Blackhawks recall Rundblad, send Bickell and Rasmussen to AHL


The playoffs are approaching, and the Chicago Blackhawks recalled a familiar postseason face in defenseman David Rundblad.

He’s up from the AHL while the team sent forwards Bryan Bickell and Dennis Rasmussen to the AHL.

(Taking a peek at fan reactions, many weren’t um, too pleased about Rasmussen being sent down. The feedback on Rundblad was mixed.)

Again, some Blackhawks fans are grumbling about Rasmussen, yet seeing two forwards sent down might be a good sign regarding the overall health of the team.

Key forwards such as Marian Hossa managed to practice:

While Andrew Ladd is expected to get up to speed:

So, even if there are some quibbles about these depth decisions, the overall outlook could be quite rosy for the Blackhawks as they prepare for a potentially bruising series against the Blues.