Rundblad and the Blackhawks mutually agreed to a termination of the defender's contract Tuesday, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. 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.
Rundblad was recalled from AHL Rockford on Monday. 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.
Rundblad has been loaned to the ZSC Lions of Switzerland, the Associated Press reports. 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.
Rundblad has cleared waivers, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports. 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.
Rundblad was waived by the Blackhawks on Monday, James Mirtle of TSN 1050 reports. 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.
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