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Blackhawks activate Hjalmarsson from injured reserve

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations / chicagoblackhawks.com

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have activated defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson from injured reserve.

Hjalmarsson, 29, has registered 14 points in 60 games with the Blackhawks this season, including a career-high five goals. The Eksjo, Sweden, native ranks third in the National Hockey League with 156 blocked shots this season. He was placed on the injured reserve on Feb. 28, retroactive to Feb. 23.

Chicago's fourth round (108th overall) draft choice in 2005, Hjalmarsson has amassed 23 goals and 116 assists in 610 career NHL games - all with the Blackhawks.

The Blackhawks return to action Thursday when they host the Anaheim Ducks at the United Center at 7:30 p.m. The game can be seen on CSN, streamed live online at CSNChicago.com (CSNChicago.com/BlackhawksStream) and the NBC Sports App, and heard on WGN Radio and Univision America (WRTO 1200 AM).

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