Chicago Blackhawks: Jeremy Morin Finally Takes the Ice

October 15th, 2011 by Jon Fromi Leave a reply »
Jeremy Morin isn't on an NHL roster this fall, but he may just be the happiest player in the world this weekend.

The 20-year-old made his return to game action in Abbotsford Friday night with the AHL's Rockford Ice Hogs. Morin, who spent nine games with Chicago last season, had not played in any kind of contact hockey in over nine months—since sustaining a concussion January 15th.

Morin had apparently been cleared to play before Sunday's Ice Hogs game in Peoria, but the organization chose to give him the extra time to get his game legs underneath him..

When you've been out of commission for nearly a year, what's another week?

Morin made the most of his return to action, scoring a first-period goal despite Rockford dropping a 4-3 decision to the Heat. The 'Hawks prospect worked through traffic to set up a five-holing of goalie Leland Irving.

The second-round pick of the Thrashers/Jets organization in 2009, Morin was the big piece obtained for Dustin Byfuglien, Brett Sopel and Ben Eager. Morin had a goal and two assists in his time with the Blackhawks, and he looked to be on the way to a spot on the team this seas ...

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