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Blackhawks make roster moves, send two to Rockford

ROCKFORD — The Rockford IceHogs on Wednesday received forward Michal Teply and defenseman Wyatt Kalynuk from the Chicago Blackhawks and defenseman Madison Bowey has been re-assigned the Blackhawks’ taxi squad.

Teply, 19, enters his rookie season after spending the 2019-20 campaign with the Winnipeg Ice of the Western Hockey League, recording 63 points (29 goals, 34 assists) in 53 games. He led all WHL rookies in points and assists and tied for the top position in goals. The Havlickuv Brod, Czech Republic, native was selected by the Blackhawks in the fourth round (105th overall) of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. Teply skated in the IceHogs’ preseason game last Wednesday at Chicago, recording two shots and two penalty minutes.

Kalynuk, 23, served as team captain of the Wisconsin Badgers last year and recorded a career-high 28 points (7 goals, 21 assists) in 36 contests during his junior season. The Virden, Manitoba, native received All-Big Ten Conference honors for the first time in his collegiate career last season, finishing second among all Big Ten blueliners in points (28) and tied for second in goals (7). He was originally selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the seventh round (196th overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

The Rockford IceHogs open their 22nd season of hockey in the Stateline, their 14th campaign in the American Hockey League and the 2020-21 season on Friday, Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. against the Cleveland Monsters at BMO Harris Bank Center! Fans can watch all of this season’s action LIVE on AHLTV and 23.2 Antenna TV WIFR (home games)! Tune in to every broadcast for free on SportsFanRadio 1330 AM, Sportsfanradio1330.com, IceHogs.com, and the IceHogs app.

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