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Jeremy Morin Returns to the Blackhawks Lineup.

By Sean Fitzgerald

Oct 26, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks wing

Jeremy Morin

(11) with the puck during the second period against the Minnesota Wild at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Jeremy Morin has been in the Blackhawks system since 2010-11. Morin came to the Blackhawks via trade in 2010 as a part of a five player trade. The Blackhawks sent Dustin Byfuglien, Brent Sopel, Ben Eager, and Alim Aliu to Atlanta. In return the Blackhawks received Jeremy Morin, Marty Reasoner, and Joey Crabb. Morin would spend three seasons in Rockford with brief stints with the Blackhawks. Most people thought Morin would be a shoe in to make the Blackhawks. He was a young and upcoming player. He had shown in his time at Rockford that he was ready for the next level. Morin appeared in 158 games in Rockford. He scored 56 goals and registered 54 assists for a plus 13 rating.

Despite a good camp from Morin’s perspective, he was sent down to Rockford. Morin appeared in 4 goals and 4 assists in 8 games in Rockford this season. On October 25, Jeremy Morin was re-called up to the Blackhawks.

Since Morin’s recall on October 25th, he has played very little. Morin has appeared in five games and recording two assists. His average ice time in those five games was nine minutes and 18 seconds. The rumor has been that Morin is in Coach Quenneville’s doghouse. Morin has not appeared in a Blackhawks game since the overtime loss to Calgary.  Morin seems to be getting a second chance to prove his worth. Every writer in the world has stated that Morin will return to the Blackhawks lineup Thursday night against Phoenix.

My question is that a good move?