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September 11, 2018 10:25 AM
Michal Rozsival: No longer on Chicago's books
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 3, 2017 01:48 AM
Blackhawks' Michal Rozsival: Placed on LTIR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 15, 2017 05:48 PM
Blackhawks' Michal Rozsival: Fails physical
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 15, 2017 04:12 PM
Blackhawks' Michal Rozsival: Expected to participate in training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 11, 2017 03:12 PM
Blackhawks' Michal Rozsival: Undergoing procedure Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 8, 2017 06:01 PM
Blackhawks' Michal Rozsival: Won't play Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 7, 2017 08:40 PM
Blackhawks' Michal Rozsival: Day-to-day with upper-body injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 28, 2017 07:08 PM
Blackhawks' Michal Rozsival: Agrees to new deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rozsival signed a one-year extension worth $650,000 on Tuesday, Pierre LeBrun of ESPN reports.

After signing the veteran defenseman, the Blackhawks now meet the roster requirements for this summer's upcoming expansion draft. Since initially joining Chicago in 2012-13, Rozsival has served predominantly as a depth defenseman and has played in only 16 games this season. With a cap hit of less than $950,000, Rozsival can be waived without a salary cap penalty. That said, because the contract carries a favorable cap hit for the team, it's not out of the realm of possibility that Rozsival is kept around for another full season.

February 12, 2017 10:15 AM
Blackhawks' Michal Rozsival: Activated from injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rozsival (lower body) was activated from injured reserve Sunday, Chris Kuc of Chicago Tribune reports.

Rozsival may not be 100 percent recovered yet from the lower-body injury that resulted in him landing on IR in late January, but with the Blackhawks' next game not coming until next Saturday against the Oilers, it's conceivable he could be fully healthy by then. Regardless, the 38-year-old provides more of an impact in the locker room than on the ice at this stage in his career. He's totaled one point in his 14 appearances on the season.

January 30, 2017 09:55 PM
Blackhawks' Michal Rozsival: Will miss 2-to-3 weeks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rozsival (lower body) will be out for the next 2-to-3 weeks, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The veteran defenseman blocked a shot in practice Thursday and will be shelved for the next few weeks as a result. Considering he has just one point this season, his absence probably won't have much of an impact on fantasy circles. Gustav Forsling will likely sub into the lineup in Rozsival's stead.

January 29, 2017 06:10 PM
Blackhawks' Michal Rozsival: Headed to injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rozsival was placed on injured reserved Sunday due to an undisclosed injury.

The move was made retroactive to Jan. 25 and all we know about Rozsival's injury is that he was "banged up" during Wednesday's practice and isn't expected to miss much time, according to several Blackhawks beat writers. Either way, the veteran defenseman has logged exactly one assist while averaging 15:12 of ice time in 14 appearances this season, so his absence isn't likely to affect many fantasy owners. Gustav Forsling was called up to Chicago in a corresponding move.

January 27, 2017 01:05 PM
Blackhawks' Michal Rozsival: Scratched more often than not
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rozsival has been a healthy scratch for 37 of the Blackhawks' 51 games this season.

Rozsival inked a one-year deal with the Blackhawks this offseason to serve as the team's seventh defenseman during the 2016-17 campaign, so this level of participation was to be expected. The 38-year-old blueliner only has one assist in 14 games this season, and isn't a viable fantasy option in any format.

June 30, 2016 05:58 PM
Blackhawks' Michal Rozsival: Signs one-year contract Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rozsival penned a one-year deal with Chicago on Thursday.

Rozsival gets a new contract despite being 37 years old and having been a healthy scratch in the Blackhawks' final three playoffs games. Given the depth on Chicago's blue line, fantasy owners may want to reconsider Rozsival for their lineups as he's an inconsistent contributor.

March 14, 2016 01:11 PM
Blackhawks' Michal Rozsival: Will play Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rozsival (lower body) will rejoin the lineup Monday against the Kings, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.

Rozsival presumably suffered the lower-body ailment during Friday's morning skate, forcing him to miss that evening's contest against the Stars. It appears the rest over the weekend was enough for him, but just nine points in 39 games and a lack of ice time (15:19) keep him out of fantasy relevance in the majority of leagues.

March 11, 2016 04:53 PM
Blackhawks' Michal Rozsival: Out Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rozsival (lower body) won't be in the lineup for Friday's game against Dallas.

The veteran defenseman was seen making an early exit from Friday's morning skate, so it's presumable that he suffered the injury then. The injury couldn't have come at a worse time for Rozsival, as he'd scored three of his nine points on the season in his last two games. Look for Erik Gustafsson to be inserted into the lineup in Rozsival's place.

March 6, 2016 10:58 PM
Blackhawks' Michal Rozsival: Bags two points Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rozsival recorded a pair of assists and a plus-1 rating in Sunday's win over the Red Wings.

Rozsival helped set up a Patrick Kane goal just 21 seconds into the contest and Chicago never looked back en route to grabbing the 4-1 win. The 37-year-old, with just eight points on the season, is unlikely to be much of a factor in most fantasy formats.

February 3, 2016 04:19 PM
Blackhawks' Michal Rozsival: Will play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Roszival (lower body) will return to the lineup for Thursday's game against the Coyotes, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Roszival missed Tuesday's contest against the Avalanche with the lower-body issue, but it sounds as though the extra couple days of rest was enough for him to rejoin the lineup. Either Victor Svedberg or Erik Gustafssson will likely come out to make room for his return.

February 2, 2016 03:13 PM
Blackhawks' Michal Rozsival: Out Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rozsival (lower body) will miss Tuesday's game against the Avalanche, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.

Rozsival missed a game dealing with a lower-body injury, and it appears the week off during the All-Star break wasn't quite enough time to fully heal. Viktor Svedberg will slot into the lineup in his stead, while Rozsival's next opportunity to return will come Thursday against the Coyotes.

February 1, 2016 06:17 PM
Blackhawks' Michal Rozsival: Questionable for Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rozsival is considered questionable for Tuesday's game against the Avalanche with a lower-body injury, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.

It's unclear when exactly Rozsival's lower-body issue surfaced, but it could threaten his availability for Tuesday. If he does end up missing the contest, Robert Scuderi would likely draw into the lineup in his place, but expect another update on gameday.

November 13, 2015 12:27 PM
Blackhawks' Michal Rozsival: Activated from IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

Last 7 Games
Fantasy Points by Week

2005-06N.Y. Rangers825253035303001
2006-07N.Y. Rangers8010304010703003
2007-08N.Y. Rangers801325380620000
2008-09N.Y. Rangers7682230-7302000
2009-10N.Y. Rangers82320233101010
1999-00Pittsburgh735.51425:551705  480024
2000-01Pittsburgh175.9481:05618  26208
2001-02Pittsburgh8910.11581:282020  471021
2005-06N.Y. Rangers1154.31841:012370274:26295:45900045
2006-07N.Y. Rangers1049.61901:552299367:03260:44520026
2007-08N.Y. Rangers12710.21964:042354303:16237:28800134
2008-09N.Y. Rangers1206.71711:132107259:21179:39520025
2009-10N.Y. Rangers803.81757:392209156:09156:19780134
2005-06N.Y. Rangers4011-2000000
2006-07N.Y. Rangers103476201000
2007-08N.Y. Rangers101564000000
2008-09N.Y. Rangers70000000000
2005-06N.Y. Rangers50.098:0311817:4316:048004
2006-07N.Y. Rangers1816.7247:2930445:0643:1110005
2007-08N.Y. Rangers137.7250:4933236:1634:2010005
2008-09N.Y. Rangers50.0158:4921326:5320:404002

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Vlasim, Czechoslovakia
Chicago Blackhawks

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