Blackhawks recall Bryan Bickell from Rockford
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With a few forwards banged up and the playoffs a week away, the Blackhawks recalled postseason hero Bryan Bickell on Wednesday.
Andrew Shaw and Marian Hossa are both day to day with injuries, and Artem Anisimov left Tuesday’s win over Arizona early after being boarded by Antoine Vermette.
Bickell hasn’t played for the Hawks since Jan. 8, and has no goals and two assists in just 23 games. In Rockford, he had 15 goals and 16 assists in 44 games. Bickell has 65 goals and 70 assists in 382 career games, and has twice been a postseason star for the Hawks. In 2013, he had nine goals and eight assists in 23 games, earning a four-year, $16-million contract that has become something of an albatross for the Hawks. The following postseason, Bickell had seven goals and three assists in 19 games. Last spring, he had just five assists in 18 games, and missed five of the six Stanley Cup Final games as he battled vertigo.