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Kyle Cumiskey | Defenseman | #26

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/2/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 180
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 7 (222) / Col
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Kyle Cumiskey has signed with Skelleftea AIK in Sweden.
Cumiskey had a goal and five points in 17 AHL contests last season. The 29-year-old defenseman is a veteran of 139 career NHL games. Jul 23 - 5:07 AM

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Kyle Cumiskey is no longer dealing with an undisclosed injury.

Cumiskey will be able to play for AHL Rockford if he successfully clears waivers. He inked a one-year, $575,000 contract with Chicago on Thursday.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 06:21:00 PM

Kyle Cumiskey has been placed on waivers by the Chicago Blackhawks.

Cumiskey inked a one-year, $575,000 contract with Chicago on Thursday. It's a one-way deal, but that amount is small enough to completely bury in the AHL from a cap perspective.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 01:00:00 PM

Kyle Cumiskey has inked a one-year, $575,000 deal with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Cumiskey's contract is one-way, so he'll earn that amount even if he gets sent to the minors. It wouldn't be surprising to see him be sent down anyways and even if he does stick with Chicago, it would be in a depth role. Or more accurately, it would eventually be in a depth role because he's hurt and is believed to be a few weeks away from returning.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 11:45:00 AM

Kyle Cumiskey has agreed to a tryout contract with the Rockford IceHogs.

He suited up in just seven regular season games and nine playoff matches with the Chicago Blackhawks last season and then became a free agent.
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 03:21:00 PM

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.
Source: NHL.com
Mon, Jun 15, 2015 06:08:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 07:54:00 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.
Mon, Jun 8, 2015 10:28:00 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.
Wed, Jun 3, 2015 05:27:00 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
Wed, Jun 3, 2015 10:05:00 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.
Thu, May 21, 2015 02:38:00 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
Tue, May 19, 2015 09:35:00 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.
Mon, May 18, 2015 04:57:00 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.
Sat, May 9, 2015 10:48:00 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.
Sun, Apr 12, 2015 08:48:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Toews
2Artem Anisimov
3Marcus Kruger
4Vince Hinostroza
LW1Artemi Panarin
2Tyler Motte
3Andrew Desjardins
4Dennis Rasmussen
RW1Patrick Kane
2Marian Hossa
3Richard Panik
4Ryan Hartman
5Jordin Tootoo
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Brian Campbell
4Niklas Hjalmarsson
5Trevor van Riemsdyk
6Michal Kempny
7Michal Rozsival
8Gustav Forsling
G1Corey Crawford
2Scott Darling
3Lars Johansson