With veteran defenseman Steve Montador headed to Rockford of the AHL for a conditioning stint, the Chicago Blackhawks recalled forward Jimmy Hayes on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old Hayes can play both wing and center and had 22 goals and 17 assists in 58 games with the IceHogs this season.

The 6-foot-6, 221-pound Hayes appeared in 31 games with the Hawks during the 2011-12 season and had five goals and four assists.