Last night was a rough one for the Chicago Blackhawks. On top of a 7-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, defenseman Adam Boqvist suffered a broken wrist in the second period, which will end his season.
The hit that caused the injury looked very similar to the one that Kirby Dach experienced when he broke his wrist at the World Junior Championships. But unlike Dach, it appears that Boqvist will likely avoid surgery, which is great news.
Jeremy Colliton said he doesn't think Adam Boqvist will need surgery on his right wrist. #Blackhawks
— Charlie Roumeliotis (@CRoumeliotis) April 28, 2021
With the surgery, Dach was given a four-to-six month timetable for recovery, but returned in three and a half months. If Boqvist is in fact able to avoid surgery altogether, he will likely be a full participant when the Blackhawks begin training camp in September to get ready for the 2021-22 season.
The second-year defenseman had two goals and 15 points in 35 games this season and even though he dealt with COVID and a concussion this season (before breaking his wrist), Boqvist made decent strides in his development defensively and was one of the better blue-liners for Chicago this season.
Here’s to a speedy and full recovery!