Blackhawks Recall Dahlbeck, Send Clendening to Rockford

On Wednesday morning, the Blackhawks announced a pair of roster moves. Defenseman Adam Clendening was sent back to Rockford, and Klas Dahlbeck was recalled in his place.

Clendening had one goal and one assist in four games with the Blackhawks after getting called-up to replace injured Trevor vanRiemsdyk, but has been a healthy scratch since the middle of the Circus Trip.

Dahlbeck, 23, has six points (two points, four assists) in 22 games with the IceHogs this season.

17 thoughts on “Blackhawks Recall Dahlbeck, Send Clendening to Rockford

  1. Good move I think, hopefully he gets a chance to play ahead of Runblad because he still scares me every time he is on the ice. Dahlbeck looks steady – not fancy so a safe bet to stay out of Q’s doghouse.

  2. Rundblad has played better of late. He’s only getting 8 to 10 minutes a game and so really ( much like the Detroit game ) if he makes one mistake, Q and Kitchen(who I believe runs the defense) will sit him.

    Having said that, if they are going to give Rosy a night off here and there, there is no way Q was going to play Clenny and Rundblad together.

    So now you have a workable rotation at 5-6-7 with Rosy, Rundblad and Dahlbeck and now you also have a left-handed left defenseman in the mix in Dahlbeck instead of 3 righties.

  3. Rozsival has actually been playing better. Not sure what’s gotten into him. Granted Raanta saved his behind on that breakaway.

    I wonder if Dahlbeck being a left shot if they’d put Rundblad and Dahlbeck on the proper sides.

  4. I have to be honest…I was NOT impressed in any regard with Clendening. Unless something changes dramatically with his game he is never going to fit with what Q and the Hawks want to do. So I guess this is my way of saying I hope Bowman puts him on the trading block before his value diminishes any more than it might already have.

    I would have preferred Johns over Dahlbeck (because I am ga-ga over Johns), but Dahlbeck is talented and interesting in his own right. He’s a blueliner more than he is a puck mover and that is what we absolutely need.

  5. Excited about the call up, I hope he does well. Would also love to see Johns up here at some point this season. I think he brings some size and toughness to the back end that we could use come spring time.

  6. Rufus- I have never been impressed w Cden… Skating and D IQ… will limit him- always… good vision on PP… but that’s 5 on 4

    I wouldn’t be surprised if he is moved especially if Dbeck does well,,, Pokka is playing well, Johns, TvR are all ahead of him in my Book!!!

    Dbeck- should do well- I didn’t notice him making any mistakes D wise in Camp/pre-season… But didn’t stand out either…

    Johns is still dinged up… didn’t play last nite…
    Hogs beat a good Milwaukee team — 4-0
    Pokka 1a, TJ 1g,1a… TT 1a

    Still wouldn’t mind seeing TJ get 3-5 games… perhaps he is a late bloomer…
    has some size,,, big PP shot… BUT- no more Cden!!!

  7. Pretty interesting that Clendening played the first 4 games of the road trip then sat and watched after that. Quenneville hates when defensemen chase the puck all around the zone and get caught running around out of position. I think once clenny started doing that in the Vancouver game a bit and then the San Jose game, he was done.

    As for Brennan, you’ve got to give the guy credit, he was the best defenseman in the AHL last year, got a one way deal with the islanders, thought he would be playing in the NHL, instead gets traded to a team that really does not want him, gets buried in the AHL again and is tearing it up. That’s a credit to him.

  8. Craig N… Cden would run around when Puck was above dots…
    when Puck went below net – his side- would NOT engage… sloppy passes exiting zone…
    Just the Polar Opposite of what TvR did!!!

    NOT much to like!!!

    Really dumb -imo

  9. Does anybody know if Sharpie is playing tonight? If so, who is going to sit. Cden’s skating, lack of a quick stick and defensive positioning probably sealed the deal. I hope his trade value has not slipped too much. Good luck to Dahlbeck. I have been high on him. I guess we will see tonight.

  10. RD,
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    I have a 7287 ‘prostock’ authentic and I am going to send it in to triple threat sports to get number and nameplate put on. Make sure you ask them if they have ‘edge mesh’ nameplates because that is what the guys wear. If you get a 7287 prostock authentic from jerseybaron, have him send you a edge mesh nameplate with blank jersey. That’s what I did just incase triple threat sports/city sports didn’t have it at the time I sent jersey there.

    Jerseys
    7287 edge 2.0 ‘pro stock’ authentic (ebay, jerseybaron)
    7287 edge 2.0 ‘retail’ authentic (random stores)(these are indos and canada)
    7187 edge 1.0 authentic (hockeyjerseysdirect)

    Get jersey and have Triple Threat Sports or City Sports put number and nameplate on.

    Google this for some info.
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    or
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    Let me know if you need/want more info. Cheers, man.

  11. Morrison- Thanks for the info. Good to hear he is close to coming back. Another sniper never hurts.

  12. Rufus and Hoss, I’m with you salivating on Johns. Can’t wait to see him play up here. Big and smart.

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