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James Wisniewski appeared in conditioning games on Thursday and Saturday last weekend at the Rockford MetroCentre. (Photo by Greg Hamil)
12/16/2008 5:53 PM

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D-man paces IceHogs with three goals and four points on Saturday

Chicago, Ill.- The Chicago Blackhawks have recalled defenseman James Wisniewski from the Rockford IceHogs and have activated him from Injured Reserve.

Wisniewski, 24, who was on a long-term injury exception conditioning loan, appeared in two games with Rockford, capped by a three-goal, four-point night in the squad’s 7-2 win over the Chicago Wolves on Saturday.

The Canton, Michigan, native has not appeared in any games with the Blackhawks this season while recovering from a knee injury sustained during the offseason. Last season, he led Blackhawks defensemen and ranked second overall on the squad with a career-high 103 penalty minutes, while registering career bests with seven goals, 19 assists and 26 points in 68 matchups.

Wisniewski has appeared in 137 games over the last three seasons with Chicago, racking up 43 points (11G, 32A) and 178 penalty minutes.

Next Home Game: Friday, Dec. 19: Houston Aeros vs. Rockford IceHogs at 7:30 p.m. Rock Valley College, WTVO and the Rockford IceHogs are bringing back The Superfan.  Cameron Hughes will be giving away t-shirts and causing a general ruckus throughout the night.