Blackhawks assign Abbott and Forsling to AHL


The Chicago Blackhawks assigned a pair of players, forward Spencer Abbott and defenseman Gustav Forsling, to the AHL today.

Abbott returns to Rockford after just one game. He logged 8:34 in last night’s 4-3 overtime victory over Buffalo.

Forsling, meanwhile, has played 32 games (1G, 3A) for the ‘Hawks this season. The 20-year-old rookie surprisingly made the club out of training camp, but has seen his average ice time fall as the season has progressed.

Last night, two veteran defensemen, Brian Campbell and Michal Rozsival, were scratched against the Sabres. The ‘Hawks don’t have any injuries on the back end, and Forsling can be sent to the AHL without having to clear waivers.

Chicago hosts Carolina tonight. With Abbott going down, expect Jordin Tootoo to return to the lineup.


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