Blackhawks recall Hagel, shut down Shaw and Smith


The Blackhawks made a few mid-level roster moves prior to tonight’s game in Sunrise, FL against the Panthers and former Chicago head coach Joel Quenneville.

Blackhawks team physician Dr. Michael Terry announced that forwards Andrew Shaw and Zack Smith will miss the remainder of the season. Shaw has been out because of concussion protocol and Smith, who had been out of the lineup with a lacerated hand, will also undergo back surgery on March 6, 2020.

Blackhawks recall Hagel, shut down Shaw and Smith

Forward Brandon Hagel was recalled to the Blackhawks on an emergency basis, Saturday (photograph courtesy of Chicago Blackhawks)

In a corresponding move, Blackhawks recall forward Brandon Hagel from the Rockford IceHogs on an emergency basis. Hagel has 30 points (19 goals, 11 assists) in 55 games with Rockford, this season. His 19 goals are first among Rockford players and his 30 points are third on the team.

(Ed. note – Hagel was later sent back to Rockford)

The Blackhawks play at Florida tonight at 5 p.m. That game can be seen on NBC Sports Chicago and heard on WGN Radio.

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