Rozsival (ankle) was activated from injured reserve Friday. Rozsival has been out since suffering a gruesome injury in last season's Western Conference Semifinal, and is now eligible to return for the defending champs. The 37-year old defenseman was a productive player in his younger days, even scoring 40 points with the Rangers in 2006-07. However, since the 2010-11 campaign, Rozsival hasn't scored more than 12 points in a season and has played in only 53.4% of possible games.
Rozsival (ankle) is nearing a return to action, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Rozsival is expected to be a full participant in Wednesday's practice, and could make his season debut Saturday against the Blues or Sunday against Calgary. Duncan Keith (knee) also has a chance of returning to game action in one of those contests, meaning the depleted Blackhawks' defensive corps is on the verge of being bolstered by two strong veteran presences.
Rozsival (ankle) isn't expected to return at any point this week, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports. Rozsival skated during Monday's practice, but apparently isn't very close to rejoining the lineup. His progression through practice should begin to clear up the blueliner's timetable, but it appears as though he's at least another week out.
Rozsival appeared in the Blackhawk's Monday morning skate, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Rozsival has continued to participate in morning skates and this is a good indication that he is on track to play in his initial estimated return date, Nov. 2 against the Kings. Rozsival hasn't seen game action since being placed on the long-term reserve on Oct. 6. This next week should provide a sufficient amount of time for the defenseman to get back to game speed.
Rozsival participated in Chicago's Saturday morning skate, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Rozsival was placed on long-term injured reserve on Oct. 6, meaning he won't be eligible to return to the Blackhawks' lineup until Nov. 2 against the Kings. However, it's definitely encouraging that Rozsival was able to return to the ice Saturday, as he should now have ample time to get up to speed ahead of Chicago's Nov. 2 tilt against L.A. The next step in Rozsival's rehabilitation will be getting cleared for contact by the Hawks' medical staff.
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