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Blackhawks recall Viktor Svedberg from AHL

With Michal Rozsival dealing with a lower-body injury, Chicago adds an eighth defenseman to the active roster.

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The Chicago Blackhawks recalled defenseman Viktor Svedberg from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League, the team announced Tuesday.

With Michal Rozsival questionable because of a lower-body injury, Svedberg will add some depth on the blue line. Svedberg is now the eighth defenseman on the active roster.

Svedberg, 24, played 15 games earlier this season and registered a goal and an assist. During that time, the 6-foot-8 blue liner, helped the Hawks while Duncan Keith recovered from knee surgery.

Svedberg averaged 17 minutes, 13 seconds of ice time during his stint earlier this season and had a Corsi percentage of 49. He has posted a goal and nine assists in 30 games for Rockford this season. In 114 career regular-season games with the IceHogs across three seasons he has registered 33 points (6 goals, 27 assists).

The Blackhawks return from the All-Star break when they face the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night at Pepsi Center.