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Chad Ruhwedel | Defenseman | #2

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 191
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Chad Ruhwedel (upper body) took part in Monday's practice.
Ruhwedel will be a game-time decision in Game 1 on Wednesday, per Penguins coach Mike Sullivan. He had two goals and 10 points in 34 regular season games. Apr 24 - 4:19 PM

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Chad Ruhwedel (upper body) joined the Penguins for Sunday's practice.

Ruhwedel wasn't available for the first round of the playoffs. "Just practice and trying to get in the game shape again, and hopefully get to do some more battle drills coming up in the near future," Ruhwedel reported. It remains to be seen if he'll be available for Game 1 of the second round.
Apr 23 - 5:05 PM

Chad Ruhwedel skated on his own Saturday as he has an upper body injury.

Ruhwedel has missed the opening series of the playoffs but had he been healthy he likely would have been a healthy scratch. The defenseman is a depth player but you need those players in the playoffs as there are always plenty of injuries.
Apr 23 - 10:35 AM

Chad Ruhwedel is listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

He probably would have been scratched for Game 1 against Columbus anyway.
Apr 11 - 2:24 PM

Chad Ruhwedel will be rested against the Rangers on Sunday.

Over 34 games this season Ruhwedel posted 10 points and 36 hits.
Apr 9 - 7:22 PM

Chad Ruhwedel and Brian Dumoulin are projected to be scratched against Toronto on Saturday.

Through 34 games with the Penguins this season, Ruhwedel has posted 10 points. Dumoulin has picked up 15 points along with 98 blocks and 113 hits in 69 games thus far.
Apr 8 - 3:43 PM

Chad Ruhwedel is on the ice warming up for Wednesday's match with the Blackhawks.

Thus your sign that he'll be on the blue line tonight. The 26-year-old defender has 10 points in 62 career NHL games. He also has six goals and 18 points in 28 games down on the farm this season.
Mar 29 - 7:37 PM

Chad Ruhwedel (upper body) is listed as a game-time decision for Wednesday night.

However, coach Mike Sullivan also said that Ruhwedel is probable to return after missing Sunday's game with an upper-body injury.
Mar 29 - 1:21 PM

Chad Ruhwedel missed Tuesday's practice because of an upper-body injury.

That was the reason why he didn't play Sunday against Philadelphia. He is considered day-to-day.
Mar 28 - 6:19 PM

Chad Ruhwedel will be a healthy scratch in Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Ruhwedel had played over 20 minutes per game in each of his last four contests, but he'll sit for David Warsofsky. Ruhwedel has two goals and six assists in 29 games this season. Josh Archibald is also expected to watch from the press box.
Mar 26 - 6:46 PM

Chad Ruhwedel registered three assists in a 7-4 win against Winnipeg Wednesday night.

That's quite the change of pace for Ruhwedel, who now has seven points in 20 games this season. This was his first career multi-point contest.
Mar 9 - 6:16 AM

Chad Ruhwedel got back in the lineup on Friday against Columbus.

He had been a healthy scratch for the previous eight games, but got a chance to play because of injuries to Justin Schultz (concussion) and Olli Maatta (hand). Ruhwedel was paired with minor-league recall Steve Oleksy in his 12th appearance of the season.
Feb 18 - 10:14 AM

Chad Ruhwedel will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Calgary Flames.

Ruhwedel has been scratched in four straight games (including tonight). Hagelin has one goal and two assists in 11 games this season. Carl Hagelin remains out with a concussion.
Feb 7 - 7:23 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled Chad Ruhwedel from the minors.

The move was needed when the Penguins placed Kris Letang on the injured reserve list. Ruhwedel was sent to the minors only four days ago and had a quick recall. He has a goal and two points in five games but he could be a healthy scratch Monday as Taylor Chorney should draw into the lineup.
Jan 16 - 10:21 AM

Chad Ruhwedel has been sent to the minors.

Ruhwedel was scratched on Sunday and then missed Wednesday's contest due to an illness. He has a goal and an assist in five games with Pittsburgh this season.
Jan 12 - 4:53 PM

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