Blackhawks place David Kampf on injured reserve with right foot injury
The center is expected to miss another 2 to 3 weeks.
The Blackhawks placed center David Kampf on injured reserve retroactive to Feb. 5 on Wednesday.
Kampf broken a small bone in his right foot Feb. 5 in the first period against the Oilers in Edmonton. He blocked one shot, had one hit and won 60 percent of his faceoffs in 5:30 minutes of ice time across nine shifts in the game.
Kampf is expected to miss another two to three weeks with the injury.
The 24-year-old center has settled into a third-line role in his second season since signing as an undrafted free agent out of the Czech Republic. He has three goals and 13 assists in 50 games this season.
With Kampf out, the Blackhawks recalled forward Dylan Sikura from the AHL on Monday. Sikura skated 8:33 across 13 shifts on the third line in Chicago’s 6-3 loss Tuesday night in Boston. It was the 23-year-old’s first NHL game since Jan. 3.
Chicago now has one open roster spot, which could be used for goaltender Corey Crawford to come back from his latest concussion. Crawford has been on IR since Dec. 16 with his second concussion in less than a year, but said he feels “back to normal” after his first full practice session with the team Monday at MB Ice Arena.
The Blackhawks could opt to carry three goalies on their roster with Crawford, Cam Ward and Collin Delia, who signed a three-year extension Monday. Ward would have to waive his no-movement clause to be traded, while Delia could be sent to AHL without having to be placed on waivers.