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Blackhawks Recall Salak

Alexander Salak #53 of the Chicago Blackhawks makes a save against the Pittsburgh Penguins during a preseason game at Consol Energy Center on September 22, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Alexander Salak #53 of the Chicago Blackhawks makes a save against the Pittsburgh Penguins during a preseason game at Consol Energy Center on September 22, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

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(CBS) The Chicago Blackhawks announced Wednesday they have recalled goaltender Alexander Salak from the AHL Rockford IceHogs.

Salak, 24, helped lead Farjestad BK to the 2011 Swedish Elitserien championship, ranking second among league netminders with a 1.97 GAA and .926 save percentage in 33 regular-season contests.

He was acquired by the Blackhawks, along with forward Michael Frolik, in a trade with the Florida Panthers on Feb. 9. The Strakonice, Czech Republic, native made his North American debut during the 2009-10 season, being honored as an American Hockey League All-Star in the midst of compiling a 29-14-0 record and a .910 save percentage over 50 games with the AHL’s Rochester Americans.