Hawks send Taffe, Leddy to Rockford

The Chicago Blackhawks sent forward Jeff Taffe and defenseman Nick Leddy to Rockford of the AHL.

Taffe played in Saturday’s game against the Phoenix Coyotes, filling in for the flu-ridden Jake Dowell.

Leddy’s demotion is most likely a cost-saving measure as he has been up and down between Rockford and the Hawks several times this season. The Hawks don’t play again until Wednesday, when they host the Minnesota Wild.