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Blackhawks recall Teravainen, assign van Riemsdyk

by Chicago Blackhawks / Chicago Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have recalled forward Teuvo Teravainen from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League and assigned defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk to Rockford.

Additionally, the Blackhawks have placed forward Patrick Kane on long-term injured reserve (LTIR).

Teravainen, 20, has tallied four points (2G, 2A) in 15 games with Chicago this season. The Helsinki, Finland, native has recorded 25 points (6G, 19A) in 39 games with Rockford this season. He registered his first career three-point outing (1G, 2A) on Dec. 28 vs. the Chicago Wolves. Chicago’s first-round pick (18th overall) in the 2012 National Hockey League Draft, Teravainen tallied four shots on goal in three regular-season tilts with the Blackhawks last year.

van Riemsdyk

Van Riemsdyk, 23, has one assist in 18 games in his first professional season with the Blackhawks. Signed as a free agent on March 24, 2014, van Riemsdyk tallied his first professional point with an assist on Nov. 9 against San Jose. The Middletown, N.J., native previously recorded 75 points (16G, 59A) in three seasons at the University of New Hampshire.

The Blackhawks return to action tomorrow night when they face off against the Florida Panthers at 6:30 p.m. The game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet and heard on WGN Radio AM-720.

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