Chicago Blackhawks Recall Dennis Rasmussen

By Keith Schultz

May 18, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing

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warms up across the center ice logo before game one of the Western Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Los Angeles Kings at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

The Blackhawks made a real dark horse pick when they recalled Dennis Rasmussen to join the team in time for the ice show road trip with the injured Kris Versteeg out and Daniel Carcillo out serving his 6 game suspension.

Many assumed it would be either Mark McNeill, Phillip Danault or Peter Regin but the Hawks went with Rasmussen who has 8 goals and 8 assists in 44 games so far this season. Not sure if it was salary cap related or if it was to keep the team chemistry up in Rockford but i’m really shocked that the name we receive on the recall sheet is Rasmussen.

I suppose that the Hawks didn’t want another second guessing road trip with one of their real young guns coming up so Rasmussen will just be an insurance policy during the road trip and not really expected to play much.

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