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Blackhawks release a statement regarding the absence of Nick Foligno

Published April 11, 2024 at 8:59

The Chicago Blackhawks addressed the absence of Nick Foligno from practice, but it has left some fans wondering exactly if or when he'll be back this season.

While the Chicago Blackhawks won't be going to the 2024 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, there is concern after the absence of Nick Foligno from practice earlier this week. The team has addressed the alternate captain's absence, but not a lot of information has been given.

"Nick Foligno is not practicing today for personal reasons. #Blackhawks"

Meanwhile, Foligno was also out of the lineup for the Blackhawks game against the St. Louis Blues last night, leading to more questions about his whereabouts.

"#Blackhawks projected lineup for tonight's matchup with the St. Louis Blues at Enterprise Center!

Taylor Raddysh re-enters the lineup in place of Nick Foligno (personal reasons).

Petr Mrazek is set to make his 51st start of the season in net.

Puck drops at 7:10pm CT. #CHIvsSTL"

Hopefully, whatever is keeping Foligno away from the team isn't too serious and won't mean Foligno has to miss the final four games of the 2023-24 regular season. The 36-year-old has played in 70 games for Chicago this season, scoring 17 goals and 37 points. Foligno's current contract with Chicago is done at the end of this season. However, the veteran has already signed a two year extension to take him to the end of the 2025.26 season.

It was only a week ago that Foligno had his two young sons at a Chicago Blackhawks practice. They were able to mess around and show off their hockey skills for a few minutes.

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Blackhawks release a statement regarding the absence of Nick Foligno

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