Blackhawks activate defenceman Niklas Hjalmarsson from IR

Dmitry Kulikov smoked Peter Holland, Mark Borowiecki clobbered Joe Colborne and Marcus Foligno hammered Adam Erne.

The Chicago Blackhawks have activated defenceman Niklas Hjalmarsson off of injured reserve.

Hjlamarsson has been out since Feb. 23 with an upper-body injury, missing four contests.

The durable blueliner has missed just four games in the previous three seasons.

He has five goals and nina assists in 60 games this season.

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