General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the Blackhawks have assigned forward Rene Bourque to the Norfolk Admirals on a conditioning stint.
Bourque blocked a shot on December 22nd in a game against Toronto and continued to play in spite of a deep ankle bruise. After the swelling subsided it was discovered that Bourque had a slight crack in his ankle. He has not played in a game since December 31st at Columbus.
Bourque has appeared in 24 games for the Blackhawks this season and has four goals and eight points with 20 penalty minutes.