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Blackhawks activate Keith, reassign Svedberg

by Chicago Blackhawks / Chicago Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have activated defenseman Duncan Keith from long-term injured reserve and reassigned defenseman Viktor Svedberg to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.

Keith, 32, has registered two assists in six games with the Blackhawks this season. The three-time Stanley Cup champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist has recorded 417 points (75G, 342A) in 772 career regular-season games and added 75 points (15G, 60A) in 116 Stanley Cup playoff tilts, all with Chicago. The 2015 Conn Smythe Trophy winner and two-time James Norris Trophy winner was drafted by Chicago in the second round (54th overall) of the 2002 National Hockey League Draft.


Svedberg, 24, tallied two points (1G, 1A) in 15 games with the Blackhawks since making his NHL debut on Oct. 9 at the New York Islanders. The Gothenburg, Sweden, native has posted 23 points (5G, 18A) in 84 career regular-season games with Rockford across two seasons (2013-15), adding four assists in eight 2015 Calder Cup playoff games. He was originally signed as a free agent on Oct. 19, 2013.

The Blackhawks return to action on Saturday against the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center at 7 p.m. The game can be seen on WGN-TV and heard on WGN Radio AM-720.

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