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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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David Rundblad is trying to cement his place in Chicago's lineup.
He scored his second career goal, and first since 2011-12, in last Sunday's win over Toronto. Rundblad followed that up by logging a season-high 19:27 of ice time in Tuesday's loss to Winnipeg. He's been in and out of the lineup for Chicago, but he's hoping he can continue to play regularly when the Christmas break is over. He's been competing with Tim Erixon for playing time and appears to have the inside track right now. . Dec 26 - 7:35 AM

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David Rundblad suited up for the Blackhawks on Tuesday.

He sat as a healthy scratch for Chicago's last five games. Rundblad got to play because Duncan Keith was sidelined with an illness.
Dec 17 - 12:04 PM

Despite the Hawks playing Saturday night on Long Island, David Rundblad will remain a healthy scratch on Sunday at home to Calgary.

Newly acquired defenseman will skate on the left side with Michal Rozsival on their third pairing instead. Rundblad has only made it into 13 games this season, just two thus far in December.
Dec 14 - 6:41 PM

David Rundblad will remain a healthy scratch Saturday night on Long Island.

Since breaking into the NHL in the 2011-12 season, Rundblad has played just 68 games on three different teams. Which is to say he lacks much fantasy value even in the deepest of leagues.
Dec 13 - 6:07 PM

David Rundblad is a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against Boston.

The 24-year-old has averaged 10:36 of ice time in 13 games this season. He has three assists and a plus-7 rating this season.
Dec 11 - 7:01 PM

David Rundblad will be a healthy scratch against the Calgary Flames on Thursday.

Rundblad has been a scratch in two of Chicago's last three games. The 24-year-old has two assists in nine games this season.
Nov 20 - 8:11 PM

David Rundblad was back in Chicago's lineup on Sunday.

He had been relegated to the press box since he played against Calgary on Oct. 15. Rundblad posted one shot and he saw just 6:34 of ice time in a 2-1 win over Ottawa. He replaced Michal Rozsival in the lineup.
Oct 27 - 11:56 AM

David Rundblad is hoping to make the Chicago Blackhawk's roster out of training camp.

With the Hawks being over the salary cap, they will probably have to trade either Johnny Oduya or Nick Leddy, which may open up a spot for Rundblad."I know what kind of player I am," said Rundblad. "I know what I’m good at and what I need to improve on. I’m working hard to do that. I just need to play my best, and hopefully I’ll get a good chance to play this year."
Oct 4 - 10:46 AM

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

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

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D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Niklas Hjalmarsson
4Johnny Oduya
5Michal Rozsival
6David Rundblad
7Tim Erixon
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