In wake of Bryan Bickell’s injury, the Blackhawks have recalled forward Jeremy Morin from Rockford.
Morin had 11 points in 10 games for Rockford and contributed two assists in six games for the Blackhawks this season. Depending on the health of Marian Hossa, Morin should fill in on the third line next to Andrew Shaw and Kris Versteeg. Should Hossa be unable to go Thursday night, it’s likely Sheldon Brookbank suits up at forward again.
Bickell’s injury is described as a lower-body injury with Coach Joel Quenneville saying the forward could be out “a bit”. In Quenneville’s language, “a bit” likely means Bickell will be out the next few games at least and could miss more than that. During the Blackhawks run to the Stanley Cup, Bickell played through a sprained knee.