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David Rundblad | Defenseman | #5

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 187
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (17) / STL
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David Rundblad and the Chicago Blackhawks have mutually agreed to a termination of his contract.
As a result, there will be no cap hit for the Blackhawks, which could help them try to sign pending unrestricted free agent Jimmy Vesey. "David indicated to us that he wanted to kind of get a fresh start, so I think he's looking to maybe pursue some other opportunities, whether it's in the NHL or maybe in Europe," GM Stan Bowman said earlier this month. He played in just nine games with Chicago last season and has 113 matches of NHL experience over his career. Jul 26 - 11:05 AM

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The Chicago Blackhawks have placed David Rundblad on waivers with the purpose of buying out his contract.

Rundblad had one year left on his deal at $1.05 million. The buyout means Chicago will be charged with cap hits of $133,333 this season and $183,333 the year after that. "I think he’s looking to maybe pursue other opportunities, whether in the NHL or Europe, I can’t speak for him," Hawks GM Stan Bowman said. "He’s still a young guy and he wants to get back to playing a lot of hockey and that’s why he wanted to go to Europe mid-season. We were willing to honor that request. We’ll let him find a spot where he knows he’ll be a regular player every day."
Source: CSN Chicago
Jul 3 - 11:02 AM

David Rundblad will make his 2016 playoff debut on Thursday night.

It's an interesting roll of the dice by Hawks coach Joel Quenneville. Rundblad played just nine games in the NHL in 2015-16 and his last one came on Dec. 13. The 25-year-old finished the regular season in the AHL, so he has played hockey since December, but not at the NHL level. Michal Rozsival will be a healthy scratch.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 21 - 9:35 PM

Despite earlier reports, David Rundblad will be scratched for Tuesday's Game 4 against the Blues.

Rundblad has not yet appeared in the series. Through five career playoff games he has no points and six hits.
Apr 19 - 9:14 PM

David Rundblad could be the lineup for Game 4 on Tuesday.

"I told him to be ready to get into the series today," coach Joel Quenneville said. Rundblad played just nine regular-season games with Chicago this season.
Apr 19 - 4:25 PM

David Rundblad has been called up by Chicago.

He picked up two assists in nine games with the Blackhawks this season. Rundblad also played in 10 games in the minors and 11 contests with the ZSC Lions of Switzerland's National League A.
Apr 11 - 5:50 PM

David Rundblad has been assigned from the ZSC Lions in Switzerland to AHL Rockford.

Rundblad had two goals and 15 points in 13 games during his stint with the Lions. He registered two assists in nine contests with the Chicago Blackhawks earlier in the season.
Mar 18 - 1:34 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks have loaned David Rundblad to the ZSC Lions of Switzerland’s National League A, and are receiving $905K in cap relief.

The Lycksele, Sweden, native has seen just nine games with Chicago this season and just 53 overall since being acquired in March of 2014. In fact, the former 17th overall pick in 2009's draft has played in 113 career games with Ottawa, Phoenix/Arizona, and Chicago with just 25 points and little else to his credit. He will ding Chicago's cap at just $100K through the end of the season, after which he'll become an unrestricted free agent.
Jan 3 - 1:21 PM

David Rundblad has been sent to AHL Rockford.

He has appeared in just nine games with Chicago this season and was placed on waivers Monday. Rundblad cleared Tuesday afternoon and he served as a healthy scratch against Arizona.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 04:25:00 PM

David Rundblad cleared waivers Tuesday, but remained with the Blackhawks.

He was listed as a healthy scratch against Arizona on Tuesday night.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 12:06:00 PM

David Rundblad has been placed on waivers by Chicago.

If he clears then he'll probably go to the minors. Rundblad has had a hard time cracking Chicago's lineup, while dressing in just nine games this season. The Blackhawks brought up Erik Gustafsson on Monday.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 01:03:00 PM

David Rundblad will be scratched from Tuesday's match with Dallas.

This will be Rundblad's fifth straight game in the stands, and he's seen just nine overall thus far. If you've played less than 10 games by the holiday break, you probably don't have any fantasy value.
Source: Steve Hunt
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 07:53:00 PM

David Rundblad and Brandon Mashinter will each be scratched from Sunday's match with San Jose.

Through 23 combined games, Rundblad and Mashinter have posted just three points, 15 PIMs, and 22 hits. Not much fantasy value there, unfortunately.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 05:58:00 PM

As expected, David Rundblad will play Tuesday night against Nashville.

He has been a healthy scratch for 17 straight games, but will get to play because of Trevor Daley's suspected head injury. Rundblad is projected to skate with Michal Rozsival in the third pairing.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 02:18:00 PM

David Rundblad will probably get into the lineup Tuesday because of Trevor Daley's injury.

If he gets the call then it will be his first game since Oct. 29. Rundblad has had a hard time cracking Chicago's lineup this season and has sat frequently as a healthy scratch.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 10:49:00 AM

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3Marcus Kruger
4Nick Schmaltz
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2Tomas Fleischmann
3Andrew Desjardins
4Brandon Mashinter
RW1Patrick Kane
2Marian Hossa
3Richard Panik
4Ryan Hartman
5Jordin Tootoo
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Brian Campbell
4Niklas Hjalmarsson
5Trevor van Riemsdyk
6Erik Gustafsson
7Michal Kempny
8Michal Rozsival
9Viktor Svedberg
G1Corey Crawford
2Scott Darling