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Blackhawks Bits: Reichel returns; Dach moves to wing; another European import?

A quick round-up from the last 24 hours.

Dallas Stars v Chicago Blackhawks Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images

The Chicago Blackhawks were back on the ice for practice on Wednesday, with the team’s top prospect among them.

On Tuesday evening, the Blackhawks announced that 2020 first-round pick Lukas Reichel had been recalled from the Rockford IceHogs and he spent Wednesday’s practice skating on the team’s second line with a pair of Chicago’s No. 3 overall picks.

The more interesting part of that line combination is that Toews is in the center with Reichel and Dach on his wings. All three players are primarily centers by trade although Reichel and Dach’s futures there could be debated. Certainly something to watch going forward.

Here were the rest of the line combinations from practice:

Here’s a comment from coach Derek King on playing Reichel on the wing:

And here’s Reichel talking after practice:

A fifth line of Philipp Kurashev, MacKenzie Entwistle and Henrik Borgstrom was also together at practice, making up what could probably be called the “healthy scratchy for the next game” line.

In other news on Wednesday, the Blackhawks released a new structure for their season ticket packages, with some decreases reported. A few details follow from Chicago Tribune reporter Phillip Thompson:

Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times also has more information available in this article.

One other news item to share this Wednesday: according to this Swedish media report (and interpreted in English via Google Translate), the Blackhawks are “in agreement” with Swedish defenseman Filip Roos. The 23-year-old blue-liner appeared in 50 games with Skelleftea in Swedish’s top division of hockey, scoring one goal with five assists. In three playoff games, Roos had an assist.