Blackhawks send G Fallon to Blues

The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired goaltender Hannu Toivonen and defenseman Danny Richmond from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for goaltender Joe Fallon and have assigned both players to the American Hockey League's Rockford IceHogs.

Toivonen, 25, has notched an 11-11-3 record with a 2.73 goals-against average and a .906 save percentage in 26 games with the AHL's Peoria Rivermen this season. He has appeared in 61 career NHL games with the Boston Bruins (2005-07) and St. Louis (2007-08) registering an 18-24-10 record with a 3.37 goals against average and an .890 save percentage.

Richmond, 25, has posted 15 assists, 16 points and 135 penalty minutes in 54 contests with the Rivermen this season. The Chicago native was a member of the Blackhawks organization for parts of three seasons (2005-08), which includes collecting two assists and 68 penalty minutes in 39 games. He has appeared in 49 career NHL games with the Blackhawks and Carolina Hurricanes (2005-06).

"Hannu and Danny will add great depth to our Rockford team and will have an immediate impact on their roster," Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said. "I am happy with this move because it bolsters what is already a strong IceHogs lineup."

Fallon, 25, has a 15-10-1 record with a 2.64 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage in 29 games this season with Rockford. He was originally drafted the Blackhawks with their ninth choice, 167th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.