Blackhawks Recall Viktor Svedberg

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.

11 thoughts on “Blackhawks Recall Viktor Svedberg

  1. setting up to be an Awful nite at the dot!!! Q should be telling these guys- No Icings… Crow – move the puck!!! don’t hold it

  2. Viktor Svedberg I like, I would give him ice time and lose Scooby-Do-Scuderi. At least give the kid more ice time in the bigs would be long tern value.

    Avs will be armed and dangerous . . . But I agree with the lineups changes with no Toews. Panik, Danault and DEZI-jardins could click well balanced, i say they get one or two tonight. The 4th line if they can PLAY or fake to play to their size, they could also be effective. That 4th line should be all bulk all balls to the wall, check anything that mover, but they tend to play soft?

    Go Hawks

  3. At least the Avs seem to be playing Calvin Pickard as Varlamov is still dealing with his court proceeding maybe.

  4. Call me crazy but i look foward to seeing more Sekec. Ended up watching the 2013 allstar game and there was Sekec representing the Candians. No question the guy has talent. The Hawks style fits his game lets hope it wrks out.

  5. Yes, Sekac is very talented. I look forward to seeing more of him, too. When he came to the Ducks in the Smith-Pelley trade with Montreal all the talk here (I live in So Cal and watch a lot of Ducks games) was that he was a top 6 guy and the future was bright for him, etc., etc., but then it came time to actually try to fit him into the Ducks style. He’s a big kid and has great speed and hands but he didn’t take to the kind of heavy game they wanted him to play. He can hit, but he’s more speed and finesse, which fits the Hawks style very well. Hopefully he can produce and make a contribution for us.

  6. Glad to see Svedberg get some more time with the Hawks. He made a lot if progress early in the year. Everyone was calling for his head early on but he slowly improved his hame as time went on.

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