Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Adam Boqvist was ruled out for the rest of the game after he was hit in the face by a puck during the first period against the host Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night.
Boqvist was defending a play along the boards when a backhand shot by Blue Jackets forward Zac Dalpe ricocheted off his face. The Blackhawks’ second-year blue-liner immediately reached for his mouth and nose after the puck struck him.
Boqvist headed into the Blackhawks’ locker room and was ruled out soon afterward.
The 20-year-old from Sweden was Chicago’s first-round pick (No. 8 overall) in 2018. He entered Monday’s action with a career-high 15 points (two goals, 13 assists) in 31 games this season.
–Field Level Media