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Blackhawks recall Trevor van Riemsdyk from the AHL

The young defenseman has been rehabbing a wrist injury since April.

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The Blackhawks announced Friday they have recalled defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk from the Rockford Icehogs of the American Hockey League.

Van Riemsdyk was an effective player for the Hawks in 18 games before suffering a fractured knee cap when he was struck by a shot against the Dallas Stars on Nov. 16. The 23-year-old then suffered a right wrist injury while playing for the IceHogs during his recovery and underwent surgery April 7. With an eight week timetable, he was expected to return June 2.

Van Riemsdyk notched one assist while averaging 13:32 minutes for the Hawks. He had three assists in eight games with Rockford.

Van Riemsdyk has been cleared to skate, but coach Joel Quenneville said he won't play in Game 4. Quenneville wouldn't rule out him out for the series though saying, "we'll see."

The Hawks, who trail the Western Conference Final series 2-1, host the Anaheim Ducks in Game 4 at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the United Center.