On Saturday afternoon, the Blackhawks looked to add a little offense to their NHL roster through an internal promotion.
Forward Nick Schmaltz was recalled from Rockford and will join the club in time for Sunday’s game against Minnesota. Schmaltz, who will turn 21 on Feb. 23, totaled nine points (six goals, three assists) in 12 games with the IceHogs after being sent down by the Hawks. He has one goal and three assists in 26 NHL games this season.
Schmaltz was the 20th overall selection in the 2014 NHL Draft.
The Blackhawks have two forwards on their fourth line – Andrew Desjardins and Jordin Tootoo – who have yet to register a point this season in 27 and 34 games, respectively.