The Canucks acquired Adam Clendening from the Blackhawks for Gustav Forsling.
Clendening, 22, is a solid puck-moving defenseman who has had a hard time cracking the roster in Chicago. He has registered 13 points (1G / 12A) in 38 games with Rockford (AHL) this season and his move to Vancouver immediately makes him their top D prospect. You could see him swap places with Frank Corrado and be playing with the Canucks right away.
The Blackhawks have sent Adam Clendening back to Rockford (AHL).
Clendening, 22, had a goal and an assist in four games with the Blackhawks during his recall. He had served as a healthy scratch in the last three games, so they are sending him back to Rockford to get some games in.
Source: Scott King 12/4/14, 12:57 pm EST
Adam Clendening will make his NHL debut on Thursday.
Clendening, 22, was recalled when Trevor van Riemsdyk went out with a knee injury and should be able to stick with the Hawks in TVR’s spot for the next 3-4 months. Clendening is an averaged sized with above average offensive instincts. He can move the puck around with ease, which is why he will see second power-play minutes in his debut.
The Blackhawks recalled Adam Clendening from Rockford (AHL) on Tuesday.
With Trevor van Riemsdyk out for 3-4 months, the Blackhawks have recalled Clendening. He has four points in 16 AHL games this season, which gives him 22 goals and 87 assists (109 points) in 163 AHL games. He is an offensive threat from the blue line that should seen second unit power-play time when he gets into the lineup for his NHL debut.