Top Blackhawks prospect Jeremy Morin has been inactive due to an “upper body” injury he suffered in a game against the Chicago Wolves in Rosemont, Illinois back on January 15th.
Morin acquired the injury roughly a minute before the end of the opening period when he was hip-checked by Wolves’ defenseman Andrey Zubarev, catapulting him up and over Zubarev, resulting in Morin coming down on the top of his head (helmet on) as he struck the ice.
He is believed to have suffered a concussion on that incident.
Progress is being made as Morin’s health is improving, but a target for Morin’s return to the ice is still uncertain.
“You know what, I haven’t had an update on (Morin) for awhile,” IceHogs’ head coach Bill Peters said after Saturday night’s 4-3 win over Peoria. “We’ve had some other guys that have been dinged up a little bit here that have been kept under the radar. DJ [Jones, IceHogs trainer] has done a good job with those guys.”
“I know he’s feeling better,” Peters continued. “I talked to (Morin) the other day and I had a good visit with him here today.
“He’s starting to feel better. So, I think there is some progress being made there.”
With just 11 games remaining in the IceHogs’ season after tonight (Hogs skate at Grand Rapids on Sunday), time is running short on Morin’s potential return to Rockford’s lineup.
The first step would be to resume skating with his teammates, which he hasn’t done since the injury occurred.