The twelfth day of the Chicago Blackhawks’ 2021 training camp saw a pair of young defensemen sidelined by injuries.
Wyatt Kalynuk, who was injured during Tuesday’s practice, will reportedly miss 2-4 weeks according to a statement released by the team:
MEDICAL UPDATE: Defenseman Wyatt Kalynuk will be out approximately 2-4 weeks (right ankle sprain). pic.twitter.com/c8uX2T4bUK— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) October 6, 2021
Elsewhere on the blue line, Caleb Jones missed Wednesday’s practice with left wrist soreness. No timetable was given for his potential return. With Kalynuk and Caleb Jones out, Ian Mitchell and Jakub Galvas rotated into the practice group that’s starting to look more and more like the roster which will be on the ice for the season opener in one week:
Forgot McCabe. He, de Haan and Murphy are rotating.— Ben Pope (@BenPopeCST) October 6, 2021
After practice, Patrick Kane discussed the overall intensity of this season’s training camp as compared to ones in the past:
Patrick Kane: "[This is] probably one of the tougher camps that I've been a part of, as far as skating and intensity of the practices and just the amount of time on the ice. But it's good. It's definitely something that I feel that I needed coming into this camp."— Ben Pope (@BenPopeCST) October 6, 2021
During his media session, coach Jeremy Colliton showed some support for the Chicago Sky , sporting the WNBA team’s gear ahead of its home playoff game against the Connecticut Sun with the potential to clinch a spot in the WNBA Finals:
The @chicagosky can advance to the WNBA Finals with a win tonight, and Jeremy Colliton wore a Sky jersey under his Blackhawks jacket throughout practice.— Ben Pope (@BenPopeCST) October 6, 2021
“I just want to say good luck to Coach Wade.” pic.twitter.com/tDPPmELjZN
The only other news to emerge on Wednesday was that forward Brett Connolly cleared waivers after being placed there on Tuesday.