“Ben Smith has suffered a right hip labral tear and a hernia. He will undergo endoscopic surgery next Thursday (March 15) to repair both issues. We anticipate a full recovery in approximately 16 weeks.”
Smith is now lost for the regular season and the playoffs. He scored two goals in 13 games with the Blackhawks this season.
Q said Ben Smith getting better and they'll discuss whether or not he makes the trip. #Blackhawks
With Victor Stalberg back in the lineup and Rostislav Olesz filling in on the second line, the Blackhawks don't need to rush Smith back into the lineup. Stay tuned for a further update on the wounded winger.