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RELEASE: Murphy Placed on Long-Term IR, Gilbert Recalled

Murphy to miss at least 11 games with groin injury

by Chicago Blackhawks Communications /

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have placed defenseman Connor Murphy (groin) on long-term injured reserve and recalled defenseman Dennis Gilbert from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.

Drafted by the Blackhawks in the third round (91st overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft, Gilbert has appeared in one game with the Blackhawks and skated in three contests with the IceHogs this season. Gilbert made his National Hockey League debut last season on April 3, 2019 vs. STL, recording six hits.

Murphy has appeared in six contests with Chicago this season.

The Blackhawks will host the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the United Center. That game can be seen on NBC Sports Chicago, streamed on and on the My Teams by NBC Sports app and heard on WGN Radio and on WRTO-AM 1200 (Spanish).

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