On Thursday morning, the Blackhawks announced today they have recalled defenseman Viktor Svedberg from Rockford and reassigned defenseman Ville Pokka to the IceHogs.
Pokka was still on the roster for Opening Night, and his name was called as the team skated onto the ice, but he was… absent on Wednesday night. Coach Joel Quenneville hinted at Svedberg being recalled in his comments after the Hawks fell 3-2 to the Rangers.
The Blackhawks also reassigned forward Corey Tropp from the Rockford IceHogs to the Albany Devils of the American Hockey League. Tropp was acquired in the trade sending Brandon Saad to Columbus.