Blackhawks Recall Erik Gustafsson

On Monday morning, the Blackhawks placed center Marcus Kruger on IR and recalled defenseman Erik Gustafsson from Rockford.

Gustafsson, 23, made his NHL debut on Oct. 30 at Minnesota and recorded three assists in six games with the Blackhawks. He looked good in his limited time with the NHL club.

Gustafsson will work into a rotation with Michal Rozsival and Rob Scuderi on the blue line while the Blackhawks continue to pay David Rundblad to watch from the press box.


8 thoughts on “Blackhawks Recall Erik Gustafsson

  1. Was very telling last night that Scuderi was not out there at all once Carolina made it 2-0 and there was Rosy trying desparately to generate offense late in the third period.

    Riddle me this. If Bowman is such a Rundblad guy, why does Stan call up Gusty ? he knows that means Rundblad drops down to number 8, has no chance of playing yet sucks up $1 million in salary.

    The fact that they signed Gusty for “free” somewhat offsets the fact that Rundblad has been a total bust.

  2. Tab : what is your thinking behind why the Hawks continue to waste a roster spot on Runbladt ? Would be interested in and appreciate your insights .

    Thanks and happy new year to you and your family

  3. Rundblad on waivers. Save the keystrokes Tab. Thanks for the enlightening novel thoughts above Mr Rufus, as well your prior post about the game last night. Great fresh insight.

  4. Finally they get rid of Rundbland. He went against everything Coach Q preaches.

    For my money the ideal 3rd pairing is Scuderi-Gustafsson. Keep Rozival as the 7th, keep him fresh for the playoffs.

  5. Already rumblings on social media about Runblad, I’m never surprised on the level of “out of town stupid” even with today’s level of information. I’d be shocked if Runblad makes it thru waivers, but stranger things have happened.

    Runblad is one of SB biggest failings as a GM. He grossly over paid on a player that 2 organizations were quick to give up on. Now he skates out of town having done almost nothing in his time here 68 total games 3G 14A .

    His stats almost look as horrible as Bickells

  6. With Gustafsson able to play both sides he will work well playing with whichever grey beard is in the lineup that night.

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