Jujhar Khaira Had Back Surgery on Tuesday and Will Likely Miss the Rest of the Season

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Jujhar Khaira Had Back Surgery on Tuesday and Will Likely Miss the Rest of the Season

Chicago Blackhawks

On Wednesday morning, the Chicago Blackhawks announced that forward Jujhar Khaira underwent back surgery on Tuesday and will be out for the next 10-12 weeks. The timeline for Khaira’s recovery essentially ends the season for him in Chicago.

Khaira had been away from the team since January 17 with back spasms. He played nine games in January following his return from concussion protocol following a dangerous hit on December 7 against the New York Rangers. All told, Khaira played in 27 games for the Blackhawks this season and recored three goals.

This was definitely not the kind of year Khaira was hoping for when he joined the Blackhawks this summer. He signed a two-year, $975,000 AAV deal to join Chicago after spending the first seven years of his professional career with the Edmonton Oilers organization. A physical player, Khaira will now have a full offseason to recover from the surgery and come back to the Blackhawks next season presumably fully recovered.



Author: Mario Tirabassi

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