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Coyotes Recall Bolduc and Rundblad from AHL

by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today the Coyotes have recalled center Alexandre Bolduc and defenseman David Rundblad (RUHND-blahd) from the Portland Pirates, the Coyotes American Hockey League affiliate (AHL).

The 6-foot-3, 208 pound Bolduc has appeared in 12 games with the Pirates this season, recording 2-6-8 and 18 penalty minutes (PIM). He missed the first half of the season with an upper-body injury. The 26-year-old native of Montreal, Quebec split the 2010-11 regular season between the Vancouver Canucks and the Manitoba Moose (AHL). Bolduc notched 2-2-4 in 24 games with the Canucks and 6-9-15 with the Moose.

Bolduc was originally drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the fourth round (127th overall) in the 2003 Entry Draft.

The 6-foot-2, 190 pound Rundblad has appeared in 15 games with the Pirates this season registering 6-4-10. He has also appeared in two games with the Coyotes, collecting two assists. Rundblad posted 1-3-4 in 24 games with the Ottawa Senators before being acquired by the Coyotes on Dec. 17, 2011.

The 21-year-old native of Lycksele, Sweden played four seasons with Skelleftea HC from 2007-08 through 2010-11 registering 12-61-73 and 36 penalty minutes (PIM) in 153 regular season games. In 40 career postseason games, Rundblad recorded 4-9-13 and 13 PIM.

Rundblad was originally drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the first round (17th overall) in the 2009 Entry Draft.

The Coyotes will host the Los Angeles Kings at Jobing.com Arena tonight. Puck drop is 7 p.m. For more information, please visit PhoenixCoyotes.com or by calling 480-563-PUCK (7825).
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