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Blackhawks Gustav Forsling returns to practice for first time since wrist surgery

Blackhawks Gustav Forsling returns to practice for first time since wrist surgery
Published On: Wed, Oct 10
May 17, 2015; Anaheim, CA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks Jonathan Toews (19) moves the puck against the Anaheim Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin (23) during the first period in game one of the Western Conference Final of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Gustav ForslingA returned toA practice Wednesday morningA for the first time since having surgery on his right wrist on July 31. The Blackhawks have not given specifics about why Forsling had the surgery.

TheA BlackhawksA team physician Dr. Michael Terry gave the defenseman aA 14-week timetable to return to action. That timeline puts Forslinga€™s return at Oct. 30, meaning he will miss at least nine more games. The Blackhawks play Oct. 31 at Vancouver, who traded him to Chicago in January 2015 forA Adam Clendening.

The 22-year-old Forsling has bounced between the NHL and AHL the past two seasons. Forsling, a left-handed shot, scored three goals and 13 points in 41 games last season for Chicago. He also posted five points (two goals, three assists) in 18 regular-season games for Rockford and added a goal and five points in 13 Calder Cup playoff contests.

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