Duncan Keith will not be with the Blackhawks on their two-game road trip, so Chicago recalled defenseman Dennis Gilbert.
Gilbert, 23, has appeared in four NHL games previously. He was originally a third round pick (#91 overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft. He has a strong preseason and, frankly, is a better play than Slater Koekkoek at this point.
The fact that the Hawks found enough cap space to recall someone at this point and chose a defenseman indicates they could/should have one of Dylan Strome, Drake Cagguila and/or Andrew Shaw available for at least one game during the trip. All three are in concussion protocol.