Boqvist (wrist) logged his first Blue Jackets practice Thursday. Boqvist missed the final seven games of the 2020-21 season with a wrist injury, but his participation in Thursday's practice suggests he's now fully fit. The 21-year-old blueliner picked up two goals and 16 points in 35 games with Chicago last season and could see top-pairing usage with Columbus in 2021-22.
Boqvist (wrist) was traded from Chicago to Columbus along with draft picks in exchange for Seth Jones on Friday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. Boqvist suffered a broken wrist in late April after tallying two goals and 16 points through 35 games. Drafted eighth overall in 2018, the blueliner will turn 21 in August and should be ready for training camp assuming he hasn't suffered any setbacks in his recovery. Boqvist will likely see a top-four role with the Blue Jackets and should be featured on the power play.
Boqvist suffered a broken right wrist in Tuesday's game versus the Lightning and is out for the season, Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. It's a brutal end to the season for Boqvist. He finished the campaign with two goals, 15 points, 39 shots on goal and a minus-7 rating in 35 appearances. It's unclear if the Swede will need surgery to repair the damage. The eighth overall pick from 2018 will hopefully be ready to begin his third NHL campaign when training camp opens in September.
Boqvist (wrist) will not return to Tuesday's game versus the Lightning. Boqvist was hit hard by Erik Cernak along the boards in the second period. After the hit, Boqvist's wrist appeared visibly injured, so it's no surprise the Swede won't finish the contest. The severity of the 20-year-old's injury is unknown, but if it's serious, he may be shut down for the season.
Boqvist (concussion) is in the lineup Wednesday against the Predators, Carter Baum of the Blackhawks' official site reports. Boqvist's return will bump Nikita Zadorov out of the lineup. The 2018 first-round pick last suited up April 12, but he has subsequently cleared the concussion protocol and will be looking to build on his promising output of 15 points through 32 games played this season.
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