Andrew Shaw Injury: Updates on Blackhawks Center's Status and Return

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistMay 3, 2014

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Updates from Friday, May 23

ESPN's Scott Powers indicates that Shaw is set to return:

The Blackhawks also provided an update via Instagram:

Updates from Thursday, May 22

Joel Quenneville updated Andrew Shaw's status as the Blackhawks prepare for Game 3 vs. Los Angeles (via the Blackhawks)

Updates from Wednesday, May 21

Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago provided the latest on Andrew Shaw's activity in practice as he tries to return to the Blackhawks:

However, despite his activity, Shaw will not be playing for Chicago (via Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times)

Shaw also spoke about his status and his approach to his recovery (via Myers):

Updates from Tuesday, May 20's Tracey Myers provides an image of Andrew Shaw from this morning's practice: 

Shaw and coach Joel Quenneville also spoke following practice (via the Blackhawks, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times and Myers):

Updates from Monday, May 19

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville gave a small update on Andrew Shaw's progress and health (via Scott Powers of ESPN):

Updates from Saturday, May 17

Coach Joel Quenneville provided an update on Andrew Shaw's status ahead of Game 1 against the Kings via the Blackhawks' Twitter account: 

Updates from Thursday, May 15

Tracey Meyers of CSN Chicago talked to Joel Quenneville about Andrew Shaw's status for the Western Conference Finals:

Andrew Shaw should get back on the ice by this weekend and should play some time during the Western Conference Final, coach Joel Quenneville said on Thursday.

Shaw has been out since suffering a right-leg injury in Game 1 against the Minnesota Wild. Quenneville said Shaw is progressing.

“We expect to have him back on the ice this weekend and we’ll get a better determination of when he’ll play,” said Quenneville. “He certainly adds an ingredient you appreciate as a coach and a teammate. He has that relentless competitiveness, some skill offensive and he’s hard to play against. He has a nice set of hands, can take face-offs, can play center and wing. You look forward to getting him back.”


Updates from Tuesday, May 13

Joel Quenneville spoke about Andrew Shaw's health and status via Scott Powers of ESPN:

Updates from Monday, May 12

Andrew Shaw's status for Game 6, via Chris Kuk of the Chicago Tribune:

Updates from Saturday, May 10

Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports the latest on Shaw's status:

Updates from Thursday, May 8

Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times confirms Andrew Shaw's availability for Game 4:

Updates from Wednesday, May 7

Joel Quenneville updated Andrew Shaw's status as the Blackhawks prepare for Game 4 (via the Blackhawks):

Updates from Monday, May 5

Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune updated Andrew Shaw's status for Game 3 and had more from head coach Joel Quenneville on when he could return:

Updates from Sunday, May 4

Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville discussed Andrew Shaw's status and his injury (via the Blackhawks):

Updates from Saturday, May 3

Scott Powers of ESPN has the latest on Shaw:

Powers also reported that Shaw had a lower body injury:

Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw suffered a lower-body injury against the Minnesota Wild during the first period Friday and did not return to Game 1 of their Western Conference second-round series. The Blackhawks won the game, 5-2.

Original Text

The defending Stanley Cup champions’ next step toward defending their title got a bit more difficult Friday night. The Chicago Blackhawks' official Twitter page updated fans on the status of center Andrew Shaw:

The Blackhawks held a 1-0 lead over the Minnesota Wild in Game 1 of their second-round series in the NHL playoffs when the announcement was made.

Shaw’s absence will certainly be felt because he is coming off of an impressive third period in Chicago’s first-round closeout game against the St. Louis Blues. Shaw scored a goal and registered an assist in the final 20 minutes and helped lead his team to a 5-1 victory in Game 6. 

Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times gave fans a glimpse at the hit that knocked Shaw out of the contest:

Lazerus later provided more info on the injury:

Considering the Wild actually held a 3-1-1 record against the Blackhawks in the regular season, Chicago could use all hands on deck, including Shaw’s. Check back later for more updates as they develop.


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