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Rockford assigns Youds to Walleye


TOLEDO, Ohio - The Toledo Walleye announced that the Rockford IceHogs have assigned defenseman Ben Youds to the club.

The Walleye are the ECHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League and the Rockford IceHogs and Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League.

Youds, a native of Maple Grove, Minn., has appeared in three games this season with IceHogs and has two assists. He is coming off of a year in which he appeared 57 games in Rockford with four goals and 13 assists. He also played in one game with Toledo last season, scoring the game-winning goal in overtime on Dec. 27 against Chicago.