Blackhawks General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson
has been assigned to the Blackhawks American Hockey League affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs.
Hjalmarsson, 20, participated in the 2007 Blackhawks training camp but did not appear in any games due to a wrist injury. Last season, Hjalmarsson played in the Swedish Elite League for HV-71 scoring two goals in 37 games.
Hjalmarsson also played for Sweden’s entry in the 2007 World Junior Championship, contributing two goals and one assist for three points in seven games.
The Blackhawks play their next game of the 2007-08 regular season in Detroit against the Red Wings on Friday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m. CDT.