Blackhawks prospect Kirby Dach suffers injury scare in Traverse City finale, but it's not believed to be serious


TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The Blackhawks had an injury scare during their finale at the 2019 Traverse City Prospect Tournament on Tuesday when top prospect Kirby Dach exited in the first period vs. Minnesota because of a shoulder injury.

Dach, who scored a goal 4:19 into the game, did not return, but a team source said it was for precautionary reasons and it's not believed to be serious. Blackhawks VP of hockey operations/team affiliates Mark Bernard confirmed after the game that Dach is fine and should be ready to go when training camp opens on Friday.

The injury occurred on a hit from Wild forward Darian Pilon, who was assessed a boarding penalty on the play. Dach was slow to get up, was evaluated on the bench by trainers then made his way to the locker room.

Adam Boqvist, Philipp Kurashev and Mikael Hakkarainen also left the game with injuries. Bernard said they will all be reevaluated on Wednesday but signs are pointing in the direction that they should be ready for training camp on Friday.

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