As expected, defenseman Nick Leddy was recalled from the Rockford IceHogs by the Hawks for Friday's game against the Ottawa Senators.
Leddy just won the bronze medal with Team USA at the 2011 World Junior Championships in Buffalo. He had two assists and a plus-1 in five games.
The 19-year-old made the Hawks out of training camp, benefitting from an injured Brian Campbell, and played in six games. He scored his first NHL goal and was a minus-1.
"It's definitely a good feeling [being back with the Hawks]," said Leddy, who will play with Jordan Hendry Friday. "Hopefully, I can help the team out the best I can."
Leddy called the World Juniors an amazing experience.
"We could have played a little better at the start, " Leddy said. "But I'm glad we went out on a positive note. It was definitely a really fun experience."
One of Joel Quenneville's most puzzling moves has come to an end. Center Jake Dowell is back in the lineup Friday against the Senators after being a healthy scratch the last two games.
"No one wants to sit and watch," said Dowell, who has the second-best plus/minus rating on the Hawks with a plus-10. "All you can do is learn from it and wait for your time and do what you're told and work hard."
Dowell is expected to center a line with Jack Skille and Troy Brouwer. Here are the other projected lines:
Stalberg -- Toews -- Kane
Kopecky -- Sharp -- Hossa
Bickell -- Bolland -- Pisani
Ryan Johnson, John Scott and Nick Boynton are expected to be the Hawks scratches.