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Michal Rozsival | Defenseman

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (35) / 9/3/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 212
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Michal Rozsival (lower body) returned to action on Friday April 4.
Rozsival had an assist and three blocked shots in Chicago's 4-3 win over Columbus. He was sidelined for nearly three weeks. Apr 5 - 2:59 AM

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Michal Rozsival (lower body) might be available to play on Friday.

"I'm not sure, can't really say 100 percent right now." he said. "(Wednesday) was my first full practice with the team after a while, so I'm excited." He has been sidelined since Mar. 16 due to a lower-body injury.
Apr 3 - 11:37 AM

Michal Rozsival has resumed skating and could return to action Thursday against Minnesota.

He has not played since March 16th due to a lower-body injury. Rozsival has not been a fanatasy factor in years so this news is of little consequence to those competing in hockey pools.
Mar 29 - 12:12 PM

Michal Rozsival has missed six games with a lower-body injury.

He hasn't played since Mar. 16 and it's unclear when he'll be able to return.
Mar 28 - 9:28 AM

Michal Rozsival has sustained a lower-body injury.

Rozsival might be out for "a few games" as a result. He has seven points and 30 penalty minutes in 38 games this season.
Mar 18 - 12:34 PM

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.
Mar 7 - 9:26 AM

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 as he is suffering from an illness. The New Jersey Devils center, who had three goals and six points in his previous three trips to the Olympics, had an assist in the Czechs' first two games.
Feb 16 - 6:16 PM

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.
Jan 5 - 11:29 PM

Michal Rozsival was a healthy scratch Saturday night.

He did not play in a big matchup against the Blues. Rozsival has been used sparingly this season and has often gone a week between games. He is no longer fantasy relevant.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 12:38:00 PM

Michal Rozsival had some dental work done after taking a puck to the face Sunday night.

Coach Joel Quenneville described the defenseman's status as "not bad" on Tuesday. "We'll get him on the ice (Wednesday), hopefully he'll be fine," Quenneville added.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 08:26:00 AM

Michal Rozsival missed Wednesday's practice because of an illness.

He probably won't play Thursday night, so look for Sheldon Brookbank or Mike Kostka to play in his place. Rozsival, Brookbank and Kostka have been rotating games since the start of the season.
Source: CSN Chicago
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 08:33:00 AM

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.
Mon, Oct 7, 2013 04:32:00 PM

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.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 05:09:00 PM

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.
Source: CSN Chicago
Sat, Aug 10, 2013 09:50:00 AM

Michal Rozsival has re-signed with the Chicago Blackhawks.

It's a two year deal with no financial terms released. Rozsival played a prominent role on the Chicago blueline during their Cup win this season and also chipped in offensively with 12 assists in 28 regular season games. He had four assists in 23 playoff games. Pick him up in very deep pools late as he chips in with a few points and he should have a good plus/minus in Chicago.
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 01:31:00 PM

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