If it's one thing NHL players pull off all season like no other sport, it's playing through a season with major injuries.
We found out another one recently thanks to Scott Powers of The Athletic.
Powers reports that Chicago Blackhawks forward Vinnie Hinostroza underwent successful sports hernia surgery.
The surgery means he won't play for the U.S. at the upcoming World Championship, however he's expected to make a full recovery and start his offseason regime sometime over the next month.
The 24 year old will become a restricted free agent this summer and from all accounts will be re-signed by general manager Stan Bowman.
”I guess I want to make it clear our No. 1 priority as we move forward is to make sure we can keep these young players — [Alex] DeBrincat and [Nick] Schmaltz and Hinostroza and some other young players that are going to maybe join our team over the next year or two,” Bowman said Monday. “That's the direction that we're headed, and we want those guys to be Blackhawks and to take a bigger role"