Blackhawks' Shaw, Smith out rest of season

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Chicago Blackhawks forwards Andrew Shaw and Zack Smith will miss the rest of the season with injuries, the team announced Saturday.

Shaw has been in the league's concussion protocol since Dec. 3 after being injured on Nov. 30 in a 7-3 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.

In 26 games on the season, Shaw has three goals and seven assists.

Shaw, 28, started his career with the Blackhawks in 2011 and played five seasons there, followed by three seasons in Montreal. The Blackhawks re-acquired him before the 2019-20 season in a trade involving draft picks.

In 530 career regular-season games, he has 114 goals and 129 assists.

Smith, 31, hasn't played since Feb. 12 when he sustained a hand injury in a 3-0 loss to the Vancouver Canucks. It's a back injury, however, that will sideline him long-term; the team said he is scheduled to have surgery on Friday.

In his first season in Chicago, Smith played in 50 games and recorded four goals and seven assists.

A third-round pick by the Senators in the 2008 NHL Draft, he played in Ottawa from 2008-19. In 662 career games, he has 98 goals and 106 assists.

In a corresponding move, the Blackhawks recalled forward Brandon Hagel from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League on an emergency basis.

Chicago enters Saturday's game against the Florida Panthers eight points out of the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference.

--Field Level Media