Marcus Kruger C CHI 1 month ago

Kruger was placed on injured reserve Monday, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Marcus Kruger C CHI 2 months ago

Kruger underwent surgery to repair a dislocated left wrist Friday, and will be sidelined for the next four months as a result.

Marcus Kruger C CHI 2 months ago

Kruger left Thursday's game against the Oilers with an undisclosed injury and will not return, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.

Marcus Kruger C CHI 5 months ago

Kruger signed a one-year contract with the Blackhawks on Friday.

Marcus Kruger C CHI 7 months ago

Kruger could have a new contract before the start of NHL free agency on Wednesday, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Blackhawks' general manager Stan Bowman said that Kruger along with Brandon Saad, both restricted free agents and unrestricted free agent Andrew Desjardins are considered priorities to re-sign. After winning the Stanley Cup, Kruger admitted that he dealt with a few injuries during the Stanley Cup run and was unsure if he would need surgery in the off-season. Kruger's thing is not on the offensive end with only seven goals and 10 assists during the 2014-15 regular season. He is the Blackhawks penalty-killing specialist who matches up against the top centermen on the other team. Kruger also excels on the face-off. He is completing a two-year, $2.65 million contract after the 2012-13 season.

Marcus Kruger C CHI 8 months ago

Kruger admitted Tuesday that he dealt with a couple of injuries during the playoffs, but wasn't certain if offseason surgery will be necessary, ESPN Chicago's Scott Powers reports.

Kruger wouldn't reveal the nature of the injuries, but he had been viewed as questionable heading into Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals after he was on the receiving end of a hard hit from the Ducks' Ryan Kesler in the previous round. The fourth-line center didn't miss any of the six games in Finals, but failed to make much of an impact from a statistical standpoint. Even if Kruger is forced to go under the knife at some point, the long summer off should provide him with enough time to prepare for the start of training camp.

Marcus Kruger C CHI 8 months ago

Kruger is "fine" and will play in Wednesday's Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against Tampa Bay, CSN Chicago's Tracey Myers reports.

Kruger didn't play much after taking a big hit from the Ducks' Ryan Kesler with about 13 minutes remaining in the third period of Saturday's Game 7. However, at that point the Hawks had the game pretty well in hand, so Krugers' lack of ice time was likely a precautionary measure. Kruger has tallied two goals and one assists thus far during Chicago's playoff run.

Marcus Kruger C CHI 9 months ago

Kruger scored his second goal of the playoffs with 3:48 remaining in the third overtime of Tuesday's Game 2 victory over the Ducks.

Fairly typically, the centerman hasn't provided a ton of offense in these playoffs -- he has no assists to go with his two markers and has only taken more shots in a game three times. Kruger's fantasy value remains quite limited as a depth-line player.

Marcus Kruger C CHI 10 months ago

Kruger (illness) is likely to play Saturday against the Avalanche, CSN Chicago's Tracey Myers reports.

Kruger participated in line rushes during Saturday's morning skate after missing Thursday's game against the Blues, so it looks like he's no longer feeling under the weather. Expect him to replace Andrew Desjardins on the club's fourth line.

Marcus Kruger C CHI 10 months ago

Kruger (illness) won't play Thursday against the Blues.

After a two-point effort in last Thursday's win over Vancouver, Kruger has not recorded a point over his last three games. Overall, he has notched 17 points and 30 PIM in 80 games for the Hawks to date.