The Rockford IceHogs, AHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks, have two games on the slate this weekend, starting with a trip to Grand Rapids to take on the Griffins.
Rockford is riding a two-game winning streak after losing the first four games of its season. Grand Rapids, the Detroit Red Wings' affiliate, has gotten off to a 1-3 start.
With the NHL lockout still going on, there are numerous Blackhawks playing in Rockford. Nick Leddy, Marcus Kruger and Andrew Shaw are just a couple of the guys playing with the IceHogs who saw significant playing time up with the big club last season. Kruger is currently tied atop the team with two goals and five points.
Rockford and Grand Rapids will drop the puck at 6:00 p.m. CT.
On Sunday, Rockford will return home to face the San Antonio Rampage, the Florida Panthers' affiliate. The Rampage are 2-3 on the season, including a shootout loss to the IceHogs on Thursday night.
Puck drop for Rockford and San Antonio is scheduled for 5:05 CT.