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Marcus Kruger | Center | #16

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/27/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 186
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 5 (149) / CHI
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Marcus Kruger (hand) skated Sunday morning, but didn't take part in line rushes.
He also did some solo faceoff work at the end of the session. Kruger has been out of action since December 30th with a hand injury. At least he appears to be making some progress now. That said, there is still no timetable for his return to action. Jan 22 - 12:19 PM

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Marcus Kruger could need another three weeks to heal up from his hand injury.

Kruger has yet to dress since the calendar turned to 2017, and now isn't expected to return until February. Which is bad news if you're Chicago. The veteran pivot has 10 points in 39 games so far this season.
Jan 14 - 1:52 PM

Marcus Kruger (upper body) is expected to resume skating on Friday.

Kruger has been regarded as week-to-week and he last played on Dec. 30. Kruger isn't expected to return for at least another week. He has two goals and 10 points in 39 contests in 2016-17.
Jan 12 - 2:45 PM

The Blackhawks have placed Marcus Kruger on I/R retroactive to Dec. 30th with an upper body injury.

He's still considered week-to-week. Kruger has 10 points in 39 games so far this season.
Jan 1 - 5:31 PM

Marcus Kruger will be out week-to-week with an upper body injury.

That's a tough blow to the Blackhawks who are short on quality depth down the middle. Hopefully he won't be lost for more than January. Kruger has 10 points in 39 games this season.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 03:12:00 PM

Marcus Kruger left Friday's match with Carolina just before the end of the second period due to an undisclosed injury.

More to come. Kruger has 10 points in 38 games this season, and does not amount to much in fantasy pools. He's considered day-to-day for now.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 09:56:00 PM

Marcus Kruger moved up to the second line Tuesday between Marian Hossa and Ryan Hartman.

"I like playing in the offensive zone more, but I don't worry too much about it," said Kruger, who normally is deployed in defensive situations. "I try to play the same game no matter what line I'm on. We want to play better than this past weekend." He has accounted for two goals and seven points in 28 games this year.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 11:18:00 AM

With his goal during Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Devils, Marcus Kruger now has points in three of his last four games.

Kruger isn't one to score many points, but he's now up to two goals and seven points through 25 games this season.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 03:15:00 AM

Marcus Kruger was pulled late in the second period on Wednesday night by concussion spotters.

He underwent some tests and then returned to the contest. Kruger has one goal and three assists in 21 games this campaign.
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 09:07:00 AM

Marcus Kruger may fill in on Chicago's second line on Friday night.

Artem Anisimov is questionable to play against Washington due to an upper-body injury, so there will probably be a spot open between Artemi Panarin and Marian Hossa. Coach Joel Quenneville also said that Nick Schmaltz could be an option to center the second unit.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 09:05:00 AM

Marcus Kruger scored a goal in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Nashville Predators.

Kruger opened the scoring just 2:39 into the game. Ryan Hartman and Marian Hossa assisted on Kruger's first of the season. Kruger is a useful two-way player for the Blackhawks, but he doesn't get enough offensive opportunities to be relevant in standard fantasy leagues. The 26-year-old has picked up two points through two games this season. Niklas Hjalmarsson also scored for the Hawks tonight.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 10:57:00 PM

Marcus Kruger (upper body) should be okay for Team Sweden's World Cup opener on Sunday.

Kruger missed two exhibition contests due to the ailment. "I'm prepared to play Sunday," Kruger said. "It's tough when something like this happens right away. You want to be here playing for your team and your country but at the same time you try to be positive (and) stay patient." He's coming off of a rough season where he was limited to four assists in 41 contests.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 09:07:00 AM

Marcus Kruger (upper body) will not participate in Wednesday's exhibition game against Team Europe.

Kruger didn't complete Thursday's contest due to the ailment. Team Sweden coach Richard Gronborg does believe that Kruger will be fine for the start of the World Cup though.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 12:59:00 PM

Marcus Kruger is dealing with an upper-body injury.

He didn't practice on Friday with Team Sweden after he missed the last part of Thursday's pre-tournament opener. Kruger isn't expected to play on Saturday as a precaution.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 09:09:00 AM

Marcus Kruger celebrated his 26th birthday last Friday with a selection to Team Sweden for the upcoming World Cup.

He missed half of the season due to injury, but his two-way style has given him a spot on the roster. Kruger will join Chicago teammate Niklas Hjalmarsson on Sweden.
Mon, May 30, 2016 11:11:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Toews
2Artem Anisimov
3Marcus Kruger
4Nick Schmaltz
5Vince Hinostroza
LW1Artemi Panarin
2Andrew Desjardins
3Dennis Rasmussen
RW1Patrick Kane
2Marian Hossa
3Richard Panik
4Ryan Hartman
5Jordin Tootoo
6Tanner Kero
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Brian Campbell
4Niklas Hjalmarsson
5Trevor van Riemsdyk
6Michal Kempny
7Michal Rozsival
G1Corey Crawford
2Scott Darling