Bad news for the Blackhawks this morning ahead of their matchup with the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight. Henrik Borgström will miss another game with a non-COVID-related illness, and MacKenzie Entwistle will be on the shelf until sometime in December after suffering an ankle injury on Sunday evening.
MEDICAL UPDATE: Forward Henrik Borgstrom will not play tonight (non-COVID related illness).
Forward MacKenzie Entwistle has been placed on long-term injured reserve and will miss approximately 4-6 weeks (left ankle). #Blackhawks
— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) November 9, 2021
Borgström has been absent from the Blackhawks lineup since he was placed in the COVID-19 protocols on October 26th. Borgström came out of the protocols on November 3rd, but hasn’t played a game since October 24 against Detroit.
MacKenzie Entwistle left Sunday’s victory over Nashville and missed Monday’s practice. On Tuesday, the Blackhawks announced that they’re placing Entwistle on LTIR, and the 22-year-old forward will miss four to six weeks, sidelining him until at least mid-December.