Duncan Keith Injury: Updates on Blackhawks Defender’s Knee and Return

September 15th, 2016 by Tim Daniels Leave a reply »

The status of Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith for the start of the 2016-17 season is uncertain as he recovers from a knee injury. 

Continue for updates.

Keith Could Miss Start of New Season Thursday, Sept. 15 Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times passed along an update Thursday from Hawks general manager Stan Bowman, who stated the ailment is "nothing to be alarmed about," but he couldn't provide an exact timetable for the star's return to action.

Keith underwent knee surgery early last season after suffering a meniscus tear. He returned to play a majority of the campaign, tallying nine goals and 34 assists in 67 games. His 43 points ranked 22nd in the league among defensemen despite the injury time.

The 33-year-old Canadian pulled out of the upcoming World Cup of Hockey in August in an effort to complete a full recovery without risking a setback. Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune passed along a statement from team physician Michael Terry about the decision.

"As Duncan continues offseason rehabilitation on the right knee injury that he sustained last seas ...

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