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Chad Ruhwedel | Defenseman | #2

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 191
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Chad Ruhwedel will be a healthy scratch in Saturday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Ruhwedel hasn't played a game since Dec. 27 because he's been scratched and injured. The 27-year-old has one goal and two assists in 30 games this season. Teddy Blueger will also watch the game from the press box. Feb 17 - 6:52 PM

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Chad Ruhwedel (upper body) skated with the Penguins but is still unable to play.

The defenseman suffered an upper body injury just after the Christmas break and while it was said that he would be week-to-week, he could be ready to return this week. He has a goals and three points in 30 games so don't put him in your lineup for his offensive ability.
Jan 14 - 9:06 AM

Chad Ruhwedel (upper body) will not play Saturday afternoon against Detroit.

He is still dealing with an upper-body injury that has kept him out of the lineup since the end of last month. Consider Ruhwedel day-to-day.
Jan 13 - 11:58 AM

Chad Ruhwedel (upper body) might be back in the lineup Sunday night versus Boston.

Ruhwedel is listed as a game-time decision, but he skated on the team's fourth pairing during the morning session. He hasn't played since Dec. 27 due to an upper-body injury.
Jan 7 - 12:12 PM

Chad Ruhwedel (upper body) has been moved to the injured reserve list.

As previously reported, Ruhwedel is considered week-to-week. He has a goal and three points in 30 contests this season.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 05:43:00 AM

Chad Ruhwedel has been sidelined with an upper-body injury.

Ruhwedel is regarded as week-to-week. He has a goal and three points in 30 games in 2017-18.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 01:31:00 PM

Chad Ruhwedel had a goal and an assist in the Penguins' 4-2 loss to Colorado on Monday.

It was a very rare showing for Ruhwedel, who now has three points in 27 contests this season. His last multi-point game was on March 8 versus Winnipeg.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 06:37:00 AM

Chad Ruhwedel will be a healthy scratch in Saturday's game against Buffalo.

The Penguins are going with the same lineup that beat Buffalo 4-0 last night, which means Greg McKegg will also watch the game from the press box.
Sat, Dec 2, 2017 06:46:00 PM

Chad Ruhwedel will be a healthy scratch in Wednesday's game against the Vancouver Canucks.

He has just one assist in 18 games with the Penguins this season. It'll be his second straight game in the press box.
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 06:41:00 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced that Chad Ruhwedel and Josh Archibald will be scratched tonight against the Blackhawks.

Despite the Penguins dropping last night's contest in OT to the Blues, they have elected to make no lineup changes tonight. Ruhwedel and Archibald have no fantasy upside.
Thu, Oct 5, 2017 08:14:00 PM

Chad Ruhwedel will be a healthy scratch in Wednesday's game against the St. Louis Blues.

Ruhwedel had two goals and eight assists in 34 games during the regular season and he also suited up in six games during Pittsburgh's Stanley Cup run last year. The 27-year-old won't carry any fantasy value this season. Josh Archibald will also be scratched tonight.
Wed, Oct 4, 2017 08:10:00 PM

Chad Ruhwedel has re-signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins to a two-year, $1.3 million contract.

Ruhwedel had two goals and 10 points in 34 games in 2016-17. When everyone is healthy, Ruhwedel will probably serve as the seventh defenseman, but he's an inexpensive and solid option for that role.
Thu, Jun 22, 2017 04:39:00 PM

Chad Ruhwedel (concussion) has declared himself available for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

That doesn't necessarily mean that Ruhwedel will draw into the lineup, but it gives the Penguins another option. He has no points and a minus-three rating in six playoff games.
Sun, May 28, 2017 01:49:00 PM

Chad Ruhwedel (concussion) skating with the Penguins Thursday morning.

Ruhwedel was wearing a non-contact jersey though. He won't play in Game 7 Thursday night, but if the Penguins advance then there is a chance he'll be available for the Stanley Cup Final.
Thu, May 25, 2017 12:26:00 PM

Chad Ruhwedel (concussion) will not play in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Ruhwedel stayed in Pittsburgh to continue his rehab after he was concussed in Game 4 against the Ottawa Senators. Coach Mike Sullivan said that the Penguins defender is making some progress.
Tue, May 23, 2017 12:24:00 PM

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