Blackhawks assign Philipp Kurashev to Rockford, recall Josiah Slavin

Hawks appoint Kurashev to Rockford, remember Slavin initially appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

The Blackhawks have actually appointed forward Philipp Kurashev to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League and remembered forward Josiah Slavin, the group revealed Monday night.

Kurashev, 22, has absolutely no objectives and 5 helps in 19 video games with the Blackhawks this season and had actually been a healthy scratch in Tuesday’s 5-2 loss to Calgary. He logged just 6:25 of ice time in the Vancouver video game prior to that.

“I needed to get a guy back in and I think he was fighting it a little bit,” interim head coach Derek King stated of the choice to scratch Kurashev. “Sometimes it’s good to watch a game from up top.”

Kurashev had a great novice season with 8 objectives and 8 helps in 54 video games however hasn’t rather taken that next action in his advancement. He might most likely take advantage of a stint in Rockford, where he will certainly play top-six minutes and on the very first power-play system to get his self-confidence back up.

The Blackhawks calling Slavin is a testimony to simply how far he’s come considering that being taken in the seventh round (No. 193 general) of the 2018 NHL Draft. He is the more youthful sibling of Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin.

Josiah Slavin, 22, was connected for 3rd on the IceHogs in points (8) and very first with a +7 ranking. He has 4 objectives and 4 helps in 15 AHL video games this season and is most likely to make his NHL launching eventually throughout the three-game journey.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.