Chicago Blackhawks Place Ryan Carpenter in Concussion Protocol

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Chicago Blackhawks Place Ryan Carpenter in Concussion Protocol

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On Monday, the Chicago Blackhawks got back to the Fifth Third Bank ice arena for their first practice after a weekend off. Missing from the ice on Monday were forwards Ryan Carpenter and Patrick Kane, as well as defenseman Calvin de Haan.

Nothing to worry about for Kane, as he was taking a maintenance day off.

Calvin de Haan is still listed as day-to-day for the Blackhawks, as he deals with a hip injury that has kept him out of the lineup recently. He suffered the injury earlier this month in a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets and played only 3:50 minutes in his last start for Chicago on April 21st, leaving the game in the first period.

Ryan Carpenter was placed into concussion protocol, but no other details were given. Carpenter played 10:02 minutes on Friday night against the Nashville Predators and appeared to play the entire game without having to leave the ice. He has five points in 40 games this season with the Blackhawks.

Chicago has eight games remaining this season and get back in action after three days off on Tuesday night as they take on the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Blackhawks are in sixth-place in the Central Division, trialing the Nashville Predators by five points for the final playoff spot in the Division.

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Author: Mario Tirabassi

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