(CBS) The Blackhawks have recalled 22-year-old forward Joakim Nordstrom from the AHL’s Rockford Icehogs, the team announced Wednesday.
Nordstrom has played in 10 games for Chicago this season, registering a goal and an assist. His NHL debut was Oct. 1 against Washington.
Nordstrom has 33 points in 58 games with Rockford this season.
As for Nordstrom’s role? 670TheScore.com’s hockey columnist Jay Zawaski envisions limited playing time.
“Nordstrom was one of the Hawks stars, along with Teuvo Teravainen, of the preseason. However, when the regular season began, he struggled and was sent down. Nordstrom skated on a line with Brandon Bollig and Marcus Kruger at practice. If he is, in fact, in the lineup on Thursday, it will be in a bottom six role.”