Duncan Keith underwent knee surgery on Tuesday to repair a right meniscal tear.
In six games this year, Keith has two assists and is ranked 17th in the NHL in average ice time at 24:21 minutes per game. Last year, Keith won the 2015 Conn Smythe Trophy after scoring three game-winning goals en route to the Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup victory.
Before this injury, Keith had not missed more than eight games in a season through his 10 previous seasons with the Blackhawks.
The Blackhawks will play the Panthers on Thursday night. Chicago sits in sixth place in the Central Division with a 3–3 record.
Chicago reportedly remains in the trade market for a defenseman after losing Keith.
- Christopher Chavez