Blackhawks: David Rundblad clears waivers, assigned to Rockford

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The Blackhawks assigned David Rundblad to the Rockford IceHogs of the American League, the team announced Wednesday.

The 25-year-old defenseman was placed on waivers Monday afternoon, and went unclaimed.

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By sending Rundblad to Rockford, the Blackhawks open up $950,000 in cap space, increasing their total cap space to roughly $1.6 million, according to generalfanager.com.

Rundblad, who has two assists and a minus-2 rating in nine games this season, signed a two-year deal with the Blackhawks over the offseason that carries a cap hit of $1.05 million.

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