General manager Ken Holland told the Free Press that Jakub Kindl will return to the lineup in Ericsson's place. Kindl has been a healthy scratch the past two games following the return of rookie Danny DeKeyser from a separated shoulder.
Ericsson was injured in the second period Monday when he delivered body checks to Islanders forwards Josh Bailey and Matt Martin. After the check on Martin, Ericsson skated off favoring his left side.
Ericsson, 29, has one goal and seven assists in 29 games.
When we started our journey we made a commitment to our fans to be relevant and to see the Chicago Blackhawks become the best professional hockey organization. There are not two finer symbols of that than Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. The commitment we have made to these incredible young men is equal to the commitment they have made to our team, our fans, our entire organization and the city of Chicago.
— Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz on signing Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane to contract extensions