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Chicago Blackhawks recall Dylan Sikura and Carl Dahlstrom

By Stephen Yatsushiro
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 29: Dylan Sikura #95 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates in the first period against the Winnipeg Jets at the United Center on March 29, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Winnipeg Jets 6-2. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 29: Dylan Sikura #95 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates in the first period against the Winnipeg Jets at the United Center on March 29, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Winnipeg Jets 6-2. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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In the throes of an eight game losing streak, the Chicago Blackhawks are not in hockey Utopia. Looking for something, anything, they’ve recalled forward Dylan Sikura and defenseman Carl Dahlstrom from Rockford.

The Chicago Blackhawks find themselves going from bad to worse as they struggle to score and defend against goals. Fans and pundits have been clamoring for the return of skilled forward Dylan Sikura to add some scoring punch.

Hello, it’s me.

After a short stint with the big club, Sikura was sent down to Rockford to develop his professional game. After a slow start of drifting to the perimeter, he’s begun to heat up. In 25 AHL games this season, Sikura has totaled 9 goals and 9 assists.

He’s a plus-2 with only 4 penalty minutes. Additionally, he’s third in the AHL in shots and is currently leading the IceHogs in goals, points, even-strength points and plus-minus.

Hopefully, these AHL stats translate into a similar performance at the big show. Tonight’s tilt with the Pittsburgh Penguins will be quite a test for the youngster.

I saw the light in your eyes

The ugly rotation of defensemen has also forced the recall of big defenseman Carl Dahlstrom.  I thought Dennis Gilbert might get a shot with his steady play, but Dahlstrom has seen NHL minutes and can add size to the line up.

The ‘Hawks desperately need better structure in their own end and Jan Rutta and Brandon Manning have been exposed for what they are. Can Dahlstrom add that needed punch?

We shall see.

Well it wouldn’t have made any difference.

With the team falling into despair, it’s hard to predict if these moves will have any true impact. That said, nothing ventured is nothing gained and, for the Chicago Blackhawks, their last place standing in the NHL means they now have nothing more to lose and everything to gain.

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Tonight’s game at the United Center starts at 7:00 pm.  Let’s see if the ‘Hawks start at the same time.

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