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Thursday, December 29, 2011
Hawks recall Hayes, send Pirri down

By ESPNChicago.com

The Chicago Blackhawks recalled forward Jimmy Hayes and assigned forward Brandon Pirri to Rockford.

Hayes, 22, ranks third on the IceHogs with 13 assists and leads club rookies with 18 points in 28 games in his first full professional campaign. The 6-foot-5, 220-pounder signed a three-year deal with the Hawks last spring, leaving Boston College after his junior season.

Pirri, 20, has two assists and a +3 rating in four games with the Blackhawks this season.