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Chicago Blackhawks' Viktor Svedberg Recalled by Blackhawks on Thursday
Svedberg was recalled by the Hawks on Thursday, Brian Sandalow of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.Ville Pokka was assigned to AHL Rockford on Thursday to make room for Svedberg on Chicago's 23-man roster. Head coach Joel Quenneville told reporters that Svedberg will "likely" be in the lineup for Friday's contest against the Islanders. It isn't clear whose place the towering defender will take, but the likely answer is David Rundblad's. Svedberg registered 14 points (three goals, 11 assists) in 49 games with AHL Rockford last season.
Assigned to AHL RockfordNews: Viktor Svedberg was assigned to AHL Rockford Tuesday. Analysis: The Hawks placed Michael Rozsival on long-term IR Tuesday, which freed up enough cap space for the Hawks to replace Viktor Svedberg with fellow defenseman Ville Pokka. Svedberg may head back to the NHL once Rozsival is healthy if Chicago can't figure out a way to keep Pokka on the 23-man roster while remaining under the cap, but at this point in time it doesn't appear as though he'll get many opportunities with the big club this season. The 24-year-old defender registered 14 points (three goals, 11 assists) in 49 games with AHL Rockford last season.
Blackhawks and Svedberg Agree To One-Year DealNews: Viktor Svedberg agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Blackhawks on Wednesday, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports. Analysis: Viktor Svedberg spent all of the 2014-15 playing for AHL Rockford, posting 14 points (three goals, 11 assists) and a plus-14 rating with 41 penalty minutes over the course of the season. He'll likely begin the 21015-16 season in a similar situation, but could be a borderline NHL player if the Blackhawks suffer injuries.
Hawks' Svedberg Sent Down To RockfordNews: Viktor Svedberg was sent down to the AHL's Rockford IceHogs on Friday, NBC Chicago reports. Analysis: Viktor Svedberg played his first season in the U.S. last season for Rockford in 35 games, collecting a pair of goals and seven assists along with five penalty minutes. The 23-year-old Swede could get a taste later in the year for the big club.