Goaltender Kevin Lankinen reassigned to Rockford

Netminder returns to IceHogs following Collin Delia's recall to Chicago

Dec 18, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS – The NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks announced Monday afternoon that they have reassigned goaltender Kevin Lankinen from the ECHL’s Indy Fuel to the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs, while recalling former Indy netminder Collin Delia from the IceHogs. 


Lankinen, 23, appeared in two games during his most recent stint in Indy, stopping 58 of 67 shots in a pair of Fuel losses. The native of Helsinki, Finland is 4-2-0 in six appearances with Indy this season, alongside a 3.18 goals against average and an .893 save percentage.


In four outings with Rockford this season, Lankinen is 1-2-1 with a 2.69 goals against average an a .889 save percentage. The netminder earned his first AHL victory with a 36-save performance on Dec. 2 against the San Antonio Rampage. 


Signing a one-year NHL contract with the Blackhawks prior to this season, Lankinen helped HIFK to a Liiga Bronze Medal in the Finnish Elite League in 2017-18.


The Fuel wrap up a three-game homestand this Friday as they take on the Toledo Walleye at Indiana Farmers Coliseum.


Single-game tickets are now on sale for the Fuel’s 5th anniversary season at Indiana Farmers Coliseum! Lock up your seat for every second of the action at Indiana Farmers Coliseum with a Fuel Ticket Plan – grab yours by heading to or by calling the Fuel front office at 317-925-FUEL. Don’t forget to follow the Fuel on FacebookTwitter, Instagram and Snapchat (IndyFuel) for news, updates, contests and much more throughout the 2018-19 season. 



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