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Chicago, Ill. - The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have recalled defenseman Erik Gustafsson from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.

Gustafsson, 23, has recorded 11 points (3G, 8A) in 27 games with Rockford this year in his first professional season in North America. He also registered three assists in six games with the Blackhawks from Oct. 30-Nov. 12, after making his NHL debut on Oct. 30 at Minnesota. The Nynashamn, Sweden, native signed with the Blackhawks as a free agent on April 30, 2015.

Additionally, the Blackhawks have placed forward Marcus Kruger on Injured Reserve.

Next Home Game: Wednesday, Dec. 30 vs. Chicago Wolves at 7 p.m. The first 1,000 kids (14 & under) to the game with receive a free youth jersey courtesy of OrthoIllinois. The Illinois Lottery Cup contest is also another “Winning Weekday.” If the IceHogs win, every fan in attendance will receive a free ticket to the next weekday game. Fans can also enjoy $2 beers, sodas, hot dogs, and companion tickets.