This one is a framer! (Claus Andersen/NHLI via Getty Images)

Well this certainly came out of nowhere. The Blackhawks recalled 2009 1st Round pick Dylan Olsen today and placed 2011 5th round pick Andrew Shaw on the active roster. This news came on the heels of the Blackhawks announcing that Steve Montador and Marcus Kruger would both go on IR.

Olsen is a big (6-2, 214 LBS) stay at home defenseman that the Hawks could certainly use. It will be interesting to see who Q pairs him up with – most likely Sami Lepisto or Sean O’Donnell. This year at Rockford, Olsen is a -4 and has 1 goal and 1 assist in 30 games. Some speculated in the off-season that the Ryan Stanton might be the first Ice Hogs defenseman to get called up this year, but it appears Olsen has impressed the Blackhawks enough to be given that honor.

Shaw, 20, has appeared in 33 games with the Ice Hogs this season and has 12 goals to go along with 9 assists and a whopping 80 penalty minutes. Shaw has all the makings of a good 4th line energy player. By NHL standards  he is a smaller player (5’10, 180 LBS) but he has shown a willingness to fight well above his weight class.

Olsen is listed as #34 on the Blackhawks website while Shaw has been assigned #65.