Chicago Blackhawks lose F Kruger for 4 months to injury

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Blackhawks will be without forward Marcus Kruger for the next four months after surgery to repair a dislocated left wrist.

Team Dr. Michael Terry said Friday that the surgery went well and Kruger should be able to resume ''hockey activities in approximately four months.''

Kruger left Thursday night's home win against Edmonton with the injury with about 15 minutes left in the second period.

In 33 games this year, Kruger has one assist and 20 penalty minutes. He averages approximately 13 minutes of ice time per game and a key player on the Blackhawks' penalty kill unit.

Chicago recalled forward Phillip Danault from Rockford, where he has a goal and an assist in six games this season.

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