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Jeremy Morin sent to Rockford

The Chicago Blackhawks sent forward Jeremy Morin down to the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL.

Morin, 19, had an assist and was a +2 in five games with the Hawks.

The move may be salary-cap related as Chicago is short-handed at wing with Patrick Kane suffering a lower-body injury on Sunday and expected to miss some time.

Chicago hosts the Dallas Stars on Wednesday.