The Chicago Blackhawks have assigned goaltender Hannu Toivonen to the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs.
Toivonen, 25, did not appear in Sunday’s win over the Columbus Blue Jackets after being recalled earlier in the day. The Kalvola, Finland, native has posted a 5-5-3 record with one shutout and a 3.12 GAA in 16 appearances for Rockford this season. He was originally acquired by the Blackhawks on March 1, 2010, in a trade with the St. Louis Blues. The Boston Bruins’ first choice, 29th overall, in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Toivonen has appeared in 61 career NHL contests with Boston (2005-07) and St. Louis (2007-08), registering an 18-24-10 record with a 3.37 goals against average and an .890 save percentage.
The Blackhawks will visit the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center on Tuesday, December 28 at 7:00 P.M. The game can be seen locally on Comcast SportsNet Chicago and heard on 720 WGN.