Unfortunately, the news on Sunday after the Blackhawks’ tough loss in Toronto wasn’t good.
Reese Johnson, who was hammered by Jake Muzzin on Saturday night and did not return, broke his clavicle and was placed on IR. He’ll be evaluated further on Monday.
The organization’s response was recalling forwards Brett Connolly and MacKenzie Entwistle from Rockford and sending Mike Hardman to the IceHogs.
Connolly, 29, has five goals and six assists in 15 games this season with Rockford. He appeared in 10 games with the Blackhawks last year, scoring once with one assist.
Entwistle had two goals and one assist in 12 games with the Hawks earlier this year.