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“We All Have to Adapt” – Chicago Blackhawks Adjusting To COVID Hockey World

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The Chicago Blackhawks had not been directly touched by COVID-19 protocols since Corey Crawford before the Stanley Cup playoff bubble. But that streak ended when Adam Boqvist and Alex DeBrincat were placed into the protocol on Monday. It isn’t clear why they were added (remember, that doesn’t necessarily mean they *have* COVID-19 right now), but they are there and will be unavailable for at least two weeks for the Blackhawks, according to head coach Jeremy Colliton.

Colliton expanded on what it has been like operating under the COVID protocols since the league resumed in the summer.

DeBrincat and Boqvist had been living together last season and from what was seen on social media, were likely living together again during this season. They will be out for at least two weeks, missing at least seven games during that time.

Lucas Carlsson will get his first shot playing with the Blackhawks this season in place of Boqvist starting on Tuesday night against the Predators, while Matthew Highmore will replace DeBrincat, although shifts in the lineup will undoubtedly occur.

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