On Thursday, the Blackhawks recalled forward Jimmy Hayes from Rockford and assigned forward Brandon Pirri to Rockford.
Hayes, 22, is listed at 6’5 and 210 pounds. He had 18 points (5 goals, 13 assists) in 28 games with Rockford to date, and his 13 assists ranked third on the IceHogs. He was originally drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the second round (60th overall) of the 2008 Draft.
The Hawks acquired his rights from the Leafs after drafting his brother, Kevin, in the first round of the 2010 Draft.