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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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Chicago has re-signed David Rundblad to a two-year contract.
He had 14 points and a plus-17 rating in 49 games with the Blackhawks last season. Rundblad also suited up in five playoff games for the Stanley Cup champions. Jun 29 - 3:26 PM

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Chicago sounds like they would like to retain restricted free agent David Rundblad.

"I think David has shown nice progress," GM Stan Bowman said. "We like what he brings to the table." Rundblad skated in 49 games with the Blackhawks in 2014-15 and he appeared in five playoff contests.
Jun 24 - 5:09 PM

David Rundblad will be the most notable healthy scratch for Chicago in Game 4 Wednesday night versus the Tampa Bay Lightning.

With Johnny Oduya healthy enough to dress and Kimmo Timonen replacing Kyle Cumiskey, Rundblad will once again be the odd man out on defense. The Blackhawks will continue to use Trevor van Riemsdyk in place of Rundblad after head coach Joel Quenneville was impressed with the youngsters performance in limited action. Joining Rundblad in the press box is Bryan Bickell, Kyle Cumiskey, Daniel Carcillo, Phillip Danault, Ryan Hartman, Joakim Nordstrom, Michael Paliotta, Ville Pokka, and Viktor Svedberg.
Jun 10 - 7:55 PM

David Rundblad will be a healthy scratch for Game 3 Monday night when the series heads to Chicago.

Rundblad had played in Games 1 and 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals but head coach Joel Quenneville will go with the youngster, Trevor van Riemsdyk, in Game 3. Rundblad had also played four straight games and was a plus three but never saw more than eight minutes in any of the games. If van Riemsdyk is able to shine, then Rundblad may have a more permanent role on the bench for the remainder of the Finals.
Jun 8 - 7:58 PM

David Rundblad isn't projected to play in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night.

Based on the morning skate, Rundblad will come out and Trevor van Riemsdyk will make his NHL playoff debut. Rundblad has played in five games during the 2015 postseason and he has averaged only 7:29 of ice time.
Jun 8 - 1:36 PM

Updating an earlier report, David Rundblad will suit up on defense for Game 1 Wednesday in Tampa Bay.

Rundblad will dress in his third consecutive game for the Blackhawks Wednesday night after not playing at all in Chicago’s first two series wins over Nashville and Minnesota. Even though he has played under six minutes in both Games 6 and 7 versus Anaheim, he is very excited to get the chance to play and is still hoping to make a difference in the Stanley Cup Finals. "Tampa is a really good team – fast, skilled," Rundblad said. It’ll be exciting and I’m excited, too, to play. It’s a pretty cool experience to be here."
Jun 3 - 5:40 PM

David Rundblad is likely to remain in the lineup for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Chicago's practice lines on Tuesday suggested that its defense would remain unchanged from the pairings used in Game 7 of the Western Conference Final. Rundblad has played in Chicago's last two games, but he's logged under six minutes in each of those contests.
Source: CSN Chicago
Jun 3 - 10:02 AM

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.
Source: OC Register
May 30 - 5:24 PM

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.
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

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5Andrew Desjardins
6Viktor Tikhonov
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Trevor Daley
4Niklas Hjalmarsson
5David Rundblad
6Trevor van Riemsdyk
7Kyle Cumiskey
G1Corey Crawford
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