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.
Dach provided two assists and went plus-3 in Monday's 6-3 loss to the Oilers in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
Dach now has three helpers through the first two playoff games of his career. The 19-year-old rookie had eight goals and 15 assists in 64 contests during the regular season. The third overall pick from 2019, Dach should be able to provide depth scoring from the third line against an Oilers defense that has already leaked nine goals in two games.
Dach has notched eight goals and 23 points while averaging 14:16 of ice time in 64 games this season.
Dach hasn't put up a ton of points this season, but he's adapted to the speed and physicality of the NHL impressively well for a teenager, and the offensive production will come as he matures physically while taking on a larger role over the next few years. The third overall pick from the 2019 draft will be worth a flier in the later rounds of next year's fantasy drafts as a high-upside depth option.
Dach managed an assist in Wednesday's 6-2 win over the Sharks.
The 19-year-old phenom has compiled eight goals and 15 assists through 64 games, all while averaging 1:34 of power-play ice time as a rookie. Interest in Dach should be limited to deep leagues and dynasty formats, but the former WHL Saskatoon standout requiring only three games in the AHL thus far speaks to his rapid progression.
Dach registered a goal and an assist in Saturday's 8-4 win over the Flames.
Dach added two shots on goal and two PIM in the contest. The 19-year-old has run streaky of late -- he had a five-game point streak, followed by a three-game drought prior to Saturday's two-point effort. He's at eight goals and 19 points in 52 contests this season.
Dach collected a power-play assist and three shots on goal in Wednesday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Bruins.
Dach has been excellent with a goal and five helpers during his five-game point streak, with Wednesday's assist being the first power-play point in that stretch. The 19-year-old is up to 17 points and 72 shots in 48 games this season. At his current pace, a 30-point campaign is doable -- not bad for a rookie who just started getting top-six minutes recently.
Dach managed an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Wild.
The rookie center is on a four-game point streak -- he has a goal and four helpers in that span. For the season, Dach is up to 16 points, 69 shots on goal and an even plus-minus rating in 47 contests. The 19-year-old has worked his way into a top-six role, which could interest fantasy owners in deeper formats.
Dach scored a goal and dished an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Panthers.
Dach got the Blackhawks on the board with a backhand goal in the second period. He later set up Patrick Kane in the third period. After a 12-game dry spell, Dach has three points in his last two games. Hopefully, the 19-year-old will sustain that momentum after the bye week when the Blackhawks visit the Coyotes on Feb. 1.
Dach produced an assist in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Jets.
Dach served David Kampf for the game-winning goal midway through the third period. He entered Sunday on a 12-game point drought, and he now has just one goal and one helper in his last 29 outings. Dach is at 12 points and 64 shots on goal through 44 games, but fantasy owners in redraft formats can likely find better offense elsewhere.
Dach scored the game-tying goal on four shots in Saturday's 5-3 comeback win over the Avalanche.
Dach struck just 28 seconds after Patrick Kane brought the Blackhawks within one. The rookie center had gone 16 games without a goal and 15 straight contests without a point entering Saturday. Dach now has six goals, 11 points and 44 shots through 31 appearances. There will be some ups and downs this season with the 18-year-old, but owners in dynasty formats would be wise to stash him on their rosters for the future.
The Blackhawks aren't going to loan Dach to Team Canada for the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship, NBC Sports Chicago's Charlie Roumeliotis reports.
Dach hasn't registered a point in his last 13 games, and he's only averaged 12:58 of ice time over that span, but the Blackhawks clearly believe that his development will benefit most from continuing to play against men in the NHL rather than at the World Juniors. Dach isn't a viable fantasy asset at this stage in his career, but he's only 18 years old and will only continue to improve as the season progresses.
Dach registered the first two-goal game of his career and had four shots with two PIM in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Sabres.
The 18-year-old scored the game's first two goals, with his second standing up as the game-winner. Dach, the third overall pick in the 2019 draft, enjoyed a very productive week with four goals and six points in four games. He's still being somewhat protected by Chicago in terms of ice time, but he's making a case for more responsibility with his recent production.
Dach scored a goal and added an assist in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Golden Knights.
Dach had an assist on Calvin de Haan's equalizer in the second period. The rookie forward then scored one of his own in the third, which ultimately stood as his first career game-winning goal. Dach has six points in 12 games -- the third-overall pick from the 2019 draft is beginning to find his groove in the NHL.
Dach scored a goal on two shots in Sunday's 5-4 win over the Maple Leafs.
Dach's second career goal was the second tally for the Blackhawks in a strong opening period, and the only one scored by a player not in the team's top-six in the contest. The 18-year-old is still seeing sheltered minutes -- Dach has averaged just 11:07 per game entering Sunday -- but he has four points in 11 appearances. Those numbers aren't likely to attract Calder buzz, but he could be worth a look in deeper fantasy formats.
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