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Kyle Cumiskey | Defenseman

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/2/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185

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Kyle Cumiskey is expected to play again against Anaheim in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final.
He admitted to being a bit nervous in his first appearance during Game 2, but coach Joel Quennville liked what he saw from the 28-year-old blueliner. "I expect him to even improve because he's got another layer with the puck," Quenneville said. "I think offensively he has speed and quickness, he can get involved a little bit more with moving up ice, off the point as well. I think defensively he's fine." Cumiskey logged 18:34 of ice time in the triple overtime marathon Tuesday night. May 21 - 2:38 PM

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Kyle Cumiskey is projected to play in Game 2 on Tuesday.

As previously mentioned, Cumiskey practiced alongside Johnny Oduya on Monday. Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville also hinted at the defensive change. "He'll be excited about getting in the lineup," coach Joel Quenneville said of Cumiskey. "He brings some speed, some quickness. I think he defends with his quickness in the puck area. I think offensively he's got some pace to his game as well. It will be a good opportunity for him to come in and help us and bring some quickness to our team." Cumiskey would take David Rundblad's roster spot.
Source: CSN Chicago
May 19 - 9:35 AM

Kyle Cumiskey took part in Chicago's practice drills on Monday alongside Johnny Oduya.

David Rundblad was bumped from the club's three pairings, so he could be scratched for Game 2 of the Western Conference Final. Cumiskey dressed in seven games for the Blackhawks during the regular season and he hasn't played in the playoffs since 2010 when he was a member of the Colorado Avalanche.
May 18 - 4:57 PM

Look for Kyle Cumiskey to replace the injured Michal Rozsival in the Blackhawk lineup.

Rozsival is out for the rest of the playoffs with a fractured left ankle and the Hawks will have to rely on either Cumiskey or David Rundblad to take his place for the balance of the post season. Tough break for the Hawks. Rozsival gets a lot of criticism for what he can't do, but he is a reliable NHL rearguard and he will be missed.
May 9 - 10:48 AM

Kyle Cumiskey was recalled from AHL Rockford to Chicago on Sunday evening.

Since making his NHL debut during the 2006-07 season with Colorado, Cumiskey has seen just 139 NHL games (all but seven with Colorado) while registering nine goals and 35 points with 48 PIMs. In 54 games with Rockford this season, he posted two goals and 20 points so don't expect to see him unless an injury to the defense occurs.
Apr 12 - 8:48 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks demoted defenseman Kyle Cumiskey to the minors.

Cumiskey isn't a fantasy factor so JFYI.
Feb 28 - 4:59 PM

Kyle Cumiskey is a healthy scratch in Sunday's game against Boston.

Joining him in the press box are Tim Erixon and Ben Smith.
Feb 22 - 3:36 PM

Kyle Cumiskey will play in his third straight game for the Blackhawks Wednesday night against Detroit.

Since being called up from the AHL, Cumiskey continues to see ice time on the blue line. He has been paired up with Brent Seabrook for his last two games but has yet to pick up a point. With Cumiskey dressing, David Rundblad and Tim Erixon have been healthy scratches.
Feb 18 - 5:13 PM

Chicago has brought up Kyle Cumiskey.

Tim Erixon is day-to-day with a lower-body injury, so Cumiskey will provide the Blackhawks with a healthy extra body on the back end. He hasn't played in the NHL since the 2010-11 campaign with Colorado.
Feb 13 - 10:38 AM

Kyle Cumiskey has been placed on waivers by the Blackhawks.

He cracked Chicago's roster out of training camp as the team's eighth defender, but he hasn't been in the lineup yet. The Hawks have received good contributions from young blueliners David Rundblad and Trevor Van Riemsdyk, so Cumiskey may head to the minors if he clears.
Thu, Oct 16, 2014 12:13:00 PM

Kyle Cumiskey has signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Cumiskey had four goals and 28 points in 45 Swedish league games in 2013-14. He also has nine goals and 35 points in 132 career NHL contests.
Wed, Jul 2, 2014 01:16:00 PM

Kyle Cumiskey reportedly wants to cut ties with the Anaheim Ducks so that he would become a free agent should he eventually choose to return to the NHL.

Cumiskey signed a one-year deal with the Swedish Elite League's Modo, but Anaheim took him to arbitration so that they could retain his NHL rights. An arbitrator handed Cumiskey a one-year, two-way contract worth $744,000 at the NHL level. Cumiskey had 29 points and 44 penalty minutes in 57 AHL games in 2011-12.
Wed, Aug 1, 2012 09:51:00 AM

Kyle Cumiskey has agreed to a one-year deal with the Swedish Elite League's Modo.

Cumiskey had 29 points and 44 penalty minutes in 57 AHL games last season. He's also scored nine goals and registered 26 assists in 132 career NHL contests.
Tue, Jul 17, 2012 09:46:00 AM

The Anaheim Ducks have called up Kyle Cumiskey.

Cumiskey has two goals and 16 points in 36 AHL games this season. He might make his NHL season debut on Tuesday.
Mon, Feb 20, 2012 12:40:00 PM

Kyle Cumiskey has been sent to the minors.

Cumiskey didn't end up playing with the Ducks during his NHL stint. He'll report to the Syracuse Crunch.
Wed, Jan 18, 2012 09:51:00 AM

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C1Jonathan Toews
2Antoine Vermette
3Brad Richards
4Marcus Kruger
5Teuvo Teravainen
6Joakim Nordstrom
LW1Patrick Sharp
2Brandon Saad
3Bryan Bickell
4Daniel Carcillo
RW1Patrick Kane
2Marian Hossa
3Kris Versteeg
4Andrew Shaw
5Andrew Desjardins
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Kimmo Timonen
4Niklas Hjalmarsson
5Johnny Oduya
6David Rundblad
7Michal Rozsival
8Kyle Cumiskey
9Trevor van Riemsdyk
G1Corey Crawford
2Scott Darling
3Antti Raanta