According to Dr. Michael Terr, the team physician, the Chicago Blackhawks will be without defenseman Duncan Keith for four-to-six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a meniscal tear in his right knee. The Blackhawks will have to manage for the next several weeks without their best defenseman on the line.
“Duncan underwent successful surgery today to repair his right knee meniscal tear,” Terry said. “The surgery was successful and we expect him to return to full hockey activities in approximately four-to-six weeks.”
It wasn’t clear when Duncan Keith suffered the injury, but coach Joel Quenneville said it had been bothering him for a while.
Duncan Keith is a two-time Norris Trophy winner and was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy after the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup last season. He has never missed more than eight games in a season since coming into the league. He has 75 goals and 342 assists in 772 career regular-season games.