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Blackhawks Recall Ian Mitchell Ahead of Game vs. Dallas

It was a convenient transaction for the Hawks as Mitchell was already in the area with the IceHogs for a weekend series vs. the Texas Stars.
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Ahead of Saturday's game vs. the Dallas Stars, the Chicago Blackhawks recalled defenseman Ian Mitchell from the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL.

The team did not specify a corresponding move.

It was a convenient transaction for the Hawks as Mitchell was already in the area with the IceHogs for a weekend series vs. the Texas Stars. Mitchell recorded an assist in Rockford's 3-1 victory over Texas on Friday night.

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