On Friday morning, the Chicago Blackhawks announced they were re-assigning a trio of players back to the Rockford IceHogs. Defensemen Nicolas Beaudin and Ian Mitchell, as well as forward Josiah Slavin, are headed back to the AHL.
Nicolas Beaudin, Ian Mitchell and Josiah Slavin have all been assigned from taxi squad to Rockford. IceHogs play at home tonight and tomorrow, so all three will see game action. #Blackhawks https://t.co/wsEmDLc735
— Carter Baum (@CarterBaum) January 14, 2022
Slavin has skated in 10 NHL games with the Blackhawks this season and 16 AHL games with the IceHogs. He recorded his first NHL assist on December 2 in his first-ever NHL game. He has four goals and eight points for the IceHogs this season.
Mitchell has skated in eight games with the Blackhawks this season, recording his only point of the season with an assist in the season-opening game on October 13. He has thee goals and 12 points for the IceHogs in 20 AHL games this season.
Beaudin has skated in two games with the Blackhawks this season, but has recorded only 1:11 minutes of action in his latest game on January 6 against the Arizona Coyotes. He has six points, all assists, in 22 AHL games with the IceHogs this season.
The move will likely be a short-term stint for the three players to give them game experience with the IceHogs, who play two games against the Cleveland Monsters tonight and tomorrow night in Rockford. The Blackhawks play tomorrow night in Chicago when they host the Anaheim Ducks.