Blackhawks lose yet another forward on Saturday morning.

Blackhawks lose yet another forward on Saturday morning.

The Chicago Blackhawks have announced that yet another forward will be headed to injured reserve.

Jonathan Larivee

The forward depth of the Chicago Blackhawks has already been sorely tested this season, and things have now gotten even worse.

On Saturday morning, the Blackhawks officially placed forward Taylor Raddysh on injured reserve after he suffered what is being reported as a groin injury during Friday night's 5-4 loss at the hands of the Dallas Stars. Although it isn't clear exactly how Raddysh suffered the injury, last night NBC Sports charlie Roumeliotis published the following clip that does appear to show Raddysh extending his groin while attempting to make a hit:

The Blackhawks have already announced Raddysh's replacement in the short term with Blackhawks forward Boris Katchouk getting the call up from the American Hockey League's Rockford IceHogs. Katchouk is a veteran of 134 NHL games and has spent 17 games with the Blackhawks this season tallying 2 goals and 2 assists for a total of 4 points. In his 6 games at the AHL level this season he has 3 goals and 2 assists for a total of 5 points.

Raddysh being placed on injured reserve means that he will now miss a minimum of 7 games due to this injury, although the Blackhawks have not indicated a timeline for his return.

Prior to being injured Raddysh had appeared in all 35 games for the Blackhawks this season, scoring 5 goals and adding 5 assists for a total of 10 points on the season.