Blackhawks’ Andrew Desjardins out 4-6 weeks, Alexandre Fortin assigned to QMJHL


Chicago Blackhawks Jerseys placed on injured reserve Andrew Desjardins and address of the pier Alexandre Fortin for his younger team and goalkeeper Ivan Nalimov his KHL team, the team announced Monday.

Desjardins, 30, was injured in Saturday’s 2-1 shot to prevent the preseason loss to St. Louis. Veteran winger, who has been with the third season in Chicago, captured the first four to six week period, a lower-body injury, coach Joel Quenneville.

Fortin went undrafted in July the opportunity to camp in Chicago called the signing of a three-year entry-level contract last month. The Hawks are considering giving 19-year-old trial NHL, but have decided to send him back to junior team, the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Because of his age, Fortin can not play the Hawks’ AHL affiliate in Rockford so he can not play in Chicago until his junior season is over. If he plays fewer than 10 NHL, the Hawks did not lose his three-year contract with a gap year.

Nalimov, 22, stopped 13 of 16 shots in his lone appearance in the preseason Chicago. He directed to the back of his KHL team, Admiral Vladivostok, where he has published a 3.65 goals-against average and .864 save percentage in five games this season. In March, he signed a two-year contract extension with the club.

Hawks’ goaltending situation has now been set. Corey Crawford Jersey and Scott Darling are in Chicago, while Lars Johansson and Mac Carruth with the Rockford and Jake Hildebrand playing in ECHL Indy.