Blackhawks’ Trevor van Riemsdyk out 5-6 weeks with upper-body injury, per report
23.10.2016 22:04

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk will miss five to six weeks with an upper-body injury, reports Scott Powers Athletic.

The source of Powers said van Riemsdyk should not require surgery.

Van Riemsdyk was injured in the second period and did not return in defeat Blackhawks Blue Jackets on Friday night in Columbus. The blue shirt found himself entangled with the Blue Jackets before Josh Anderson as he drove to the net and the goalie Corey Crawford. Both players crashed into the net, while the right arm van Riemsdyk crashed against the goal post.

This is not the first injury to marginalize van Riemsdyk.

The 25-year-old broke his ankle at the University of New Hampshire in January 2014, and missed the rest of the season. After playing in only 18 NHL games for the Hawks in the 2014-15 season, he broke his left kneecap and later his right wrist with AHL Rockford. He returned to play four games in the Stanley Cup final.

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