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Blackhawks recall Smith, place Carcillo on Injured Reserve

by Chicago Blackhawks / Chicago Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks have recalled forward Ben Smith from the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs, and placed forward Daniel Carcillo on Injured Reserve.

Smith, 23, has recorded one goal in seven regular-season games with Chicago this season. Additionally, the Avon, Connecticut, native shares second on the IceHogs with 12 goals, including a team-high five power-play markers, in 22 AHL tilts. Originally selected by the Blackhawks in the sixth round (169th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Smith has tallied 21 points (12G, 9A) and a +2 plus/minus rating this year with Rockford.

Carcillo, 26, recorded 11 points (2G, 9A), 82 penalty minutes and a +10 plus/minus rating in 28 regular-season tilts this year, his first season with the Blackhawks. Over parts of five National Hockey League seasons with Phoenix (2006-09), Philadelphia (2009-11) and Chicago, the King City, Ontario, native has registered 84 points (38G, 46A) and 1,068 penalty minutes in 310 regular-season tilts, and 11 points (5G, 6A) and a +6 rating in 33 Stanley Cup Playoffs contests.

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