On Tuesday afternoon, the Blackhawks recalled forward Spencer Abbott from Rockford. This move comes after the Hawks sent struggling forward Tyler Motte to the IceHogs.
Abbott, 28, is tied for the Rockford team lead with 21 points (eight goals, 13 assists) in 30 games this season.
Listed at 5-9 and 170 pounds, he was acquired from Toronto in a trade for defenseman TJ Brennan on Feb. 26, 2015 and was with the IceHogs for the duration of the 2014-15 season. The Blackhawks re-signed Abbott this past summer.
Abbott played for Frolunda in the SHL last season, posting 35 points in 42 games. He was a teammate of current IceHogs netminder Lars Johansson and Blackhawks prospect John Dahlstrom with Frolunda.
He has appeared in one NHL game, on Oct. 5, 2013 with Toronto. Abbott originally signed with the Toronto Marlies after four seasons at the University of Maine.