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