Blackhawks’ Lynn reviewed by league’s medical staff
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman reviewed Lynn’s case by team doctors Monday, and the league expects the forward to play in Friday’s game against the Stars at the United Center.
Lynn, who missed a period of time this week with an upper-body injury, had surgery to repair a broken bone in his foot in late December.
Lynn has not played since Nov. 10.
The Blackhawks are in the midst of a six-game road trip, and Bettman expects the team to be rested for Friday.
Bettman said he was disappointed Lynn did not return to action this season.
“It’s disappointing, and that’s disappointing for me, but I also understand that this is a long-term injury,” he said.
“He’ll play Friday.
I’m sure he’ll play well.
The bottom line is, we’ll have a full week to get him ready to go, so he’ll be ready for the game, and he’ll know what he needs to do to be ready.”
Bettmen said Lynn, 22, has not made any decisions on his future.
“There’s been no discussion about his future, and I think he understands that,” Bettman said.
Lynn, a native of Toronto, played five seasons in the NHL.
He played in four Stanley Cups, scoring 50 goals and adding 663 points.
He also led the NHL in assists in 2016-17.