The Chicago Blackhawks are just a little while away from dropping the puck with the Montreal Canadiens and just got some tough news. 

The Hawks have lost two forwards to COVID protocol. 

Both Kirby Dach and Dylan Strome have been placed in the protocol and will miss tonight's game. 

Lukas Reichel, Sam Lafferty and Brandon Hagel have been moved to the active roster. 

It's a tough blow for the Hawks losing two centers right before puck drop. 

We'll have to wait and see how lines shake up.