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Blackhawks Assign Hayes To Rockford

CHICAGO (CBS) - The Chicago Blackhawks have moved forward Jimmy Hayes to the American Hockey League's Rockford IceHogs.

Hayes, 22, had four goals, seven points and six penalty minutes in 13 games with the Blackhawks during his National Hockey League debut.

Hayes was originally selected in the second round of the 2008 National Hockey League Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Blackhawks acquired him via trade in 2010.

Before signing with Chicago, Hayes spent three seasons at Boston College, where he posted 42 goals and 39 assists in 117 collegiate tilts, and helped lead the Eagles to the 2010 NCAA championship.

After the NHL All-Star Break, the Blackhawks will face off against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena on Tuesday, January 31 at 9:00 P.M. (CT).

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