David Rundblad
D FA
1 year ago

Rundblad agreed to terms with the ZSC Lions of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga on Thursday, die Neue Zurcher Zeitung reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rundblad tallied two helpers in nine contests for the Blackhawks last year before the two sides agreed to mutually terminate his contract. The blueliner has garnered 10-points in a season just once in his career and seems unlikely to return to an NHL roster any time soon.

David Rundblad
D FA
1 year ago

Rundblad and the Blackhawks mutually agreed to a termination of the defender's contract Tuesday, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rundblad was originally drafted by the Blues with the 17th overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, and went on to spend time with the Senators and Coyotes before joining the Blackhawks via trade in March of 2014. The Swedish blueliner was never able to carve out a significant role with Chicago, notching just 16 points (three goals, 13 assists) over 63 games during his three years with the club. It remains to be seen if Rundblad will sign with another NHL organization ahead of the 2016-17 campaign, but if not, he'll likely head over seas to continue his career.

David Rundblad
D FA
2 years ago

Rundblad was recalled from AHL Rockford on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Rundblad played for a little while in a Swiss league before recently rejoining AHL Rockford and notching four points in 10 games. While the 24-year-old will now rejoin the parent organization, the depth along the blue line will likely limit his action in the postseason, keeping him off the radar in most playoff pools.

David Rundblad
D FA
2 years ago

Rundblad has been loaned to the ZSC Lions of Switzerland, the Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rundblad posted two assists in nine games with the Blackhawks this season, but didn't do enough to keep his spot with the team for the long haul. He'll now play in a foreign Swiss league instead of the AHL, but could be back with the Blackhawks at some point this season if needed.

David Rundblad
D FA
2 years ago

Rundblad has cleared waivers, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rundblad appeared in just nine games for the Blackhawks this campaign, managing a pair of assists in that span. As the 17th overall draft selection from the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, it's surprising that Rundblad hasn't made much of an impact but he can rest his laurels on winning Lord Stanley with Chicago last season. Rundblad can be sent to the AHL now that he has cleared waivers.

David Rundblad
D FA
2 years ago

Rundblad was waived by the Blackhawks on Monday, James Mirtle of TSN 1050 reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rundblad has played in just nine contests this season, recording two assists and six PIM. Despite his limited opportunities, the 25-year-old did man the power play during eight of his nine appearances, grabbing both of his assists with the extra attacker.

David Rundblad
D FA
2 years ago

Rundblad signed a two-year extension with the Blackhawks on Monday worth $1 million per season, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

The 24-year-old Swede played in a career high 49 games this season, also setting career highs in goals (three), assists (11), points (14) and penalty minutes (12). In the postseason, he saw playing time come at a real premium, playing in only five games and averaging 7:29 of ice time in those games. He should remain on the third defensive pairing in the 2015-16 season as he continues to develop.

David Rundblad
D FA
2 years ago

Rundblad is expected to play Wednesday in place of Kimmo Timonen for Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.

Rundblad is taking warmups and is likely to be paired with Johnny Oduya for Game 6. He hasn't played in this series since Game 1, where he was on the ice for one goal-against as the Blackhawks dropped the series opener.

David Rundblad
D FA
3 years ago

Rundblad was named as the defenseman that will replace Marc Rozsival, who fractured his left ankle on Thursday night against the Wild, when the Blackhawks start the Stanley Cup Western Conference Finals, CSN Chicago reports.

Hawks' Joel Quenneville is going with the more offensive defenseman as Rundlbad had three goals and 11 assists in 49 games in the regular season. He will definitely be rusty as he has not skated since April 11. Rundblad could log the same amount of minutes as Rozsival, 15 to 18 minutes, in the opening game as Quenneville gives the bulk of the time on the ice to the team's top four defensemen.

David Rundblad
D FA
3 years ago

Rundblad will be back in the lineup on Tuesday against the Wild, CSN Chicago reports.

Rundblad has been in and out of the lineup recently and was a healthy scratch on Sunday against the Blues. After starting out impressively in the first half of the season, Rundblad has cooled off recently and has only two points in his last eight appearances. Nonetheless, this has been the best of Rundblad's four NHL seasons, as he's got three goals and 10 assists in 45 games.