CHICAGO – The Blackhawks have placed defenseman Cody Franson on injured reserve with an upper-body injury.
Franson has missed the Hawks’ past two games. The Hawks also lost defenseman Jan Rutta to an upper-body injury in the second period of Tuesday night’s 3-2 overtime win against Florida.
Defenseman Ville Pokka was promoted from Rockford of the American Hockey League on Wednesday. The 23-year-old Pokka had three goals and nine assists in 26 games with the IceHogs.
The Hawks have won three in a row heading into Thursday night’s game at Winnipeg.