Rockford, Illinois News

Blackhawks recall five players from Rockford

ROCKFORD — The Rockford IceHogs, announced Monday that defensemen Ian Mitchell, Wyatt Kalynuk, Lucas Carlsson, along with forwards Reese Johnson and MacKenzie Entwistle have been reassigned to the Chicago Blackhawks taxi squad.

Forwards Brandon Pirri, Mikael Hakkarainen, and defenseman Alec Regula have been sent to Rockford.

Mitchell, 22, made his AHL debut Saturday at Chicago and recorded an assist yesterday against the Wolves. In 32 games with the Blackhawks this season, the St. Albert, Alberta, native scored two goals and two assists for four points.

Kalynuk fired in a goal and an assist in the two games this past weekend against Chicago and overall has 10 points (two goals, eight assists) in eight games with the IceHogs this season. The 23-year-old skated in one game with the Blackhawks this season, his NHL debut on Mar. 7 against Tampa Bay.

Carlsson 22, added an assist last weekend in two games and has two points (one goal, one assist) in five total appearances with the IceHogs this season. The Gavle, Sweden, native played in 12 games with the Blackhawks (one assist) this year.

Twenty-two-year-old Johnson picked up a goal on Saturday at Chicago and has six points (three goals, three assists) in eight games with the IceHogs this year. The Regina, Saskatchewan, native suited up in five games with the Blackhawks this season and made his NHL debut on Feb. 15 versus Detroit.

Entwistle, 21, made his NHL debut with the Blackhawks last Tuesday (Mar. 23) against Florida and holds six points (two goals, four assists) in 12 games with the IceHogs this season.

Pirri, 29, registered three points (two goals, one assist) in two games with the IceHogs this season and appeared in one contest with the Blackhawks (Jan. 13).

Regula, 20, holds three points (two goals, one assist) in 11 games with the IceHogs.

Hakkarainen, 23, has appeared in six games with Rockford.