Bedard Producing with Familiar Blackhawks Linemates Since Return

Rookie center Connor Bedard has been playing with familiar linemates Philipp Kurashev and Nick Foligno and has been productive since returning from a broken jaw.


Reuniting the Line

Connor Bedard, the 18-year-old rookie center for the Chicago Blackhawks, recently returned from a broken jaw and has been playing on a line with Philipp Kurashev and Nick Foligno since his comeback.

Coach Luke Richardson expressed that this line combination has been successful because of the previous chemistry they established before Bedard's injury.

Bedard, Kurashev, and Foligno are expected to continue playing together in their upcoming game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Point Streaks

The trio of Bedard, Kurashev, and Foligno have each been on point streaks since their time together on the ice.

Bedard has recorded two goals and four assists in his three-game point streak, while Foligno has contributed four goals and three assists and Kurashev has recorded one goal and seven assists in their six-game point streaks.

Their offensive contributions have helped the Blackhawks score five out of their seven goals since Bedard's return.

Building Chemistry

Bedard, Kurashev, and Foligno initially played together for 10 games earlier in the season and are now rekindling their chemistry on the ice.

Despite Bedard's absence due to injury, he leads all rookies in points with 39 in 42 games this season.

The linemates have developed a strong connection both on and off the ice, utilizing their communication and shared understanding to enhance their performance.