Chicago Blackhawks Farm Report: Rockford Prepares for Roster Turnover

January 8th, 2013 by Jon Fromi Leave a reply »
The Chicago Blackhawks will soon be playing hockey. As good as that feels to say, that does mean changes for Chicago's AHL affiliate in Rockford. Thirty-five games into their schedule and the IceHogs will now sport a different look to the roster.

With several key players soon to be toiling for the 'Hawks, Rockford began the process of replacing those skaters from lower levels. The IceHogs made several moves Monday, bringing back some familiar faces.

The Blackhawks reassigned forward Terry Broadhurst from the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL to Rockford, where he played in eight games last season. Broadhurst was second among Walleye scorers with 31 points (12 goals, 19 assists) in 36 games.

Rockford also brought two Toledo skaters on AHL contracts up in the face of impending departures. Forward Brandon Svendsen and defenseman Ben Youds, both of whom spent a lot of time with the IceHogs in 2011-12. Youds, who was recently named an ECHL All-Star, led all league defensemen in scoring with 27 points.

Svendsen has been the victim of injuries throughout his Rockford tenure and is just getting back to action following preseason arm issues ...

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