The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have recalled defenseman Erik Gustafsson from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.
Gustafsson, 23, has recorded 11 points (3G, 8A) in 27 games with Rockford this year in his first professional season in North America. He also registered three assists in six games with the Blackhawks from Oct. 30-Nov. 12, after making his NHL debut on Oct. 30 at Minnesota. The Nynashamn, Sweden, native signed with the Blackhawks as a free agent on April 30, 2015.
Additionally, the Blackhawks have placed forward Marcus Kruger on Injured Reserve.
The Blackhawks return to action on Tuesday, Dec. 29, when they matchup against the Arizona Coyotes at 8 p.m. CT. The game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet and heard on WGN Radio AM-720.