ROCKFORD, Ill. – The Chicago Blackhawks, the National Hockey League affiliate of the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League, announced that forward Brandon Hagel and defenseman Dennis Gilbert have been recalled to the Blackhawks from the IceHogs.
After being re-assigned to the IceHogs last night, Gilbert and Hagel appeared in today’s contest vs. Belleville. Gilbert registered two shots on goal and Hagel added a shot and two penalty minutes in a 3-0 setback to the Senators.
Gilbert, 23, skated in 20 games with the Blackhawks this season, notching one goal and two assists. The Buffalo, New York native recorded his first National Hockey League point on Dec. 12 at Arizona and his first career NHL goal on Dec. 27 vs. New York Islanders. With the Icehogs, Gilbert has two assists in 12 games this season.
Hagel, 21, ranks second on the IceHogs with 21 points and leads the club with 13 goals over 39 games this season.
The Morinville, Alberta product has not appeared in a game with the Blackhawks this season.
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