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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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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

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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.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 12 - 4:53 PM

Chad Ruhwedel isn't expected to play Wednesday because of an illness.

Consider him day-to-day for now. Ruhwedel has one goal and one assist in five games this season with Pittsburgh.
Jan 11 - 5:48 PM

Chad Ruhwedel will be scratched against Tampa Bay on Sunday.

The 26-year-old defender has two points in five games with the Penguins this year, which would be impressive until you consider he has four points in 38 career NHL games.
Source: Wes Crosby
Jan 8 - 4:06 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled Chad Ruhwedel.

Ruhwedel has four goals and 15 points in 27 AHL contests. He also has a goal and an assist in five games with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Jan 6 - 11:11 AM

The Penguins reassigned Chad Ruhwedel to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday.

The 26-year-old defender has posted two points in five games with the big club, giving him four career points over 38 games in the NHL. He has three goals and 13 points in 26 games down the farm.
Jan 1 - 1:29 PM

Chad Ruhwedel tallied his first NHL goals Friday in a 4-1 victory versus New Jersey.

He also finished with a plus-3 rating in 16:31 of ice time. Ruhwedel has skated in 35 games at the NHL level in his career, but this was just his second appearance of the 2016-17 season with Pittsburgh.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Chad Ruhwedel has been called up by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Ruhwedel has three goals and 13 points in 26 AHL contests. He was summoned after the Penguins put Kris Letang (lower body) on the injured reserve.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 11:34:00 AM

Chad Ruhwedel has been sent to the minors by Pittsburgh.

Ruhwedel's stint in the NHL only lasted a day and didn't result in him getting into a contest. He has two goals and seven points in 10 AHL games.
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 01:59:00 PM

Chad Ruhwedel has been summoned by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Ruhwedel has two goals and seven points in 10 AHL games this season. At the NHL level he has two assists in 33 career contests.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 09:54:00 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenseman Chad Ruhwedel to a one-year/two-way contract.

Ruhwedel will provide depth for the Penguins and will get $575,000 when he plays in the NHL. He has no fantasy value and should spend most of his season in the AHL.
Fri, Jul 1, 2016 02:08:00 PM

Chad Ruhwedel was returned to AHL Rochester on Saturday.

The 25-year-old Ruhwedel has posted just two points in 33 career NHL games, which unfortunately is not enough to warrant a spot on your fantasy roster.
Source: Mike Brophy
Sat, Mar 19, 2016 06:31:00 PM

Chad Ruhwedel has been called up by the Buffalo Sabres.

This might be an indication that Carlo Colaiacovo (lower body) won't be able to play on Friday. Ruhwedel has eight goals and 22 points in 46 AHL contests in 2015-16.
Fri, Mar 18, 2016 11:43:00 AM

Chad Ruhwedel will indeed play against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night.

The 24 year old Ruhwedel has posted 10 goals and 34 points in 69 games for AHL Rochester this season, plus one more point during his two games with the Sabres this season. He's expected to pair with Nikita Zadorov to form their third defensive unit.
Source: Craig Merz
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 06:16:00 PM

Chad Ruhwedel has been summoned by the Buffalo Sabres.

Ruhwedel has 10 goals and 34 points in 69 AHL contests this season. The 24-year-old might get some ice time in the Sabres' season finale on Saturday.
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 02:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Nick Bonino
4Matt Cullen
5Jake Guentzel
6Scott Wilson
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Carl Hagelin
3Conor Sheary
4Eric Fehr
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Bryan Rust
4Tom Kuhnhackl
D1Kris Letang
2Olli Maatta
3Justin Schultz
4Trevor Daley
5Steven Oleksy
6Ian Cole
7Chad Ruhwedel
8Brian Dumoulin
9Cameron Gaunce
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Matt Murray