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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Moving Parts

By Keith Schultz

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks made some moves yesterday with one of them being kind of unexpected.  Most fans of  the Blackhawks have questioned what’s going on with David Rundblad pretty much ever since he arrived via trade a couple of years ago.  Rundblad has been a spectator from the Chicago Blackhawks pressbox for most of the season if you throw out the Duncan Keith injury time.  Rundblad has offensive skills as a defenseman, but it’s the defensive side of the ice where he struggles.

So with that move also came the news that the Stan Bowman had recalled Erik Gustafsson from Rockford which means most likely that Michal Rozsival and Rob Scuderi will turn into part-time players on the third defensive pairing.  The players that this move could help the most could be the second line which has struggled with the AARP defensive pairing playing with them on most shifts which has slowed down their breakouts.

The last move was probably the most expected with Marcus Kruger getting placed in L.T.I.R which basically frees up some more money for the regular season, and possibly gives Stan Bowman some wiggle room to make a trade deadline deal.  Lots of moving parts to kick off the week, and in the meantime here are some morning links to kick off  your Gameday!

It’s that time of the week to pick the play of the week from the Holiday edition for the Chicago Blackhawks (Blackhawks)

Chicago Blackhawks rookie Artemi Panarin was named Russia’s breakout player of the season (Second City)

It was another blah week for the Rockford Ice Hogs as they headed into the Holiday week (The Committed Indian)

The Blackhawks recalled Erik Gustafsson from Rockford on Monday morning (Committed Indians)

It’s hard to believe that Andrew Shaw has been promoted to the top line once again (CSN)

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