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Kyle Cumiskey | Defenseman

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/2/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 180

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Defensemen Kyle Cumiskey and David Rundblad will both watch from the press box again in Game 6 Monday night.
The Blackhawks will keep the same lineup that led to wins in Games 4 and 5 on Monday night as the Hawks look to capture the Stanley Cup. That means Cumiskey and Rundblad will be healthy scratches while Trevor van Riemsdyk and Kimmo Timonen will suit up. Cumiskey has played in nine postseason games without tallying a point while averaging just 5:55 of ice time. Rundblad has played in only five playoff games this year and has yet to score as well. Jun 15 - 6:08 PM

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Kyle Cumiskey will be held out of the lineup as a healthy scratch in Game 4 Wednesday night against Tampa Bay.

This can’t be a surprise as Cumiskey was on the ice and attempting to defend Cedric Paquette on the game winning goal in Game 3 late in the third period. Cumiskey had played in all three games of the Stanley Cup Finals but was a minus two rating in only 17:47 of combined ice time between all three games. Coach Joel Quenneville will replace Cumiskey with veteran defenseman Kimmo Timonen.
Jun 10 - 7:54 PM

Kyle Cumiskey has played just over five minutes in the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final.

He logged 5:01 in Game 1 and 5:08 in Game 2, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that coach Joel Quenneville is considering making changes to his blueline for Monday night's match. He said that Trevor van Riemsdyk "could play" in Game 3, which would mean Cumiskey or David Rundblad, who has also seen limited action, might be coming out of the lineup.
Jun 8 - 10:28 AM

Klye Cumiskey will indeed dress for Game 1 Wednesday night versus the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Chicago will elect to keep the same defensive pairings from their 5-3 Game 7 victory over the Ducks on Sunday, May 30, which means both Cumiskey and David Rundblad will dress. Cumiskey saw just 8:31 of playing time while registering one shot on goal in Game 7 versus Anaheim and he's played in six games overall this postseason without picking up a point.
Jun 3 - 5:27 PM

Kyle Cumiskey is projected to participate in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

That's based on the defensive pairings used in Chicago's practice on Tuesday. Cumiskey has no points and a minus-one rating in six playoff contests.
Source: CSN Chicago
Jun 3 - 10:05 AM

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 Quenneville 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

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

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2Artem Anisimov
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4Andrew Desjardins
LW1Andrew Shaw
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RW1Patrick Kane
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D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Trevor Daley
4Niklas Hjalmarsson
5David Rundblad
6Trevor van Riemsdyk
7Kyle Cumiskey
8Michal Rozsival
G1Corey Crawford
2Scott Darling