The Chicago Blackhawks recalled forwards Phillip Danault and Ryan Hartman and defensemen Ville Pokka and Viktor Svedberg from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League, the team announced Monday.
Danault, 22, recorded 38 points (13 goals, 25 assists) in 70 regular-season games and five points (three goals, two assists) in eight postseason games. The first-round pick of the 2011 NHL Draft appeared in two games with Chicago this season.
Hartman, 20, registered 37 points (13 goals, 24 assists) in 69 regular-season games and three points (two goals, one assist) in eight postseason tilts. The West Dundee, Ill. native made his NHL debut with the Hawks on Feb. 13. The 2013 first-round pick logged three shots and two hits.
Pokka, also 20, tallied 30 points (eight goals, 22 assists) in 68 games in his first professional season in North America. He added three assists in eight playoff games for Rockford. The Finnish defenseman was acquired from the trade that sent Nick Leddy to the New York Islanders on Oct. 4.
Svedberg, 23, had 14 points (three goals, 11 assists) in 49 regular-season games. The Swede had four assists in eight playoff games.
Stephen Johns likely would have been on Black Aces duty if he did not break his forearm in Rockford's Game 5 loss on Sunday. Tanner Kero, Robin Norell and Vincent Hinostroza were all on amateur tryout contracts and could not be recalled.
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