Blackhawks send struggling Bryan Bickell to AHL's Rockford IceHogs

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks have reassigned slumping forward Bryan Bickell to Rockford of the American Hockey League.

The 29-year-old Bickell has no goals and two assists in 23 games with Chicago. This is his second stint with the IceHogs this season.

Bickell signed a $16 million, four-year contract after he played a key role in the Blackhawks' run to the 2013 Stanley Cup title. He hasn't been able to live up to that deal.

Chicago announced the move before Sunday's 5-2 win over Montreal.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.