IRMichal Rozsival
D CHI
2 months ago

Rozsival (concussion) was placed on long-term injured reserve Monday, Tracey Myers of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 39-year-old defenseman only suited up for 22 contests last season, so this bit of news suggests we may not see him in an NHL uniform for quite some time. It wouldn't be surprising to see Rozsival hang up the skates given his lack of usage last year and the severity of his current injury (that required surgery to a bone in his face last April). That said, he'll miss a minimum of 10 games given his LTIR status, with more news to come near the end of October.

IRMichal Rozsival
D CHI
2 months ago

Rozsival (concussion) didn't pass his training camp physical, and is thus unable to participate at this time.

EDGE Analysis

Rozsival was initially listed on the Blackhawks' preliminary training camp roster, which seemed to suggest he would be available at some point during camp, but this development suggests he may be in danger of missing the entirety of the preseason, and perhaps won't even be ready once the regular season gets underway Oct. 5 against Pittsburgh. Either way, the 39-year-old blueliner will probably only be in the lineup for around 20 games in 2017-18, so he won't be needed right away.

IRMichal Rozsival
D CHI
2 months ago

Rozsival (face) is listed on Chicago's training camp roster in advance of the 2017-18 season.

EDGE Analysis

Rozsival underwent a procedure to repair a facial bone in April, and according to Mark Lazerus of the Chicago-Sun Times, he's reportedly still feeling the effects of the corresponding concussion he sustained, so it isn't clear how much the veteran defender will be involved in training camp activities. However, his inclusion on the training camp roster suggests the Blackhawks believe he should make a full recovery and be ready to contribute as a depth defender in 2017-18. The Slovakian rearguard will likely only log around 20 games this season, a role that will keep him completely off the fantasy radar in all formats.

IRMichal Rozsival
D CHI
7 months ago

Rozsival will undergo a procedure to repair a facial bone Wednesday and is out indefinitely, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rozsival sustained the injury when Anaheim's Nick Ritchie punched him in the face April 6, and he now appears to be in danger of missing extended time. The veteran blueliner likely would have been a healthy scratch for most of Chicago's first-round matchup with the Predators anyway, but nonetheless, the team will miss having him as a depth option during his recovery.

IRMichal Rozsival
D CHI
7 months ago

Rozsival (upper body) won't be in the lineup for Saturday's regular-season finale against LA, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rozsival has only drawn into 22 games as the Blackhawks' seventh defenseman this season, so his absence shouldn't impact any fantasy owners' lineups. The Slovakian defender may not dress for any of Chicago's playoff games unless one of the team's top-six defensemen sustains an injury.

IRMichal Rozsival
D CHI
7 months ago

Rozsival has been labeled day-to-day with an upper-body injury, Eric Lear of Blackhawks TV reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rozsival likely sustained his injury when Nick Ritchie walloped him in the face during Thursday's 4-0 loss to the Ducks. Ritchie was suspended for the play and now it appears that Rozsival is in danger of missing game action as a direct result of it. Should the 38-year-old have to sit out Saturday's game in Los Angeles, Brent Seabrook (rest) or Duncan Keith (rest) would likely have to draw back in.

IRMichal Rozsival
D CHI
9 months ago

Rozsival signed a one-year extension worth $650,000, Pierre LeBrun of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

After signing the veteran defenseman, the Blackhawks now meet the roster requirements for this summer's upcoming expansion draft. Since initially joining Chicago in 2012-13, Rozsival has served predominantly as a depth defenseman and has played in only 16 games this season. With a cap hit of less than $950,00, Rozsival can be waived without a salary cap penalty. That said, because the contract carries a favorable cap hit for the team, it's not out of the realm of possibility that Rozsival is kept around for another full season.

IRMichal Rozsival
D CHI
9 months ago

Rozsival (lower body) was activated from injured reserve Sunday, Chris Kuc of Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rozsival may not be 100 percent recovered yet from the lower-body injury that resulted in him landing on IR in late January, but with the Blackhawks' next game not coming until next Saturday against the Oilers, it's conceivable he could be fully healthy by then. Regardless, the 38-year-old provides more of an impact in the locker room than on the ice at this stage in his career. He's totaled one point in his 14 appearances on the season.

IRMichal Rozsival
D CHI
10 months ago

Rozsival (undisclosed) will be out for the next 2-to-3 weeks, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran defenseman blocked a shot in practice Thursday and will be shelved for the next few weeks as a result. It hasn't been made clear what specific type of injury he's dealing with, but considering he has just one point this season, it probably doesn't matter all that much in fantasy circles. Gustav Forsling will likely sub into the lineup in Rozsival's stead.

IRMichal Rozsival
D CHI
10 months ago

Rozsival was placed on injured reserved Sunday due to an undisclosed injury.

EDGE Analysis

The move was made retroactive to Jan. 25 and all we know about Rozsival's injury is that he was "banged up" during Wednesday's practice and isn't expected to miss much time, according to several Blackhawks beat writers. Either way, the veteran defenseman has logged exactly one assist while averaging 15:12 of ice time in 14 appearances this season, so his absence isn't likely to affect many fantasy owners. Gustav Forsling was called up to Chicago in a corresponding move.