Chicago, Ill. - The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have recalled forward Dennis Rasmussen from the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs and reassigned forward Tanner Kero to Rockford.
Rasmussen, 25, shares second on the IceHogs with 14 points (7G, 7A) and shares third on Rockford with 48 shots on goal in 22 games this season. The Vasteras, Sweden, native registered 27 points (13G, 14A) and a +9 plus/minus rating in 73 regular-season games with Rockford last year in his North American debut; he added five shots on goal in seven Calder Cup contests.
Kero, 23, has tallied three points (1G, 2A) in 17 games with the Blackhawks, including his National Hockey League debut on Oct. 29 at Winnipeg. The Hancock, Mich., native has posted seven points (6G, 1A) in seven games with the IceHogs this season. Kero was named CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Oct. 25 with three goals, an assist and a +5 plus/minus rating over three tilts
Next Home Game: Friday, Dec. 11 vs. Iowa Wild at 7 p.m. Rockford returns home after a five-game road trip to battle the Iowa Wild. The first 1,000 fans 21-and-older will receive an IceHogs Beer Stein courtesy of Bud Light. Doors will open at 5:15 p.m. for a Blues Flame Lounge Friday. Fans 21-and-older are invited to enjoy live blues music, a happy hour special, and free appetizers at the Blue Flame Lounge on the main concourse.