Blackhawks recall F Bryan Bickell from minors
CHICAGO (AP) The banged-up Chicago Blackhawks have recalled forward Bryan Bickell from Rockford of the American Hockey League.
The 30-year-old Bickell has spent much of this season with the IceHogs after helping Chicago win the Stanley Cup last year. The rugged winger, who signed a $16 million, four-year deal in 2013, has 65 goals and 70 assists in 382 NHL games, all with the Blackhawks.
Forwards Andrew Shaw and Marian Hossa missed Chicago's 6-2 victory over Arizona on Tuesday night due to injuries, and center Artem Anisimov left in the second period after taking a big hit. The Blackhawks did not practice on Wednesday, so the next update on Anisimov's status likely will be Thursday morning's skate before their game against St. Louis.
Chicago also announced it had signed forward Tyler Motte to a three-year contract that begins at the start of next season. Motte, a fourth-round pick in the 2013 draft, had 32 goals and 24 assists in 38 games this season with the University of Michigan.