Adam Boqvist Has a Broken Wrist and His Season Is Over

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Adam Boqvist Has a Broken Wrist and His Season Is Over

Chicago Blackhawks

You knew it as soon as you saw it. In the second period of Tuesday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, defenseman Adam Boqvist took a hit that looked exactly like the hit that Kirby Dach took at the World Junior Championships and the result of the play was the same: broken wrist. Chicago Blackhawks head coach Jeremy Colliton confirmed the injury after the game and Boqvist’s 2021 season is over.

If you missed it, here’s the hit:

Boqvist was, at times, the Blackhawks’ best defensemen this season. He had himself a hell of a 2021 season, dealing with COVID, a concussion, and now ending the year with a broken wrist. He skated in 35 games this season with two goals and 15 points and was averaging 17:13 minutes per game this season.

In what was already a challenging season from outside circumstances, Boqvist’s development after a shaky rookie season was a key focal point for the Blackhawks this season. When healthy, Boqvist looked like he was taking all the right steps in that development. But there’s the problem: when healthy. Here’s to hoping that his recovery will go smoothly this offseason and he will be fully 100% recovered and ready to go when the Blackhawks get back on the ice for training camp in September.

Author: Mario Tirabassi

Mario Tirabassi is a writer for Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Mario_Tirabassi.