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Chad Ruhwedel | Defenseman

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 181
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Chad Ruhwedel suffered a concussion when he was hit by Philadelphia's Zac Rinaldo at the 4:29 mark of the third period on Sunday.
Rinaldo has a hearing scheduled for Monday for the play. "Those are the type of hits that we have to get rid of," coach Ted Nolan said. "Those are not only dangerous hits but you're also putting a fellow player in jeopardy of his career. Head injuries, concussions, we all know how serious they are and we still have guys with flying elbows going directly to the head." Ruhwedel has one assist and a minus-3 rating in 21 games with the Sabres this season. Apr 7 - 10:13 AM

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Chad Ruhwedel was called up from the minors on Saturday March 15.

Ruhwedel had two shots on goal in 15:11 minutes of playing time on Saturday. He has now played in 17 career games and is searching for his first NHL point.
Mar 16 - 3:04 AM

Chad Ruhwedel stayed with the Sabres in Carolina even though he was returned to AHL Rochester before Thursday's game.

He was with the team on an emergency basis, but he could be brought on board shortly as a regular recall.
Mar 14 - 8:55 AM

Chad Ruhwedel was called up on an emergency basis after Alexander Sulzer was injured, so he could be on his way back to the minors.

He may stay up with the Sabres if they make him a regular recall. "I'm not 100 percent on the rules as far as if he was called up on emergency for Sulzer or not, so we'll have to wait and see," interim coach Ted Nolan said. His status is a little cloudy right now.
Mar 13 - 3:01 PM

Chad Ruhwedel was called up from the minors on Sunday.

Rudwedel played 15:56 minutes on Sunday and was minus-one with a minor penalty. He has now played in 15 NHL games during his career but has yet to garner a point.
Mar 10 - 1:34 AM

Chad Ruhwedel has been sent to AHL Rochester.

Ruhwedel has four goals and 17 points in 34 AHL contests this season. He has participated in 14 career NHL games and is searching for his first point at that level.
Feb 7 - 12:07 PM

Chad Ruhwedel will make his season debut with the Sabres on Saturday night.

"He can skate. We need good puck-moving defensemen," interim coach Ted Nolan said. "Everybody looks for them and he'll have his opportunity tonight." Ruhwedel feels better acclimated to the pro game than he did during his seven NHL appearances last season out of college.
Jan 25 - 3:38 PM

The Buffalo Sabres have summoned Chad Ruhwedel.

Ruhwedel has four goals and 17 points in 34 games this season. He wasn't able to record a point in seven contests with Buffalo in 2013 and he hasn't made his NHL debut this season.
Jan 24 - 3:32 PM

Chad Ruhwedel has been returned to AHL Rochester.

Ruhwedel didn't end up getting any playing time with the Sabres. He has four goals and 14 points in 26 contests in 2013-14.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 12:44:00 PM

Buffalo has promoted Chad Ruhwedel.

Ruhwedel has 14 points and 12 penalty minutes in 26 AHL games this season. He had no points in seven contests with the Sabres during the shortened campaign.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 02:10:00 PM

Chad Ruhwedel has been demoted to the minors.

Goalie Matt Hackett, defenseman Brayden McNabb and forward Mike Zigomanis were also assigned to the Rochester Americans of the AHL on Monday. Drew Bagnall and Matt Ellis will report to Buffalo's minor-league club if they clear waivers.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 01:32:00 PM

Chad Ruhwedel has been fairly quiet on the ice since joining the Buffalo Sabres, which can be a good thing for some defensemen.

He has compiled eight shots, five hits, seven blocks and an even plus-minus rating in six NHL appearances. Ruhwedel hasn't been a liability out on the ice despite being smaller than most big-league forwards, which has earned him some praise from interim coach Ron Rolston. "That's just the will of the player," said Rolston. "You see it all the time. It's basically how much fight you have in you, the will to win puck battles and get himself in position. We've been very pleased with that part of his game. You can see the skating, some of the things he can do with the puck and his stick skills. His competitive nature is very good." The San Diego, CA native is a solid skater and he could develop into a decent mobile blueliner. However, he'll need to get some points to warrant fantasy consideration.
Thu, Apr 25, 2013 09:45:00 AM

Chad Ruhwedel made his NHL debut in the Sabres' 1-0 win over the Flyers Saturday.

Ruhwedel, who inked a two-year, entry-level contract with the Sabres after three years with UMass-Lowell was an undrafted free agent. With Tyler Myers done for the rest of the season with a broken bone in his leg, Ruhwedel will take his place.
Sun, Apr 14, 2013 09:44:00 AM

The Buffalo Sabres announced the signing of college free agent Chad Ruhwedel on Saturday and he'll make his NHL debut against Philadelphia this afternoon.

He inked a two-year, entry-level contract with the Sabres after three years with UMass-Lowell. Interim coach Ron Rolston isn't sure who Ruthwedel will play alongside. Buffalo will play him rather than use one of their minor-league call-ups with Tyler Myers done for the season.
Sat, Apr 13, 2013 01:48:00 PM

Depth Charts

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PosRoleName
C1Tyler Ennis
2Zemgus Girgensons
3Matt Ellis
4Zenon Konopka
LW1Cory Conacher
2Marcus Foligno
3Brian Flynn
4Matt D'Agostini
RW1Cody Hodgson
2Ville Leino
3Drew Stafford
4Patrick Kaleta
5Torrey Mitchell
6Chris Stewart
7John Scott
D1Christian Ehrhoff
2Tyler Myers
3Jamie McBain
4Henrik Tallinder
5Mike Weber
6Rasmus Ristolainen
7Alexander Sulzer
8Mark Pysyk
9Chad Ruhwedel
10Nicolas Deslauriers
G1Jhonas Enroth
2Michal Neuvirth
3Matthew Hackett
4Nathan Lieuwen
5Connor Knapp
6Andrey Makarov