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Blackhawks Recall Skille From Rockford

10/14/2009 10:11 AM

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The Chicago Blackhawks have recalled right wing
Jack Skille from the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs.

Skille, 22, has been held scoreless in two games with the Blackhawks this season. The seventh overall pick in the 2005 National Hockey League Entry Draft, Skille registered one goal in three North American preseason games with Chicago before being held scoreless in the team’s two contests in Zurich, Switzerland as part of the Victoria Cup. Last season, he recorded one goal and five penalty minutes in eight regular-season games over two stints with the Blackhawks, which includes appearing in the squad’s first six regular-season matchups from Oct. 10 to 19.

The Madison, Wisconsin, native spent the majority of the 2008-09 season with Rockford, tying for second on the squad with a career-high 20 goals and finishing fourth with a career-best 45 points in just 58 games. Overall, Skille has appeared in 26 games with the Blackhawks over the last three seasons (2007-09) collecting six points (4G, 2A). The Blackhawks (3-1-1) host the Edmonton Oilers at the United Center on Wednesday at 7:30 P.M. The game can be seen locally on Comcast SportsNet and heard on Chicago’s WGN Radio 720.