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Blackhawks recall Ben Smith

Updated: November 17, 2011, 5:52 PM ET
By Jesse Rogers | ESPNChicago.com

CALGARY -- Chicago Blackhawks forward Ben Smith will be joining the team on its current six-game road trip, the team announced Thursday.

Smith was scratched from his game Wednesday with the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL, the same day Rostislav Olesz was put on waivers, clearing a roster spot for Smith. The Blackhawks assigned Olesz to Rockford on Thursday.

"Ben is coming off an injury and I think he was back down there playing well," coach Joel Quenneville said after practice ...

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