The Blackhawks have placed injured goaltender Petr Mrazek on injured reserve this morning, the team announced in a press release moments before Luke Richardson met with the media ahead of this afternoon’s game.
Mrazek suffered a groin strain that took him out of Friday night’s victory over the Red Wings. Mrazek’s IR stay is retroactive to Friday night.
Blackhawks head coach Luke Richardson spoke to the level of disappointment that Mrazek is feeling right now, dealing with another groin injury after battling with that issue last season in Toronto:
Mrazek’s IR stint will require him to miss the next five days at least, so it’ll be Stalock and Söderblom in net for the Blackhawks for the next three games. Luke Richardson said that Mrazek will miss at least a week, and that he will know more tomorrow.
“I think an injury like that is probably for a goaltender at least a week. We did that obviously for our roster moves. But I know he’s going to be seeing the trainers and doctors again today. Like I said yesterday, I think they were pretty happy after one day, could have been worse. We’re going to get word tonight a little further, so we’ll know a little bit more tomorrow.”