General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the Blackhawks have assigned forwards David Bolland and Kris Versteeg to Rockford in the AHL.
Bolland had been recalled from Rockford on December 6th and had appeared in eight games for the Blackhawks before breaking his finger while blocking a shot against Edmonton on December 23rd. He had missed the last 15 games with that injury. Overall this season, Bolland has played in 18 games for the Blackhawks scoring one goal and six points with six penalty minutes. Bolland scored his first career NHL goal on December 16th against the Florida Panthers.
Versteeg had been recalled from Rockford on January 2nd and had appeared in eight games for the Blackhawks before injuring his shoulder on January 16th versus St. Louis. Overall this season, Versteeg had played in 11 games for the Blackhawks scoring two goals and four points with six penalty minutes. Versteeg collected his first career NHL goal on January 3rd against the Phoenix Coyotes.
Both players will report to Rockford in preparation for the IceHogs next game which will be on Friday night at Peoria.
The Blackhawks next home game will be on Sunday afternoon. February 17th, when they host the Colorado Avalanche in a 12:00 noon start. Tickets are available at the United Center Box Office, TicketMaster by calling (312) 559-1212 or by going to www.chicagoblackhawks.com.
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