National Hockey League's Chicago Blackhawks announced on Thursday that they
have loaned winger Rostislav Olesz to the American Hockey League's Rockford
Olesz, 28, skated in 50 games for Rockford
in 2011-12, notching 17g-24a-41pts. He began the '11-12 campaign with the
Blackhawks and appeared in six tilts with Chicago.
The Bilovec, Czech
Republic native was
acquired by the Blackhawks on June 24, 2011 from the Florida Panthers in
exchange for Brian Campbell. Olesz has played in 355 career NHL games,
including 349 with the Panthers, totaling 57g-75a-132pts.
The veteran winger was originally drafted by Florida in the first round (#7 overall) of
the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.