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Blackhawks recall Andreas Martinsen on emergency basis

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Another player could make his Blackhawks debut this season.

NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Montreal Canadiens Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

With Matthew Highmore leaving Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Blues due to an injury, the Chicago Blackhawks needed another forward for their NHL roster.

And they added one Tuesday morning by calling up forward Andreas Martinsen on an emergency basis from the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL.

Martinsen came to the Hawks in an October trade for Kyle Baun, and has spent the entire 2017-18 season with the IceHogs, scoring 12 goals with 14 assists in the 61 games he’s played.

A native of Norway, the 27-year-old Martinsen has played in 110 NHL games in his career, most of them with the Colorado Avalanche, with seven goals and 11 assists in those games. He did not record a point in two playoff games with the Montreal Canadiens last season.

With no other available players on the roster, Martinsen will likely be in the lineup against one of his old teams Tuesday night when the Blackhawks host the Avalanche at the United Center for a 7:30 p.m. faceoff.

And he’ll make a bit of history, should he play: