Dach (wrist) won't play in the Blackhawks' final three games of the season.
Dach aggravated his surgically-repaired wrist during Monday's loss to the Hurricanes, and the Blackhawks have already been eliminated from playoff contention, so they're not going to take any chances with their No. 1 center of the future. The third overall pick from the 2019 NHL Entry Draft will finish the campaign having picked up 10 points and 26 shots on goal in 18 games.
Dach will sit out Tuesday's game in Carolina due to right wrist scar tissue aggravation.
Dach played in 18 straight games from March 25 after sitting out the entirely of the season up to that point with a wrist injury. It sounds like the issue keeping him out Tuesday is related, and with just three games left for the Blackhawks after this one, it seems like Dach's campaign could be over.
Dach scored a power-play goal on two shots in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Panthers.
Dach launched a comeback effort for the Blackhawks with his third-period goal. The 20-year-old center has two tallies, eight assists, 26 shots on net and an even plus-minus rating in 17 appearances. He's likely to remain in a top-six role to close out the season. Dach has a goal and four helpers in his last five outings.
Dach posted an assist, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Panthers.
Dach helped out on a Vinnie Hinostroza goal in the second period. In his last four games, Dach has provided four helpers. He began the year sidelined by a broken wrist, but the 20-year-old center has been solid since returning on March 27. He's produced nine points, 24 shots on net and a plus-1 rating in 16 contests.
Dach produced an assist in Tuesday's 7-4 loss to the Lightning.
Dach won a faceoff, and Brandon Hagel beat Andrei Vasilevskiy with a quick shot on the play. The helper was Dach's eighth points in 15 appearances this year. The 20-year-old center has added 24 shots on goal, a minus-1 rating and 10 blocked shots while working in a middle-six role.
Dach tallied two assists and two shots in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime win over Nashville.
Dach was right in the middle of Chicago's rally from a 4-1 deficit in the third period, setting up a Vinnie Hinostroza goal that made it 5-4, then assisting on Brandon Hagel's overtime winner. It was the first multi-point showing of the year for the 20-year-old Dach, who has one goal and six assists in 13 games as a sophomore.
Dach scored a goal and added two hits in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Stars.
Dach would have had a helper on a Patrick Kane goal, but that was overturned on a review for offside. Instead, Kane set up Dach a few minutes later to give the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead for real. The 20-year-old center hasn't shown much trouble getting up to speed, with a goal and two helpers in his first six games of the season. Dach centered Kane and Alex DeBrincat on Tuesday -- that trio has a lot of scoring potential if they stick together.
Dach notched an assist in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Hurricanes.
Dach set up Brandon Hagel's third-period tally to help the Blackhawks tie the game at 2-2. After going scoreless in his first two games of the year, Dach has an assist in each of the last two contests. The 20-year-old center should play a key, middle-six role for the Blackhawks down the stretch as they compete for a playoff spot in the Central Division.
Dach posted an assist, two shots on goal and two blocked shots in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Hurricanes.
Dach set up Dylan Strome's tally just 29 seconds into the second period. The assist was Dach's first point in three games since he returned from a broken wrist. The Blackhawks are likely to be cautious with Dach this year -- the 20-year-old probably won't see much more than middle-six usage, but dynasty managers will want to hold onto the third overall pick from 2019.
Dach (wrist) was activated from long-term injured reserve and will play in Saturday's game versus the Predators, Mark Lazerus of The Athletic reports.
Dach broke his wrist just over three months ago, but he has beaten every milestone in his recovery. The 20-year-old center will likely skate in the middle six Saturday. Last season, Dach produced 23 points through 64 games.
Head coach Jeremy Colliton said Monday that Dach (wrist) practiced fully Monday but still doesn't have a clear timeline to return, Charlie Roumeliotis of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Colliton said that the team is ramping up Dach's participation, and it sounds like an early April return could be in the works. According to Tracey Myers of NHL.com, Dach will play center once he gains clearance, although he may not take faceoffs. The 20-year-old will remain on long-term injured reserve for the time being.
Dach (wrist) told reporters "I'm a little bit ahead of schedule" Wednesday, Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Dach was originally expected to return sometime in mid-April, but it sounds like an early April return may be in the cards if he continues to progress as expected. The 20-year-old pivot began practicing with the team Monday, and he'll continue to do so going forward, but don't expect him to make his season debut for at least three more weeks.
Dach (wrist) will join the team on its upcoming six-game road trip, though he's not expected to draw into the lineup, Charlie Roumeliotis of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Dach is embarking on the road trip so that he can continue practicing with the team, but Roumeliotis relayed that Dach "still has a ways to go." Since it's a wrist injury, his presence on the ice is more about conditioning than his rehab. Considering that Dach was initially handed a 4-5 month timeline after undergoing wrist surgery in late December, he's still targeting a late-April return - which would likely require the Blackhawks to make the postseason to allow him to return.
Dach (wrist) has resumed skating, Charlie Roumeliotis of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Dach is nowhere near close to returning to game action, but it's nonetheless encouraging to see him back on the ice just a few months after undergoing wrist surgery. He's still expected to be sidelined until at least April, and he'll need to be cleared to practice with his teammates before joining the lineup, so expect the Blackhawks to release another update on his status whenever that occurs.
Dach is expected to miss 4-5 months after successful surgery on his wrist Monday.
With that timetable, Dach has a chance at returning near the end of April or early May for the last few games of the regular season. Unless the Blackhawks are fighting to get into a playoff spot, the team may elect to let him heal up for the entire season. The 19-year-old scored 23 points in 68 games as a rookie last season and was expected to be a key piece of Chicago's middle six.
Dach sustained a fracture in his arm during Team Canada's exhibition game versus Team Russia on Wednesday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.
The Blackhawks doctors have yet to determine whether Dach's injury will require surgery, but either way, the 19-year-old pivot will likely be facing a 4-to-8 week absence. If his recovery timetable ends up being on the lower side of that spectrum, he'll only be forced to miss a handful of regular-season games, which will only hurt his draft stock slightly. However, if it's on the higher end of that spectrum, he'll end up missing nearly half of the shortened campaign, making Dach undraftable in most fantasy formats. More news regarding Dach's outlook should surface once he's able to return to Chicago and undergo further evaluation.
Dach won't play for team Canada in the World Junior Championship and will miss regular-season action for the Blackhawks after injuring his wrist during an exhibition Wednesday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.
Dach immediately headed to the locker room clutching his arm after colliding with a Team Russia player at center ice in the third period of Wednesday's contest. The Blackhawks are still evaluating the extent of Dach's injury, but the fact he's already expected to miss NHL action suggests it's serious. Further information regarding Dach's condition should surface in the coming days, but for now, virtual managers should plan on sliding him down their draft boards a bit.
Dach will undergo X-rays after suffering an arm injury in Wednesday's game against Russia at the World Junior Championships, Steven Ellis of The Hockey News reports.
Dach, who is playing for Team Canada, was injured while making a hit in the neutral zone. He appeared to be in pain and immediately went to the locker room. It's unclear exactly what Dach is dealing with beside that it's an arm injury. The X-rays should reveal the final verdict; his status for the season opener Jan. 13 is in question.
The Blackhawks will loan Dach to Team Canada for the World Junior Championship, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.
The WJC will begin Dec. 26 and will run through Jan. 5, but if the NHL season starts before the tournament wraps up, Dach will be recalled by the Hawks. The 19-year-old pivot had a solid rookie campaign in 2019-20, notching eight goals and 15 assists while averaging 14:16 of ice time in 64 contests.
Dach had an assist in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Oilers in Game 3.
Dach led all Blackhawks forwards in ice time with 23:21, and he had a helper on Jonathan Toews' power-play tally in the first period. The rookie Dach has dished four assists with a plus-4 rating in three games during the series.
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|04/29||vs FLA||L 3-4 (OT)||0||1||1||+2||19:15|
|04/27||vs TB||L 4-7||0||1||1||-1||16:41|
|04/23||vs NSH||L 1-3||0||0||0||0||19:59|
|04/21||vs NSH||W 5-4 (OT)||0||2||2||+1||17:58|
|04/19||@ NSH||L 2-5||0||0||0||-1||17:36|
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