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02/13/2011 2:48 PM

Article By: Mike Peck

Chicago, Ill.- The Chicago Blackhawks have assigned defenseman Nick Leddy and forward Jeff Taffe to the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs.

Leddy, 19, has netted two goals in 18 games with the Blackhawks as well as 10 points (2G, 8A) in 22 AHL tilts with Rockford this season during his professional debut. The Eden Prairie, Minnesota, native won a bronze medal with Team USA at the 2011 World Junior Championships in Buffalo, New York, in January collecting two assists and a +1 plus/minus rating in five contests.

Taffe, 30, made his Blackhawks debut in Phoenix on Saturday, winning two faceoffs and logging 4:05 of ice time. The Hastings, Minnesota, native leads Rockford with 15 goals, including a team-high seven power-play markers, and 34 points (15G, 19A) in 44 regular-season tilts this year.

Next Home Game: Wednesday, Feb. 16 vs. Peoria Rivermen: The puck drops at 6:35 p.m. The Peoria Rivermen return to the MetroCentre for the third time in 2010-11. Every Wednesday night is a Taco Bell Dollar Day as fans can purchase $1 Vienna Beef hot dogs, Pepsi Products, Bud Select Drafts and companion tickets.