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Blackhawks Recall McCoshen, Reassign Highmore to Rockford

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Rockford, Ill. – The Chicago Blackhawks today announced they have recalled defenseman Ian McCoshen from the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs, and reassigned forward Matthew Highmore to Rockford.

McCoshen, 24, has combined for eight assists and 32 penalty minutes over 20 AHL games between Springfield and Rockford this season. The blueliner opened the season with a pair of multi-point efforts for the Thunderbirds before being acquired by Chicago in exchange for forward Aleksi Saarela on Oct. 22. McCoshen then made his Rockford debut on Oct. 25 at Cleveland and has since picked up four assists and 28 PIMs in 13 contests for the IceHogs.

The Anaheim, California native was originally selected by the Florida Panthers in the second round (31st overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft. He made his NHL debut during the 2016-17 campaign and joins Chicago having tallied seven points (4g, 3a) in 60 career NHL contests with Florida from 2016-19.

Highmore, 23, was recalled by Chicago on Nov. 25 and registered 8:10 of ice time over his 10 shifts with the Blackhawks on Nov. 26 vs. the Dallas Stars. The forward has now combined to skate in 14 career NHL games with two goals and 27 shots on goal with Chicago over the last two seasons.

The Halifax, Novia Scotia native returns to the IceHogs with 10 points (4g, 6a) in 17 AHL contests this season. He has picked up three points over his last five contests with two goals and an assist in that span.

Overall, Highmore has logged 62 points (31g, 31a) in 93 career AHL games with the IceHogs from 2017-19.