Tragedy strikes Blackhawks’ rookie Kevin Korchinski
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Tragedy strikes Blackhawks’ rookie Kevin Korchinski

This is so sad…



Chicago Blackhawks rookie defenseman Kevin Korchinski had taken a leave of absence from the team last Friday to attend a family matter, and unfortunately earlier today, it was confirmed that his father Larry Korchinski has passed away.
Larry Korchinski played for the Saskatoon Blades, who made the announcement on social media. Blackhawks insider Ben Pope of the Sun-Times reposted the tragic news.

"We’re devastated to hear of the passing of Saskatoon Blades alumnus, Larry Korchinski.

"On behalf of the entire Saskatoon Blades organization, we give our deepest condolences to the Korchinski family. Once a Blade, always a Blade”

Larry Korchinski was drafted to the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League, where he played for a number of years. Later, he played with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies.

His funeral is taking place this afternoon in Saskatoon.

This is such tragic news for the 19-year-old, who has collected two goals and seven points in 25 games in his rookie campaign.

When Korchinski left the team, there was no specific time table for his return to play, and you can understand that he needs the necessary time to be with his family and grieve.

Chicago brought up Isaak Phillips from AHL Rockford on Saturday in a corresponding move and has worked around Korchinski’s absence.

We here at Hockey Feed send Korchinski and his family our sincere condolences at this difficult time.

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Source: Ben Pope