The Chicago Blackhawks have activated right wing Adam Burish off Injured Reserve.
Burish, 27, has not appeared in any regular-season games with the Blackhawks this season after undergoing surgery to repair an ACL tear in his right knee on September 25, 2009. The Madison, Wisconsin, native has recorded 309 penalty minutes and 17 points (10G, 7A) in 156 regular-season games over the last three years with the Blackhawks.
Chicago’s ninth choice (282nd overall) in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Burish registered career highs with six goals and nine points in 66 regular-season contests last season before collecting five points (3G, 2A) in 17 tilts during his Stanley Cup Playoff debut.
Burish sustained the knee injury during the first period of a Blackhawks preseason game at Minnesota on September 20, 2009.