After getting Kevin Lankinen and Erik Gustafsson back from COVID protocol yesterday, the Blackhawks are getting two more players back on the active roster today. Forwards Brandon Hagel and Sam Lafferty have rejoined the team. They have also recalled Josiah Slavin back from the IceHogs to the Taxi Squad.
Blackhawks announce Brandon Hagel and Sam Lafferty have been removed from COVID-19 protocol. Josiah Slavin has also been recalled and placed on the taxi squad.
— Scott Powers (@ByScottPowers) January 13, 2022
Lafferty was recently acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Alex Nylander trade and has not played with the Blackhawks yet this season.
Hagel rejoins the Blackhawks after missing this past three games for Chicago.
— Charlie Roumeliotis (@CRoumeliotis) January 13, 2022
Hagel has been one of the key contributors to the Blackhawks this season on and off the scoresheet. In 30 games played, Hagel has eight goals and 16 points, ranking second on the team in goals and tied for fourth on the team in points.
Chicago is home tonight, hosting the Montreal Canadiens on Andrew Shaw legacy night. Puck drop is at 7:30 p.m. CT.