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The Blackhawks assigned forward Ben Smith to the Rockford IceHogs on Monday morning.

Smith, who was recalled during the Blackhawks' trek to Western Canada during their circus trip in November, had one goal in seven games with the Blackhawks. Smith was a healthy scratch for four games during his time in Chicago this season, getting back in the lineup against the New York Islanders on Dec. 2.

The Blackhawks will travel to Minnesota tomorrow and take on the Wild on Wednesday night.