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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 (illness) is expected to be available to return Thursday.
He didn't play Tuesday against San Jose because of an illness, but he was back on the ice for practice Wednesday. Feb 2 - 8:52 AM

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Marcus Kruger will probably play Thursday night.

Kruger has been out of action since Dec. 30 because of a hand injury. He skated between Andrew Desjardins and Marian Hossa during Wednesday's practice.
Source: CSN Chicago
Jan 26 - 9:24 AM

Marcus Kruger won't play in Tuesday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Kruger was activated off injured reserve earlier today, but the Blackhawks still aren't comfortable inserting him into the lineup just yet. He hasn't played since Dec. 30. Jordin Tootoo and Michal Rozsival will serve as healthy scratches in tonight's game.
Jan 24 - 8:21 PM

Marcus Kruger (hand) has been removed Chicago's injured reserve list.

It looks like he will be back in the lineup on Tuesday night. His odds of playing will increase if Dennis Rasmussen is not able to suit up due to an illness.
Jan 24 - 2:23 PM

Marcus Kruger (hand) might be ready to return Tuesday night.

He skated again in the morning, but didn't take part in line rushes. Still, he could play if an illness prevents Dennis Rasmussen from dressing.
Jan 24 - 1:00 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Jonathan Toews
2Artem Anisimov
3Tanner Kero
4Marcus Kruger
LW1Artemi Panarin
2Ryan Hartman
3Dennis Rasmussen
4Nick Schmaltz
5Andrew Desjardins
RW1Patrick Kane
2Marian Hossa
3Richard Panik
4Jordin Tootoo
5Tomas Jurco
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Brian Campbell
4Niklas Hjalmarsson
5Johnny Oduya
6Trevor van Riemsdyk
7Michal Kempny
8Michal Rozsival
G1Corey Crawford
2Scott Darling