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David Rundblad | Defenseman

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 187
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The Chicago Blackhawks are likely to stick with the same lineup against the Anaheim Ducks in Game 7 of the WCF.
The group generated a 5-2 win in a "must" situation in Game 6, so it's not too surprising that Joel Quenneville is sticking with it. It will be interesting to see how depth defensemen such as David Rundblad fare under the pressure. May 30 - 5:24 PM
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David Rundblad will in fact replace Kimmo Timonen in the Hawks lineup for Game 6 against the Ducks.

Updating an earlier report, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville will in fact insert Rundblad over the veteran Kimmo Timonen Wednesday night as he previously hinted at during the team’s morning skate earlier in the day. Rundblad has only played in one game during the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs, which was Game 1 versus Anaheim. He registered a minus one rating and played just 10:47. He will pair up with Johnny Oduya while Kyle Cuminsky will skate with Brent Seabrook.
May 27 - 8:01 PM

David Rundblad is slated to play in Game 6 against Anaheim on Wednesday night.

Coach Joel Quenneville wouldn't confirm the move, but the Blackhawks bench boss apparently told Rundblad to "come ready" to the rink for the match. Kimmo Timonen stayed on the ice late, sp Rundblad appears to be drawing for the him. Rundblad hasn't played since Game 1 of the Western Conference Final and it was a rough outing defensively for him.
May 27 - 1:23 PM

David Rundblad and Daniel Carcillo will both be healthy scratches in Game 5 Monday night against the Ducks.

Kyle Cuminsky has settled into the third defensive pairing with Kimmo Timonen for the Blackhawks which means Rundblad will not crack the lineup once again. The 24-year-old defenseman has only suited up for one playoff game this year and played just 10:47 in Game 1 versus the Ducks. Carcillo continues to be a healthy scratch and has yet to dress this postseason.
Source: NHL.com
May 25 - 5:23 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks will be running just one lineup change on Tuesday night for Game Two, Kyle Cumiskey will step in for David Rundblad on the blue line.

Hopefully for the Blackhawks Cumiskey can come in and take a bit of extra pressure of their top-four defenders in Duncan Keith, Keith Seabrook, Niklas Hjalmarsson, and Johnny Oduya. Cumiskey has not dressed for the Hawks since Feb. 27th, but does have six career playoff games to his credit as a member of the Colorado Avalanche in 2009-10. He's of little threat to score however, with just 37 points in 145 total games. Daniel Carcillo, Kris Versteeg, Joakim Nordstrom, and Antti Raanta will each watch from the press box.

David Rundblad will probably be a healthy scratch on Tuesday.

As previously mentioned, Rundblad didn't have a role in Chicago's top three defensive pairings during Monday's practice. Afterwards, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville also seemed to hint that Kyle Cumiskey would take Rundblad's place. That's not surprising after Rundblad was limited to 10:47 minutes in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final.
Source: CSN Chicago
May 19 - 9:37 AM

David Rundblad was the odd-man out during Monday's practice.

It looks he'll be scratched in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final in favor of Kyle Cumiskey. Rundblad made his NHL playoff debut in Game 1 against Anaheim and he was on the ice for two goals against.
May 18 - 5:14 PM

David Rundblad logged 10:47 of ice time in his NHL playoff debut on Sunday.

He got to dress in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final because Michal Rozsival suffered a fractured left ankle in Game 4 versus Minnesota, which is expected to sideline him for the rest of the playoffs. It wasn't a good start for Rundblad, who was on the ice for Anaheim's first two goals of their 4-1 victory over Chicago. Rundblad finished the game with a minus-1 rating and three hits.
May 18 - 10:29 AM

David Rundblad joined Kimmo Timonen at Thursday's practice.

Rundblad is expected to make his NHL playoff debut in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals against Anaheim and Timonen has averaged just 9:25 of ice time per game in the postseason. Duncan Keith was paired with Niklas Hjalmarsson and Johnny Oduya skated alongside Brent Seabrook in the session. The defense tandems aren't set in stone for Round 3, but that would probably result in a third pairing that won't see much playing time.
May 14 - 2:39 PM

David Rundblad was paired with Duncan Keith during Chicago's practice on Sunday.

It looks like Rundblad will join the Chicago lineup because of the injury to Michal Rozsival. The two defensemen have played together this season, but Rundblad has also spent a good amount of time in the press box. It will be interesting to see if coach Joel Quenneville is willing to trust Rundblad with so much responsibility once the Conference Finals begin.
May 10 - 12:56 PM

David Rundblad, Antti Raanta, Daniel Carcillo, Kyle Cumiskey, Joakim Nordstrom and Michael Paliotta will be healthy scratches in Game Four against Minnesota.

The Blackhawks will look to finish the Wild off on Thursday. If they are unable to do so, Game Five will take place on Saturday.
May 7 - 9:37 PM

David Rundblad, Kyle Cumiskey and Michael Paliotta will all be healthy scratches in Sunday's game two tilt on Sunday.

The lineups will make no changes to their defense from Game One. The pairings during the pre-game warmup were: Keith-Rozsival, Oduya-Hjalmarsson, Seabrook-Timonen. The Hawks were very good in the first and third periods of Game One, but they allowed three goals in the middle frame. They will want to have a more complete effort on Sunday. Goaltender Antti Raanta is also a healthy scratch for Game Two.
May 3 - 8:26 PM

David Rundblad, Michael Paliotta, and Kyle Cumiskey will be healthy scratches in game three of the best-of-seven series against Nashville.

The Blackhawks are not making any changes to their defense pairings from their last game. Rundblad, 24, a good chunk of the season as a healthy scratch for Chicago, and that won't change in the playoffs (unless an injury occurs). The Hawks defense pairings in warmup are: Keith-Roszival, Timonen-Seabrook and Oduya Hjalmarsson.
Apr 19 - 2:58 PM

Defensemen David Rundblad, Michael Paliotta, and Kyle Cumiskey will watch from the press box for Game 1 Wednesday night.

Rundblad will give way to Michal Rozsival for Game 1 but may get a chance to play in a playoff game soon. Paliotta is a 22-year-old rookie who played in just one game this season where he recorded an assists and two shots on goal. Cumiskey was recalled on April 12th as insurance and had only dressed in seven games this season without picking up a point. It’s very likely that both players will just participate in practices for experience during the Blackhawks playoff run.
Apr 15 - 8:34 PM

David Rundblad, Kyle Baun and Michael Paliotta are healthy scratches in Thursday's game versus Vancouver.

Rundblad has three goals and 13 points in 45 games this season. Both Baun and Paliotta have yet to play a game this season.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 2 - 8:49 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
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