Canucks acquire Clendening from Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks defenceman Adam Clendening defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game. (Darryl Dyck/CP)

VANCOUVER – Defenceman Adam Clendening was acquired by the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Defenceman Gustav Forsling was sent to the Blackhawks organization in return.

Clendening has played in four NHL games this season, scoring a goal and adding an assist for Chicago.

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He has a goal and 12 assists with a minus-4 rating in 38 games with the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League this season.

The 18-year-old Forsling was selected in the fifth round of the 2014 draft by Vancouver. He has three goals and two assists with a plus-5 rating in 35 games with Linkopings HC of the Swedish Hockey League this season.

January 29, 2015 - 11:52 pm ET
van Vancouver Canucks
  • Adam Clendening
chi Chicago Blackhawks
  • Gustav Forsling
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