Blackhawks assign Forsling to IceHogs

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MONTREAL, QC – OCTOBER 10: Gustav Forsling #42 of the Chicago Blackhawks looks on against the Montreal Canadiens during the NHL game at the Bell Centre on October 10, 2017 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Montreal Canadiens 3-1. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

The Chicago Blackhawks have assigned defenseman Gustav Forsling to the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs.

Forsling, 22, spent the majority of the 2017-18 season with the Blackhawks, logging 13 points (3g, 10a) in 41 games. He set career-high marks in games played, goals, assists and points, and produced his first career three-point effort with a goal and two helpers on Dec. 8 vs. Buffalo.

The Linköping, Sweden native was assigned to Rockford on Jan. 21 last season and concluded the campaign with five points (2g, 3a) in 18 contests with the IceHogs. Forsling also suited up for each of Rockford’s 13 postseason games and tallied one goal and four assists during the Calder Cup playoffs.

Overall, the blueliner has combined for 18 points (5g, 13a) in 79 career NHL games with Chicago, and 13 points (3g, 10a) in 48 career AHL contests with Rockford.

Forsling was originally selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the fifth round (126th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft.

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