The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have recalled forward Dennis Rasmussen from the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs and reassigned forward Tanner Kero to Rockford.
Rasmussen, 25, shares second on the IceHogs with 14 points (7G, 7A) and shares third on Rockford with 48 shots on goal in 22 games this season. The Vasteras, Sweden, native registered 27 points (13G, 14A) and a +9 plus/minus rating in 73 regular-season games with Rockford last year in his North American debut; he added five shots on goal in seven Calder Cup contests.
Kero, 23, has tallied three points (1G, 2A) in 17 games with the Blackhawks, including his National Hockey League debut on Oct. 29 at Winnipeg. The Hancock, Mich., native has posted seven points (6G, 1A) in seven games with the IceHogs this season. Kero was named CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Oct. 25 with three goals, an assist and a +5 plus/minus rating over three tilts
The Blackhawks return to action on Tuesday, Dec. 8, when they host the Nashville Predators at 7:30 p.m. The game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet and heard on WGN Radio AM-720.