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Chicago Blackhawks star forward Connor Bedard after being hit by New Jersey Devils defenseman Brendan Smith
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Chicago Blackhawks Confirm the Worst: Connor Bedard is Injured

Published January 5, 2024 at 8:56 PM
BY AARON

During the game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the New Jersey Devils, a very concerning scene involving Connor Bedard occurred in the middle of the first period. The young sensation received a solid check from Brendan Smith and had to immediately leave the game.

See the sequence in question:


Moreover, adding to the concerns of Blackhawks fans, the organization later confirmed that the first overall pick in the last draft would not return to the game, raising many questions about the severity of his injury.


«Medical update: Connor Bedard will not return to tonight's game.» - Chicago Blackhawks

We strongly hope that number 98 is not seriously injured and that he can rejoin Luke Richardson's lineup for Chicago's next game.

Veteran Nick Foligno quickly sought to avenge his teammate, throwing gloves against the Devils' defender. To the delight of the fans, Foligno delivered some solid punches.


Recently invited to the NHL All-Star Game, his participation in this event is now in doubt, as his health status has not yet been announced. It's truly sad to see the young prodigy fall in combat like this, especially since he was having an excellent first season with 15 goals and 18 assists (33 points) in 38 games.

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Chicago Blackhawks Confirm the Worst: Connor Bedard is Injured

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