Before Sunday’s game against Columbus, the Blackhawks made two roster moves.
After Marian Hossa went down on Saturday night, the Hawks needed to add a body to the roster. To accomplish this, Jake Dowell was recalled from Rockford, officially, on Sunday morning.Veteran center John Madden, who has missed a couple games with a lower body injury, was placed in the injured reserve as well.
Whether or not Madden’s move to the IR should be cause for concern won’t be known until after the Olympics in March; the Hawks more likely moved Madden there as a financial move. The salary cap is a tricky thing, and the Hawks are close enough to it that they have been conservative with call-ups all season to save money.
Hossa’s status has not yet been formally updated.