Blackhawks' Jujhar Khaira released from hospital after scary hit by Rangers' Jacob Trouba

The Blackhawks released a statement updating Khaira’s status after spending the night in the hospital.

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Blackhawks forward Jujhar Khaira was released from Northwestern Hospital early this morning after extensive testing and returned home,” 声明读. “Despite the significant injury, his prognosis is excellent, and we expect a full recovery. 这一点, it is too early to put a timeline on return to play.

Chicago Blackhawks center Jujhar Khaira (16) leaves the ice on a stretcher after being knocked out by New York Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba during the second period of an NHL hockey game, 星期二, 十二月. 7, 2021, 在芝加哥.

Chicago Blackhawks center Jujhar Khaira (16) leaves the ice on a stretcher after being knocked out by New York Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba during the second period of an NHL hockey game, 星期二, 十二月. 7, 2021, 在芝加哥. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

The hit by Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba came halfway through the second period. Trouba’s shoulder made contact with Khaira’s head as he was looking down. He laid motionless on the ground before being carted off the ice on a stretcher and eventually being taken to the hospital.

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“亲身, I was pretty shaken,” Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews said of the hit. “I’m not going to lie to you. Just glad to hear he’s doing OK.

Interim coach Derek King provided an update after the game saying Khaira was talking and responsive. His injury was initially described asupper-body.

It’s a bad effect. I didn’t feel too good and I know our player didn’t feel too good, 要么,” New York coach Gerard Gallant said. “It’s a part of hockey, it’s a big hit, but I don’t think it helped the game. To see a guy like that, it’s hard to look at.

芝加哥, ILLINOIS - 十二月 07: Kirby Dach #77 of the Chicago Blackhawks is hit by Jacob Trouba #8 of the New York Rangers in the third period at United Center on December 07, 2021 在芝加伊利诺伊州ois.

芝加哥, 伊利诺伊州 – 十二月 07: Kirby Dach #77 of the Chicago Blackhawks is hit by Jacob Trouba #8 of the New York Rangers in the third period at United Center on December 07, 2021 在芝加哥, 伊利诺伊州. (Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Rangers improved to 17-4-3 与 6-2 victory over Chicago. Artemi Panarin had two goals and two assists, 通过 500 career points and helping New York to its seventh straight win.

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