Due to injuries to Dave Bolland, Ben Eager and Troy Brouwer, and the departure of Aaron Johnson in a trade with Calgary, the Blackhawks have recalled Bryan Bickell for Thursday night’s game in Detroit.
Bickell, 23, will play one of the wing positions against the Red Wings. He has seen action in seven games with the Blackhawks in 2006-07 and 2007-08, scoring two goals. He also saw action with the team overseas in their preseason game against HC Davos.
Bolland is expected to return to the lineup for the home opener on Saturday night.