The Blackhawks placed defenseman Duncan Keith and winger Andrew Shaw on injured reserve, retroactive to Nov. 29 and 30, respectively, on Friday.
Keith (groin) and Shaw (concussion protocol) have missed three and two games, respectively. The move to injured reserve only frees up roster spots as Keith has already passed the mandated seven-day window and Shaw will after Chicago’s game Friday against the Devils in Newark, New Jersey. The Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, play the Griffins Friday night in Grand Rapids, Michigan then host the Milwaukee Admirals on Saturday in Rockford.
Shaw, who has a history with concussions, is the third Blackhawks player to suffer the head injury this season along with forwards Drake Caggiula and Dylan Strome. Caggiula remains on long-term injured reserve, but is eligible to return since he’s passed the 10-game and 24-day window. Strome scored a power-play goal and had an assist Thursday in Chicago’s 4-3 overtime win against the Bruins after he missed three games.