Connor Bedard during a game with the Chicago Blackhawks.
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BREAKING: NHL Announces Who'll Replace Connor Bedard at the All-Star Game

Published January 22, 2024 at 3:29 PM

In breaking news, the NHL revealed who'll replace injured Connor Bedard and Jack Eichel at the upcoming All-Star Weekend.

Bedard and Eichel's Replacements for All-Star Game Are Now Known


The All-Star Weekend is approaching fast and the NHL confirmed major news regarding replacements for Connor Bedard and Jack Eichel, who are both dealing with injuries that'll prevent from participating in the event.

In a statement, the NHL announced that Vincent Trocheck and Kyle Connor, from the Rangers and the Jets, will take Bedard and Eichel's spots in Toronto.

You can read the NHL's official declaration here:

"NEW YORK (January 22, 2024) – The National Hockey League announced today that New York Rangers forward Vincent Trocheck and Winnipeg Jets forward Kyle Connor have been added to the roster for 2024 NHL All-Star Weekend replacing injured players Jack Eichel of the Vegas Golden Knights and Connor Bedard of the Chicago Blackhawks.

Trocheck has recorded 15-29—44 in 46 GP this season for the Metropolitan Division-leading Rangers (29-15-2, 60 points), where he ranks second on the team (tied) in points and first (tied; 9) in power-play goals. Trocheck, who is on pace to set new single-season career highs for assists and points in 2023-24, recorded 1-3—4 in 1 GP for Team Atlantic during his only previous All-Star Game appearance in 2017.

Connor (18-11—29 in 28 GP), who is making his second All-Star Game appearance after helping Team Central advance to the final at the 2022 NHL All-Star Game (1-1—2 in 2 GP), tops the Central Division-leading Winnipeg Jets (30-10-4, 64 points) in goals and game-winning goals (tied; 5) despite missing 16 games. Connor is on pace to become the second player in Jets/Thrashers history to record multiple 40-goal campaigns."

More to come.

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