Gilbert has been recalled from Rockford (AHL) and will play in the Blackhawks season opener.
Gilbert was with the Blackhawks in Prague so the “recall” was just a formality. Gilbert was a third-round pick in 2015 and will play in his second career NHL game because Calvin de Haan and Connor Murphy are injured to begin the season. The 22-year-old blueliner had 14 points (5G / 9A) in 63 games in his first AHL season (2018-19).
The Blackhawks have recalled Dennis Gilbert from Rockford (AHL).
Gilbert was a third-round pick in 2015 and has 14 points (5G / 9A) in 59 games during his first pro season with Rockford. Gilbert could make his NHL debut as the season winds down.