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IceHogs captain returns to Rockford

Chicago, Ill. - The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they activated forward Patrick Sharp from Injured Reserve and assigned forward Joakim Nordstrom to the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs.

Nordstrom, 22, has recorded two assists in 10 games with Chicago this season. The Stockholm, Sweden, native has tallied eight points (5G, 3A), including three power-play goals, in 14 games with Rockford this year. Nordstrom was the Blackhawks' third-round selection (90th overall) in the 2010 National Hockey League Draft.

Next Home Game: Friday, Dec. 26 vs. Iowa Wild. Puck drops at 7 p.m. The IceHogs return home from a six-game swing on the road to take on the Wild at the BMO. Fans 21-and-over can come out early to for another Blues Flame Lounge Pre-Game Party, where they can enjoy free appetizers, live music and drink specials. Doors open at 5:15 p.m.