Connor Murphy comes off injured reserve for the Chicago Blackhawks as Lucas Carlsson goes on it

The Chicago Blackhawks welcomed back top defenseman Connor Murphy from a right hip injury Monday, but will lose Lucas Carlsson for 10 to 14 days with a strained groin. Forward Dylan Strome was also a scratch from Monday’s practice in Columbus and has been placed in concussion protocol. Murphy, who has two goals and three assists in 13 games, was placed on injured reserve retroactive to Feb. 9. He had played significant minutes on defense — 22:45 per game, second only to Duncan Keith — that the Hawks elected to go to a seven-defenseman format instead of the traditional six so the team could spl…

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