The Chicago Blackhawks announced some unfortunate injury news today, noting that Connor Murphy will be out for 10-14 days with a right hip issue and Andrew Shaw is in the concussion protocol. Murphy didn’t play in the team’s last game, but Shaw did, hitting the ice for nearly 15 minutes in their overtime win against the Dallas Stars.
The important thing here is Shaw’s health, given his history of concussions. The bang-and-crash forward has been sidelined by head injuries many times in the past, and head coach Jeremy Colliton (whose playing career was also ended due to concussions) was “visibly distraught” when he updated reporters including Charlie Roumeliotis of NBCS Chicago on Shaw’s status today.
It’s not clear at all what this mean’s for Shaw’s future, but for now, he won’t be in the lineup when the Blackhawks host the Columbus Blue Jackets this evening.
The team announced two other transactions: Wyatt Kalynuk has been recalled to the taxi squad from the AHL, while Anton Lindholm has gone the other way, assigned to the Rockford IceHogs.
I don’t blame Colliton for being distraught for Shawzy. His playing career was ended because of concussions, and with all the issues Shaw has had over the last few years, it makes you wonder if his career is about to be cut short too. Hope he can recover quickly and get back on the ice, but it’s not looking so good.
@windycitykid89 – Glad to see somebody else taking the “other c-word” as seriously as me! Now, if the league would get off its ass and do something of substance to reduce the number of crashes into netminders… (holding breath)
Shaw needs to call it a career. He was an absolute warrior.
He is such a hothead and cheap shot artist and has made a career of being a scrappy player with marginal NHL skills to say the least, but it sucks to hear that anyone is having the issues he is now having. Byeeeeeee Andy.
@Binnington50 – “Our mothers named us Andrew!” ;)
Yes, exactly. He had a career full of clause. (Insert eye roll emoji here)
Yes, exactly. He had a career full of class. (Insert eye roll emoji here)
Damn man, I’m not sure Shaw comes back after this one, that’s like 9 confirmed in his career with likely more unconfirmed, it’s funny we all love our guys who other teams hate just the little extra, hopefully Shaw makes a full recovery, hockey playing or not head injuries are no joke