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Michal Rozsival | Defenseman

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (36) / 9/3/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 212
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Michal Rozsival recorded an assist in a 4-3 loss to Los Angeles on Saturday.
Rozsival has a goal and five points in 13 postseason contests. He also has a minus-one rating so far in the playoffs and one of just five Chicago players to have a negative rating after playing in at least 10 contests. May 25 - 6:29 AM
Source: CSN Chicago

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The Chicago Blackhawks will see a slight lineup tweak as Michal Rozsival replaces Sheldon Brookbank on defense.

The Los Angeles Kings are likely to push Chicago as much as anyone can starting with Game 1 on Sunday, so it makes sense that the 'Hawks are making changes even coming off a victory. Rozsival was a healthy scratch in the Blackhawks' previous two playoff games. Having him back in the fold shouldn't have big fantasy implications, though.
May 18 - 3:02 PM

Michal Rozsival was a healthy scratch Sunday night in Game 5.

He earned an assist and had a minus-1 rating in Friday's 4-2 lo. His penalty for closing his hand on the puck also led to Minnesota's fourth goal of the match early in the third period. Rozsival has picked up a minus-1 rating in each of his past four appearances. Sheldon Brookbank suited up in his place.
May 12 - 8:29 AM

Michal Rozsival scored a goal in a 4-3 overtime loss to St. Louis on Saturday.

It was Rozsival's fifth playoff goal in 77 career contests. He had a goal and eight points in 42 regular season games in 2013-14.
Source: CSN Chicago
Apr 20 - 9:49 AM

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

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

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D1Duncan Keith
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