Blackhawks Sign Tootoo, Rozsival to Extensions

On Tuesday morning, the Chicago Blackhawks made an announcement regarding Michal Rozsival and Jordin Tootoo.

No, they haven’t been traded.

And no, they aren’t on waivers.

They got contract extensions through the 2017-18 season.

Tootoo, 34, has zero points and is minus-four in 36 games this season. He hasn’t appeared in a game since Feb. 4.

Rozsival, 38, has one goal and one assist in 16 games this season.

This is expansion draft protection for the Blackhawks in advance of Wednesday afternoon’s NHL trade deadline. Since both have a cap hit below $925k (according to LeBrun), there would be zero cap implications if the Blackhawks waived either/both at any time.

18 thoughts on “Blackhawks Sign Tootoo, Rozsival to Extensions

  1. Hope they bury both of them. Seems the choices for Vegas would be TVR or Kruger. Does anyone really think they’d take Kruger from that pair?

    It seems they want to protect Panik and Rasmussen from exposure.

    As I’ve said before, guys will get contracts just to expose. Vegas is gonna suck.

  2. Curious about Tootoo. With Kruger and probably Jurco able to be exposed already why re-up a forward for expansion draft eligibility? Unless one of the two gets traded before the ED. Does this mean Kruger is on the block? Seems to me like it could be the case…

  3. Maybe sets up tvr trade for rental. ..

    Cuz gonna lose tvr next year in draft for nothing…

    And these guys take meet the draft requirements for next year?

  4. The dude who has info on Shalunov posted we looking to get Kneeler and Pokka to teams they can get in lineup.

  5. Maybe Jurco impresses and they wouldn’t want to lose him. Maybe he gets hurt and can’t play his 10 games. Doubt TVR goes anywhere.

    With Kruger not taking draws his usefulness killing penalties is limited. If the Hawks are hoping he’s the player Vegas takes they’re full of themselves. Maybe they move him now for something. John Mitchell and Fedor Tyutin or

  6. Could be a discussion was going on and another GM was trying to back Stan into a corner telling him he NEEDED to take some player he did not want and Stan wanted to take that bargaining chip away. Could be they were looking at other options and decided the price was too high so they went ahead and this this as plan B.

    Too bad we need to protect Hartman because if we didn’t we could take the 8 skater option and cover 19, 88, 81, 15, 2, 4, 7 , 57 and 50 and force Vegas to select from Glass, Tootoo, Rosy and Kruger.

  7. All I know is Stan knows this stuff inside out. Also I could see him make a deal where he gives Vegas some incentive to take Kruger”s contract in the draft, maybe some draft pick somewhere along the line to go with him or prospect.

  8. TSN reporting Oduya for McNeill and conditional fourth which could move up to a third. Dallas retains 50% of his salary.

  9. “Nothing for nothing (equals nothing at all)”…?

    There’s a seat in the pressbox for Johnny-O…next to Rozsival’s?

  10. Ernie – I think this is a low risk move that hopefully solidifies the bottom pairing, is some insurance in case of an injury and is a guy who was good on the PK. If it doesn’t work out great I don’t think we are giving up much.

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