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The Chicago Blackhawks recalled forward Marcus Kruger from the AHL on Saturday. To make room for Kruger, the team assigned forward Brandon Pirri to Rockford.
Kruger appeared in seven regular-season games and five postseason games with the Hawks last season. Pirri had an assist in the Hawks' season-opening loss to the Stars on Friday.
The Blackhawks will open their home schedule on Saturday night at the United Center.