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RELEASE: Blackhawks Re-Assign Gilbert, Hagel

Duo assigned to Rockford IceHogs on Sunday night

by Chicago Blackhawks Communications / Blackhawks.com

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have re-assigned defenseman Dennis Gilbert and forward Brandon Hagel (HAY-guhl) to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.

Gilbert skated in 20 games with the Blackhawks this season, notching one goal and two assists. The rookie defenseman recorded his first National Hockey League point on Dec. 12 at ARI and his first career NHL goal on Dec. 27 vs. NYI. Gilbert has tallied two assists in 11 contests with the IceHogs this year.

Hagel did not appear in a game with the Blackhawks after being recalled on Jan. 16. The forward has recorded 21 points (13G, 8A) in 38 games with Rockford. His 13 goals rank first among IceHogs skaters while his 21 points are second on the team this season.

The Blackhawks face the Florida Panthers at the United Center on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. CT. That game can be seen on NBC Sports Chicago, streamed on NBCSportsChicago.com and on the My Teams by NBC Sports app and heard on WGN Radio and in Spanish on WRTO-AM.

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