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David Rundblad | Defenseman

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 195
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David Rundblad will make his Chicago debut Sunday night in Buffalo.
Rundblad has skated in just 50 NHL games during his career and he's suited up in 12 games this campaign. He doesn't have any fantasy value yet. Mar 8 - 2:30 PM

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David Rundblad won't be in Chicago's lineup Thursday night.

He could make his Blackhawks' debut Sunday against the Buffalo Sabres. "He's a really talented player," GM Stan Bowman said. "David has excellent offensive skills. I think sometimes a change of scenery can help a player like him. Fitting in with the group we have here, I think he's got a lot of potential." Rundblad may have trouble cracking Chicago's deep defense corps, so he'll have to stand out when he gets his opportunity to play.
Mar 6 - 11:43 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired David Rundblad from the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for a 2014 second-round draft pick.

Rundblad was taken with the 17th overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry by the St. Louis Blues, but he hasn't worked out so far. This is the third time he's been traded and he's played in just 50 career NHL games. He does have some offensive upside, but we don't see him getting much, if any, power-play ice time in Chicago.
Mar 4 - 5:46 PM

David Rundblad has completed his AHL conditioning assignment.

Rundblad has four assists in six AHL games this season. He has no fantasy value in standard leagues at this time.
Mar 4 - 1:31 PM

The Coyotes announced Friday they’ve sent defenseman David Rundblad to their American Hockey League affiliate for a conditioning assignment.

Rundblad doesn’t have to clear waivers to go to Portland, but the assignment can only last up to two weeks. The move certainly seems to suggest that Brandon Gormley and Chris Summers will remain on the roster once the schedule picks up.

David Rundblad has played in three of the five Coyotes games thus far.

The good news for Rundblad owners is that he was not sent down when Rostislav Klesla returned to the lineup as former first round pick Chris Summers was. He is currently not in the top-six but with his offensive skills, he should be back in the lineup shortly. "If we can't find that skill up front, then let's get that skill on our blue line," GM Don Maloney said. "That's one thing he has and I think the more that we see him evolve this year, we'll see the skill that he has with the puck. He rivals (Mike) Ribeiro in a lot of ways." Rundblad will likely be a fixture on the point for the first power play unit in the future so try and grab him in keeper leagues.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 10:29:00 AM

Defenseman David Rundblad led the Phoenix Coyotes in scoring during the preseason with seven points in six games.

Rundblad did not score a goal in the preseason and coach Dave Tippett was quite impressed with his effort. "He's high skill," Tippett said. "He can make great plays. You're looking at him, can he handle the competitive parts of the game? And it's corner battles, net-front battles, things like that. He's never going to be a heavy, like you're not going to say, 'That guy Rundblad rag-dolled him and threw him down.' He does it through smarts and skill, and there have been a lot of great defensemen that have played that way. He reminds me of a player I used to play with in Pittsburgh in Larry Murphy. Murph, everybody said he wasn't a great skater but, ultimately, when he went into the corner, he used his smarts and his skill to win pucks." This could be Rundblad's breakout year so grab him late in deeper leagues.
Mon, Sep 30, 2013 09:37:00 AM

David Rundblad has agreed to a two-year deal with the Phoenix Coyotes.

There were reports that suggested Rundblad might end up signing with a KHL squad. He had 39 points in 50 AHL games and an assist in eight contests with the Coyotes.
Mon, Jul 22, 2013 03:50:00 PM

According to a Swedish newspaper, David Rundblad may head to the KHL per his agent.

He is a pending restricted free agent and has skated in just 38 career NHL contests over the past two seasons.
Thu, Jun 13, 2013 04:47:00 PM

Phoenix Coyotes reassign David Rundblad to AHL Portland.

Rundblad was recalled Saturday but never got into a game. He has one assists in eight NHL games this season.
Tue, Apr 9, 2013 03:39:00 PM

David Rundblad gets called up by the Phoenix Coyotes.

Rundblad has an assist in eight games with the Coyotes this season. He's got some offensive upside, but it could be a couple years before he has any fantasy value.
Sat, Apr 6, 2013 01:16:00 PM

David Rundblad was returned to the minors on Friday.

He has one assist in eight games with the Coyotes this season.
Sat, Mar 9, 2013 04:47:00 PM

David Rundblad has been summoned from the AHL by Phoenix.

He has skated in three games with the Coyotes this season, where he has averaged almost 15 minutes of ice time per match. Rundblad has been credited with four shots and five blocks, but his fantasy value is very limited behind offensive defenders Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Keith Yandle.
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 01:21:00 PM

David Rundblad has been sent down to the minors by the Phoenix Coyotes.

Rundblad has no points in three contests with Phoenix this season. He spent the last three games as a healthy scratch, so this move isn't surprising.
Tue, Feb 5, 2013 06:34:00 PM

The Phoenix Coyotes recalled David Rundblad from the AHL.

The defenseman has bounced around a bit this season. He played three games at the NHL level in 2013, failing to collect a point while registering a -1 rating. Andy Miele was sent down to the AHL in the mean time.
Sun, Feb 3, 2013 06:58:00 PM

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