like that. For prospects every best vs best tournament to get better. no tuck tailing and running like red wings I mean coats.
Coy reference this morning they Dach still being evaluated. Expected to miss extended time.
Just hope any ligament damage to hand / wrist isn’t too severe because that’s hard stuff to rehabilitate from. Better to have a broken bone, even if it requires surgery and pins.
He’s an everyday NHL player, had no business playing in this tournament. The kid is the future of the Hawks and someone needed to stop this nonsense. Getting hurt in the NHL is one thing but injury in this bullshit tournament is unacceptable. Hawks management dropped the ball.
Is it possibly a dislocated wrist?
Looked like a hyperextended thumb. A glove can only protect so much. Hopefully good therapy will take care of the damage.