Monday, January 30, 2017

Blackhawks Recall Forsling, Place Rozsival on IR

By Randy Holndoner (@bhawkschatter)

During the All-Star break, the Chicago Blackhawks recalled rookie defenseman, Gustav Forsling from the Rockford Icehogs, and placed defenseman, Michal Rozsival on injured reserve.  

Rozisval was injured during practice last Wednesday, and is IR status is retroactive as of that date.  

Forsling, 20, was a surprise roster addition at the beginning of the year.  Originally drafted by the Vancouver Canucks, in the 5th round (126th overall), of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, he signed a 3-year entry level contract with the Hawks at the beginning of this year, with an annual salary cap hit of $872,500 per year, per

This, is rookie year, Forsling has appeared in 32 games for the Hawks, gathering 4 points (1G 3A), +4, with an impressive 14:50 TOI.  He finished a short stint in Rockford, where he appeared in 11 games, tallying 5 points (1G 4A).

The Blackhawks (30-16-5, 65pts.) start a 6-game road trip, Tuesday night, when they take on the San Jose Sharks (31-17-2, 64pts.).


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