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Blackhawks recall Ian Mitchell, place Brett Connolly in COVID-19 protocols – NBC Chicago

The Chicago Blackhawks made two roster changes on Saturday, recalling defenseman Ian Mitchell from the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs and placing forward Brett Connolly under NHL COVID-19 protocols.

The Blackhawks previously reassigned Mitchell to Rockford on Friday, but recalled him before Saturday’s game against the Anaheim Ducks. The blue liner has appeared in eight games with the Blackhawks this season, with one assist under his belt.

In 21 games with the IceHogs, Mitchell has three goals and 10 assists.

Connolly had a season of ups and downs, starting the year with the IceHogs and later being suspended for four games after an illegal hit on Dallas Stars forward Tanner Kero following his recall earlier this season.

The forward has had 15 penalty minutes in four NHL games this season.

The Blackhawks and Ducks drop the puck at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, with the game airing on NBC Sports Chicago.

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