Blackhawks Recall David Rundblad

The Hawks made a few roster moves on Monday.

Chicago recalled defenseman David Rundblad from the IceHogs and sent forwards Bryan Bickell and Dennis Rasmussen to Rockford.

Rundblad, 25, had two assists in nine games with the Blackhawks this season before he was demoted. He then posted four points in 10 games with Rockford before getting shipped overseas.

Marian Hossa, Artem Anisimov and Andrew Shaw have all been banged up lately, but they were able to fully participate in practice on Monday and are expected to be ready for Game One against the Blues on Wednesday. Forward Andrew Ladd had the morning off.

39 thoughts on “Blackhawks Recall David Rundblad

  1. Did Svedberg finish the game the other day?

    I still think they can do something with Rundblad. Use him as a forward. He’s got a good shot and can skate.

  2. Its great to see Rundblad back.

    By the way, if Mashinter dresses Game 1 ahead of Weise or Panik, Q needs full blown CT brain scan and the like.

    Since Rundblad can actually skate and has an offensive skillset, I would rather see him dress than Mashinter.

    Q privately admitted in summer ’14 he shouldnt have been dressing Bollig; this is deja vu, please Q no Mashinter.

  3. Svedberg got dinged up on a blocked shot and missed the end of the game. I hope Panik gets a chance in the playoffs.

  4. Rundblad does have a decent shot and he’ll put it toward the net. If he does get in though, man …… overall team defense is going to be such a premium against the Blues. Having guys NOT be out of position and having D-men staying at home and not getting “fancy” will be important. I look for St. Louis to be less goon like in the playoffs than the Blackhawks are used to. I think they’ve been more successful being a possession team with all their injuries this year, ironically enough. Crawford is going to need big time help this series. If Rundblad would “stay within himself” as the cliche’ goes he could help. He can’t make the same kind of plays that a guy like 4 can make though down in his own zone, so I hope he doesn’t try.
    Go Blackhawks!!!!

  5. Am I missing something here? When the guy is on the ice, gets bouts of coughing up the puck,can’t hit the net when he shoots,he’s the extra man on the ice for the other team.Q does not play him and Bowman couldn’t trade him and no team claimed him when he was placed on waivers .Great asset for the press box .

  6. I was wondering the same thing bob. This is the same rundblad we all despised months ago, right? haha

  7. Once again Bowman trades or resigns players Q won’t play.Daley,Scuderi,Ehrhoff,and Rundblad.Daley is doing very well in Pittsburg, Scuderi is doing well in L.A. and Ehrhoff is in Q’s doghouse and Rundblad will be spectating from the press box. Too early for a cigar and a shot of single malt scotch to figure this one out.

  8. Svedberg or Rundblad? You can’t say they both suck and pick neither. Who do you want as a 7th dman. Svedberg who may or may not be injured. Or Rundblad who of sheltered (read o-zone starts and pp time) can produce offensively.

  9. Ernie: The d man I want is a 6 ‘ 4″ with a nasty streak who can clear traffic in front of the net and not let opposing players park in front of the net and sign autographs.Oops!! We had such a player ! Stephen Johns who is doing well in Dallas.

  10. The trade I think SB will regret is the Sharp trade. I know he had to move Sharp but what hurts the most is that we had to take back so much salary and include Johns. Johns is the type of defensemen we could use now. We also traded Daley but had to take back Scuderi and we’re still stuck with salary from that transaction. Hopefully SB has some plans to beef up our defense through free agent signings from college and europe.

  11. It’s simple. Keith, Seabrook and Hjalmarsson will, once again, be HEAVILY relied upon in the playoffs. van Riemsdyk and Rosival will also be skating every game. For game 1 versus St. Louis and with no Keith, I’d assume both Erhoff and Gustafsson will get the nod. For game 2 and beyond I would assume it will come down to Erhoff and Gustafsson fighting for the #6 role. Svedberg and Runblad will be eating Swedish meatballs in the press box for the duration of the playoff run. So relax.

  12. Trevor Daley was horse bleep on skates in his brief tenure with Chicago. We all know that in order to get Dallas to take the Sharp contract off our hands that Bowman was forced to eat the Daley contract (and the similarly useless Garbutt). Let’s please not have any revisionist history to say dumping Daley was a mistake on the part of Bowman and Quenneville. The guy sucked and could not play the disciplined style of defensive play that Q insists upon. Scuderi was the price to pay to get Pittsburgh to take Daley off of our hands. Scuderi can no longer skate and was awful. In all these moves the Hawks smartly chipped away against the salary commitment on the books.

    I could care less that Daley has been decent in Pittsburgh. They aren’t going anywhere (AGAIN) in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Scuderi is a stay at home defenseman for Daryl Sutter in Los Angeles. He’ll get abused in the playoffs, and will likely play only 5 to 6 minutes a game for the Kings.

  13. Rundblad left for Europe last fall because he wanted to play, not sit. Then he came back to Rockford because he wanted to keep playing. He has played top 4 minutes since returning.

    Now he has been recalled to sit and watch ? That seems curious to me. He could continue playing in Rockford right through the playoffs.

    Q would have his choice of Gusty, Svedberg and Ehrhoff each game, once Keith comes back.

    I have a sneaking suspicion, Rundblad will be playing game 1 very limited minutes but more importantly on the Second power play unit.

    This could be a strange turn of events for sure.

  14. The think to remember is that Q plays the big picture game. We’ve seen before where Q does something that has all of us armchair coaches shaking our heads and tsk-tsk’ing. This time it’s playing Mashinter instead of Weise or Panik. I haven’t seen one Hawk fan comment they think Mashinter should be in the lineup, whereas there are post after post questioning Q’s reasoning for making such an obvious blunder that even we know it’s the wrong thing to do.

    But, we’ve been down this road before and it seems more times than not it ends up well for the Hawks. Not always, but at least enough where Q deserves the benefit of the doubt that each individual decision he makes shouldn’t be judged in isolation. There’s more to the collage than individual pictures. There’s motivations and matchups that extend across the series and it is the series that needs to be won – not an individual game. Q isn’t infallible but he has inside knowledge on how each player ticks that none of us have. It’s his job to (1) get the most out of each individual player, and (2) get the most out of the collective.

    So let’s sit back and let it unfold.

  15. Granted we’ll never know. But maybe Johns wasn’t a Q guy either. you can assume he would have gotten a chance in the playoffs had he not been injured. But you don’t know that Johns was a Q guy. Maybe he wasn’t and that’s why they let him go

  16. Ebony…….I agree. There is more to coaching than X’s and O’s, it’s a game of psychology and motivation. Although I hate to use the description “mind games”, that is exactly what it is. Scotty Bowman was a MASTER at mind games. Do you think he has Q by the ear? He does 100%!!

    With a guy like Q it’s not always how a player performs on the ice and does well, it has a lot to do with how he reacts when he does poorly. Maybe Stephen Johns just couldn’t learn how to “fix” what he did wrong and Q said “see ya”. After 3 Cups you have to give Q the benefit of the doubt.

    No matter what happens in St. Louis, this series starts on Sunday. GO HAWKS!!

  17. I don’t even give a shit anymore. Just start the playoffs and let’s see if we can be a disciplined defensive team once again.

  18. Hey…I can’t get any respect…I’ve always stood up for Mashinter, been the only one as far as I know! He has good awareness and quick hands around the net.

  19. Mashinter has no business on the playoff roster, let alone dressing for a playoff game. This is deja vu ’14 — see Bollig. Bowman shares in the blame, he is the one responsible for the signings, call-ups and related matters. Bowman recognizes the mistakes he makes a lot quicker than Q, this is how he fleeced a 3rd rd pick for Bollig that summer.

    Panik and Weise dont need any motivation by being benched for Mashinter. Weise is a free agent and last I checked Panik was toiling in Toronto minors before Bowman keenly took a flyer on him.

    I dont care if the Hawks win both games in St Louis, it will be despite this major blunder by Q. We will be watching roll three lines plus in action. This is also detrimental to Teavo & Fleischman. Let s have fun watching Mashinter play make and keep up w them.

  20. Mashinter is not an NHL quality player. He can’t skate, is too slow to be an effective forechecker and is a possession killer. I thought with everybody healthy that would be the end of Mashinter. I was expecting big things out of TT during the playoffs. He has now been neutralized by 53.

  21. Mashinter has played well all season for what his role is. Better fit than Panik too, who plays like a dog’s a$$ against good teams. Weise has been a steaming pile of disappointment since arriving.

  22. Snidely Von Firefly-you have gone too far–I don’t care about if he fits – – Panik is a much better playoff option-period, not even close!
    Weise has been a surprising disappointment so far.

  23. Snidely, Rufus, you are an endless loop of nothing. Nothing new. Nothing interesting. Nothing even remotely knowledgeable. Pissing on the skates of players you think you know, but truly don’t, is so fucking boring. Give it a rest.

  24. Steeger didn’t play good for a bit but then when he got in later on he played as good as he really is. Weiss, stick with it.

  25. “Ernie, “Stephen Johns- 14 NHL games 3 points minus 6.” You are right, Q wouldn’t play him anyway. Rundblad? WTF!!! Black ace? No, more like a black hole. If given a chance, Johns would be a ton better than Rundblad. At least he was physical and had size in addition to talent that could be developed. I know…water under the bridge now, but I did not bring him up.

    Yes, Q is stubborn. Players move on and play better elsewhere when not even given a chance here. The list is pretty long. Besides Morin, many are successful elsewhere. I agree about Ehrhoff. Don’t see or u/s why he isn’t playing. If he made a mistake, tell him your expectation and correct the wrong and continue playing him. This stubborn doghouse shit is getting old.

    It is REAL GAME time tonight. Go stubborn Q and Hawks!!!!

  26. Pirri. Traded for a late pick.
    Clendening- 5th NHL team
    Dahlbeck- spent time in the AHL this year.

    Hayes,Jimmy- since been traded.
    Hayes,Kevin- been a healthy scratch.

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