Already on Friday, swisshockeynews.ch reported that the Swedish defenseman David Rundblad supposedly moves from Chicago to Zurich. As the Tages-Anzeiger now writes, the 25-year-old will indeed join the ZSC Lions.Photo Lisa gANSKY
According to the Tages-Anzeiger, the young defenseman is going to stay in Zurich until the end of the current season, despite a valid contract with the Chicago Blackhawks until 2017. The contractual situation, however, seems to be complicated. If he wanted to terminate his contract early, he would need to go through waivers again. It is not clear at this point whether Rundblad will only play on loan with the Lions.
Rundblad only appeared in nine NHL-games for the Chicago Blackhawks this season, scoring two assists. As a consequence, he cleared waivers on December 30 and was sent to the Blackhawks' AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs. (bsc)