There's plenty of questions regarding the Chicago Blackhawks heading into the 2018-19 season, and it seems to be getting harder.
Over the weekend goalie Corey Crawford admitted he's not at 100% and isn't sure if he'll be available to start the season.
With questions already surrounding their blueline, now one of their youngsters won't be able to fight for a roster spot.
Hawks' defenseman Gustav Forsling had surgery on his right wrist and according to team doctor Dr. Michael Terry, Forsling's recovery will take around 14 weeks.
With Forsling out for the start of the season, the Hawks defense will likely consist of Brent Seabrook, Duncan Keith, Connor Murphy, Jan Rutta, Brandon Manning, Erik Gustafsson and possibly Adam Boqvist if he earns himself a spot.
Team Physician Dr. Michael Terry: "Gustav Forsling underwent surgery today on his right wrist. The surgery went well and the expected recovery time is 14 weeks." #Blackhawks pic.twitter.com/J54VSM89iL
— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) July 31, 2018