Michal Rozsival D CHI 1 Month

Coach Joel Quenneville confirmed that Rozsival (lower body) would play in Thursday's Winter Classic, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Roszival's return doesn't register a surprise after he was able to skate Tuesday and Wednesday, alleviating any concern about his health. He'll replace either Tim Erixon or David Rundblad on the Blackhawks' third defensive pairing.

Michal Rozsival D CHI 1 Month

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said Rozsival (lower body) will likely play in Thursday's Winter Classic against the Capitals, The Chicago Tribune reports.

Confirming a previous report, Rozsival missed the past two games but should be ready by Thursday.

Michal Rozsival D CHI 1 Month

Rozsival (lower body) will not play Monday against the Predators, ESPN Chicago reports.

The blueliner is expected to be back for the Winter Classic on New Year's Day, but Tim Erixon and David Rundblad will fill in for him again Monday. Expect Rozsival to get some regular breaks even when he's healthy, as the team tries to keep the veteran healthy for the postseason.

Michal Rozsival D CHI 1 Month

Rozsival will be a game-time decision for Monday's game against the Predators, ESPN Chicago reports.

Rozsival missed Saturday's game against the Avalanche due to the lower-body injury, and his status remains up in the air Monday. If he ends up missing Monday, his next chance to return will come Thursday against the Capitals.

Michal Rozsival D CHI 1 Month

Rozsival (lower body) will not play Saturday against the Avalanche, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.

Rozsival was forced out of Tuesday's game against the Jets with the injury and was unable to take part in Saturday's morning skate, indicating he's still feeling the effects of the injury. Tim Erixon will take his spot on Chicago's third defensive pairing.

Michal Rozsival D CHI 1 Month

Rozsival suffered a lower-body injury during Tuesday's game against the Jets but it's not believed to be serious, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.

Despite the cheerful news after Tuesday's game, Rozsival will likely be considered day-to-day until Saturday's game against the Predators. Fortunately for the 36-year-old, the Christmas break will allow him to have an extra few days of rest without potentially missing any games.

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Rozsival, who missed the first three games of the season with an upper-body injury, made his debut Saturday night and skated a little more than 14 minutes in the Blackhawks' 2-1 win over Nashville.

Rozsival suffered the injury in training camp last month. The plus was that Rozsival blocked a shot and had a couple of hits in 16 shifts. With no word of an injury after the game, it appears that he is 100 percent.

Michal Rozsival D CHI 4 Months

Rozsival (upper body) will be available for Saturday's game against the Predators, NHL.com's Brian Hedger reports.

It's not certain that Rozsival will return to the lineup Saturday for his season debut, but the demotion of Kyle Cumiskey to AHL Rockford suggests that Rozsival is healthy. The veteran blueliner appeared in 42 games last season, posting a goal and seven assists.

Michal Rozsival D CHI 4 Months

Rozsival (upper body) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Flames, CSN's Tracey Myers reports.

Rozsival will miss another game Wednesday, but he was able to practice both Monday and Tuesday, so it appears a return to action -- possibly this weekend -- is not far off.

Michal Rozsival D CHI 4 Months

Rozsival (upper body) practiced with the team Monday, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.

With two more days to recover, it's probably safe to assume Rozsival will be back in the lineup Wednesday against the Flames. Rozsival's return will probably leave David Rundblad as the odd man out on the blue line, since rookie Trevor van Riemsdyk has been impressive so far.