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Sports Blackhawks place D Riley Stillman on injured reserve with knee injury

19:50  22 november  2021
19:50  22 november  2021 Source:   prohockeyrumors.com

King's fresh voice will try to right reeling Blackhawks

  King's fresh voice will try to right reeling Blackhawks CHICAGO (AP) — Searching for a fresh start for the reeling Chicago Blackhawks, interim general manager Kyle Davidson looked to the team’s top minor league club for a new voice. Enter Derek King, who took over as the team's interim coach after Jeremy Colliton was fired on Saturday. King is charged with hitting the reset button after the team’s 1-9-2 start. The 54-year-old King has been the head coach at Rockford in the American Hockey League since 2018 following a productive 14-year NHL playing career that included 261 goals and 612 points with four teams. He makes his NHL coaching debut Sunday night against Nashville.

The Chicago Blackhawks have placed Riley Stillman on injured reserve while recalling Wyatt Kalynuk to take his place on the roster. Stillman suffered a left knee injury in Sunday night’s game when Tyler Motte was pushed into his leg from behind. The team has not indicated how long he’ll be out for, but a stint on IR means at least a week.

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Riley Stillman © James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Riley Stillman

Stillman, 23, is another one of the players in their first full season with the Blackhawks, after being acquired at last season’s deadline along with Brett Connolly and Henrik Borgstrom. The young defenseman had played in 12 games and was averaging more than 15 minutes a night before going down early Sunday night. Unfortunately, even those limited minutes had led to pretty poor results to this point, with the Blackhawks outscored 6-2 with Stillman on the ice at even-strength.

King’s Fresh Voice Will Try to Right Reeling Blackhawks

  King’s Fresh Voice Will Try to Right Reeling Blackhawks Searching for a fresh start for the reeling Chicago Blackhawks, interim GM Kyle Davidson looked to the team’s top minor league club for a new voice. King is charged with hitting the reset button after the team's terrible on-ice start.CHICAGO (AP) — Searching for a fresh start for the reeling Chicago Blackhawks, interim GM Kyle Davidson looked to the team’s top minor league club for a new voice.

Kalynuk, meanwhile, had been dealing with a injury of his own, starting the year on LTIR and only joining the Rockford Icehogs earlier this month. He has played in four games and has three points, continuing his history of production at the professional level. Since leaving the University of Wisconsin and signing with Chicago, Kalynuk has played 33 games combined between the AHL and NHL. He has 22 points in those contests, including seven goals. With the loss of Stillman, he could get an opportunity immediately to get back into the Blackhawks lineup and continue his strong early play.

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Blackhawks activate defenseman Wyatt Kalynuk from long-term injured reserve

  Blackhawks activate defenseman Wyatt Kalynuk from long-term injured reserve Kalynuk was placed on long-term injured reserve retroactive to October 5 with the injury and was classified as week-to-week. He might make his season debut soon and could make an effort to push Riley Stillman, who’s playing just 15:17 per game, out of the lineup.The 24-year-old Kalynuk is entering his second season in the NHL after an impressive rookie campaign last year. Originally a seventh-round selection in 2017 by the Philadelphia Flyers, he was never signed and instead inked his entry-level contract with Chicago prior to the 2020-21 season.

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