Michal Rozsival D CHI 7 Days
Michal Rozsival accidentally nailed linesman Andy McElman in the face with a hard right hand during a scrum with Colorado's Maxime Talbot on Tuesday night.
"I really feel bad," Rozsival said. "It wasn't my intention at all to do anything like that. We were pushing each other and (Talbot) punched me. I punched him back, and he kind of deflected my arm. I seriously don't know how it could have happened. (McElman) seemed to be OK. It wasn't a hard punch, but he didn't expect it so he was suckered." As expected, he didn't face any supplemental discipline for the play. He was a healthy scratch against Columbus on Thursday. Perhaps Chicago coach Joel Quenneville was trying to keep the officials safe in that game.
Michal Rozsival D CHI 26 Days
NHL veteran defenseman Michal Rozsival of the Chicago Blackhawks did not get a shift for the Czech Republic in a 1-0 loss to Switzerland at the Sochi Olympics Sunday.
He wasn't alone. Center Jiri Novotny, who played 189 NHL games with Buffalo, Washington and Columbus and now plays with Prague Lev in the KHL, also watched from the bench. Veteran NHLer Patrik Elias did not even dress for the Czechs. No reason was given for his absence. The New Jersey Devils centre, who had three goals and six points in his previous three trips to the Olympics, had an assist in the Czechs' first two games.
Michal Rozsival D CHI 2 Months
Michal Rozsival scored one of the goals for the Chicago Blackhawks in their 3-2 shootout loss to the visiting San Jose Sharks on Sunday night.
It was the defenseman's first goal of the season. The other Chicago goal was scored by Niklas Hjalmarsson, his fourth of the season.
Michal Rozsival D CHI 5 Months
Michal Rozsival would certainly like to play more, but he understands why the Blackhawks use a platoon situation for their sixth defense spot.
It looks like he's going to rotate with Sheldon Brookbank and Mike Kostka for game action this season. Rozsival decided to re-up with Chicago in the off-season, on a two-year deal worth $2.2 million a season, knowing he wouldn't be playing a full year's worth of games. He's just trying to stay ready for his next appearance. Rozsival earned an assist, two hits and two penalty minutes in the Hawks' regular-season debut.
Michal Rozsival D CHI 6 Months
The Chicago Blackhawks expect to see a few players make their preseason debuts on Sunday, defenseman Michal Rozsival included.
Rozsival joins Garret Ross, Byron Froese and Brad Mills on Sunday. Rozsival might not be particularly valuable in fantasy terms, but his defensive work is underrated.
Michal Rozsival D CHI 7 Months
Defenseman Michal Rozsival of the champion Chicago Blackhawks took the Stanley Cup to his native Czech Republic to celebrate for a day.
The 34-year-old veteran signed a two-year contract with the Blackhawks in July after his 12th NHL season. While in the Czech Republic with Rozsival, the Stanley Cup fully immersed itself into Prague culture, doubling as a beer goblet during a boat ride with Rozsival's family.