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HJALMARSSON, HENDRY SENT TO ROCKFORD

Jordan Hendry and Nik Hjalmarsson were assigned to Rockford on Sunday.
10/26/2008 1:31 PM - Chicago, Ill.- Chicago Blackhawks General Manager Dale Tallon announced Sunday that defensemen Jordan Hendry and Niklas Hjalmarsosn have been assigned to the Rockford IceHogs.

Hendry has played in all eight games with the Chicago Blackhawks, accruing four penalty minutes.  Hjalmarsson has played in one game with Chicago this season, missing the last seven due to an upper body injury.

Both blue liners spent the majority of the 2007-08 season with the Rockford IceHogs. Hjalmarsson had four goals and nine assists in 46 games in Rockford.  He also made his NHL debut on Feb. 28, 2008 and recorded his first NHL point, an assist on March 23, 2008, in his first professional season.  Hendry played in 85 games between the IceHogs and Blackhawks in 2007-08. He made his NHL debut on Jan. 9, 2008 and scored his first career NHL goal on April 2, 2008.

Hendry is expected to play Sunday against the Chicago Wolves, while Hjalmarsson is not.

Next Home Game: The Rockford IceHogs are taking on the Manitoba Moose in the first of two home games against North Division opponents at 7:30 p.m. inside the Rockford MetroCentre.  It's Halloween and IceHogs are marking the holiday with Trick or Treating with IceHogs players after the game.  Any child under 12 who comes in costume will get $4 off any ticket and will be given a reusable shopping bag after the game to trick or treat with the IceHogs.