CHICAGO (AP) - The Blackhawks have recalled forward Bryan Bickell from Rockford of the American Hockey League.
The physical winger was sent down Nov. 2 after he had no points in his first seven games of the season with Chicago. The 29-year-old Bickell had seven goals and seven assists in 12 games with the IceHogs.
The Stanley Cup champions carried a three-game losing streak into Sunday's home game against Winnipeg.
Bickell was selected by Chicago in the second round of the 2004 draft and signed a $16 million, four-year deal after he played a crucial role in the Blackhawks' 2013 Stanley Cup title. But he hasn't been able to live up to that contract, finishing with 14 goals and 14 assists in 80 games last season.