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MEDICAL UPDATE: Carlsson Out vs. DET, Smith Undergoes Successful Surgery

Carlsson (concussion protocol) to miss Friday's game, Smith (back) expected back in 3-4 months following surgery

by Chicago Blackhawks Communications /

Chicago Blackhawks team physician Dr. Michael Terry today released the following medical update:

Defenseman Lucas Carlsson is out for tonight's game at Detroit (concussion protocol).

Additionally, Dr. Michael Terry released the following statement regarding forward Zack Smith:

"Zack Smith underwent surgery today on his back and the surgery went well. We anticipate Zack to be ready to return in 3-4 months."

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