Before the Blackhawks’ morning skate on Tuesday, the club placed defenseman Seth Jones on injured reserve and recalled Alec Regula from Rockford.
Regula appeared in one game with the Blackhawks already this season but was sent to the IceHogs to make room for Jake McCabe’s return from IR. Regula has two goals in four games for Rockford this season.
Jones, 28, leads the Blackhawks in average ice time but broke his thumb in Saturday’s loss in Buffalo. He is expected to miss 3-4 weeks.
It’s also noteworthy that Petr Mrazek was on the ice for the morning skate today. He’s been out with a groin issue.