The Chicago Blackhawks are set to begin a four-game homestand on Sunday night, and ahead of the game they have recalled goaltender Kevin Lankinen from the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs.
In 15 games so far this season with the IceHogs, Lankinen has a 3.17 goals against average and a .905 save percentage. He has posted a record of 7-7-1 in those 15 starts for Rockford.
The Blackhawks announced prior to Saturday's practice that goaltender Robin Lehner will be sidelined with a right knee injury.
The Blackhawks have cap space to use with Brent Seabrook and Calvin de Haan on long-term injured reserve, but they are carrying 23 players on their NHL roster, meaning that they will have to reassign a player to clear a roster spot for Lankinen.