Rozsival's contract with the Blackhawks expired this summer and he remains an unrestricted free agent, according to CapFriendly. The defenseman had been on long-term injured reserve with a concussion. Rozsival hasn't played since the 2016-17 season, and even then, it was only for 22 games. His LTIR designation afforded the Blackhawks cap relief against the upper limit, but even without him, the Original Six club currently has $5.491 million of available cap space. Rozsival is unlikely to continue his playing career given his devastating injury.
Rozsival (concussion) was placed on long-term injured reserve Monday, Tracey Myers of NBC Sports Chicago reports. 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 on 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 likely near the end of October.
Rozsival (concussion) didn't pass his training camp physical, and thus is unable to participate at this time. 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.
Rozsival (face) is listed on Chicago's training camp roster in advance of the 2017-18 season. 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 will likely only log around 20 games this season, a role that will keep him completely off the fantasy radar in all formats.
Rozsival will undergo a procedure to repair a facial bone Wednesday and is out indefinitely, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. 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.
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