On Tuesday afternoon, the Chicago Blackhawks recalled forwards Kyle Baun and Tyler Motte and defenseman Erik Gustafsson from the Rockford IceHogs.
Baun, who turns 25 on May 4, led Rockford with 34 points in 73 games this season and was named the IceHogs’ Most Improved Player last week. He is signed through the 2017-18 season.
Motte, 22, scored 10 goals with six assists in 43 games with Rockford. He appeared in 33 games with the Blackhawks, posting seven points. He is signed through the 2018-19 season.
Gustafsson, 25, scored five goals with 25 assists in 68 games with the IceHogs this year, and was named the club’s Defenseman of the Year. He had 14 assists in 41 games with the Blackhawks last year. Gustafsson will be a restricted free agent this summer.
The three might only get a couple days with the NHL club as the Hawks are looking up at a 3-0 deficit in their first round series against Nashville.