Blackhawks Recall Kero and Schmaltz


The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have recalled forwards Tanner Kero and Nick Schmaltz from the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs.

Kero, 24, has four markers and four helpers in 22 games with the Blackhawks this season. He also shares fifth on the IceHogs with 20 points (7G, 13A) this year.

Schmaltz, 20, has four goals and six assists in 38 games with Chicago this season. He netted his first career NHL goal Oct. 15 against Nashville. The Verona, Wisconsin, native has also recorded nine points (6G, 3A) in 12 games with the IceHogs this season.

The Blackhawks return to action Saturday, Feb. 18 when they face off against the Edmonton Oilers at 6:00 p.m. at the United Center.

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