In the wake of both the NHL and AHL All-Star Games, the Blackhawks look to begin the second half on Tuesday night in Denver.
Captain Jonathan Toews is suspended for the game, and veteran defenseman Michal Rozsival is dealing with a lower-body issue. So on Tuesday morning, Chicago recalled defenseman Viktor Svedberg from Rockford.
Svedberg, 24, made his NHL debut on Oct. 9 against the New York Islanders. During his 15-game stay with the Blackhawks, Svedberg picked up one goal and one assist and averaged 17:13 on the ice per game. He has ten points in 30 games with Rockford this season.
Looking ahead to Tuesday night’s game against the Avs, the forward lines were mixed up because of the Toews’ absence. Teuvo Teravainen was skating at center between Andrew Shaw and Marian Hossa, and Richard Panik was skating with Phillip Danault and Andrew Desjardins. Both Brandon Mashinter and Jiri Sekac were on the ice, skating on the fourth line with Dennis Rasmussen.