Injury Update: Michal Rozival Career Over?

The Blackhawks announced on Friday afternoon that Michal Rozsival suffered a fractured left ankle during the second period of Thursday night’s game. from the release: “He will require surgery to repair it. He is not expected to return to full hockey activity until next season.”

In 890 career regular season NHL games, Rozsival has 66 goals and 227 assists. He has added five goals and 20 assists in 102 career postseason contests. Originally a fourth round pick (105th overall) by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1996 NHL Draft, he won the Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks in 2013.

Rozsival will be 37 years old when the 2015-16 season begins and is an unrestricted free agent this summer.

20 thoughts on “Injury Update: Michal Rozival Career Over?

  1. he was having a good series and seemed to be finding his playoff form. too bad.

    thanks for everything rozie.

  2. Rozy is as deserving of another ring as any member of the club. Let’s make sure he gets it. I firmly believe the Blackhawks will win it all. Minny was the team I was most concerned about, now they’re gone and we’ll be well rested for the second half of the tournament. We got Anaheim’s number. Whatever team out of the east in SC final would not have gotten there out of the west. It’s right there waiting for us.

  3. What a shame. Besides it being bad for the Hawks, I feel bad for him.

    Good luck and speedy recovery Rozy. Hopefully your name will be etched on the Cup for a second time.

  4. My guess is that he will sign a one year deal with Edmonton and go show those young kids how a true warrior prepares and plays the game of hockey.

    The man is a class act!! Good luck Rosy!!

  5. I hope that if he really wants to come back and play for someone, that he can. If not, there are not too many people who can say they played at the highest level for as long as he has. He was having a good playoff run and it’s unfortunate. Best wishes to him and for his recovery.

  6. Really is a shame… He is a hard worker willing to do anything asked of him. For the crap fans gave him for being “too old” he was stepping up to that 5D role very well.

    Quick Recovery Rozy!

  7. It seemed like such a freak incident when it happened. Only on the replay did you see the unfortunate twist to that ankle. You certainly have to feel badly for the guy. On the other hand very few last as long and many players never get their name on the Cup. His is there and they can never take that away. Hopefully it gets there one more time and he gets to receive the Cup from #44 before passing it on to one of the younger guys.

  8. Not a Roszi fan…but as many pointed out, he was playing well in the Wild series. On top of that, would never want anything to happen injury wise to a player. Tough break for Roszi and for Hawks! Hopefully the Hawks can go win the Cup and he can be there to raise it with them!

  9. Rozy played lights out in 2013 he played like man possessed during that run to the cup. Despite his play dipping the last few seasons he was a solid addition to the team when he arrived and could always be relied on to make a heads up play. His strong hockey IQ kept him in the league for a long time! Wish him a speedy recovery.

  10. Hopefully his fellow teammates continue this great ride and he’s there when Toews hoists the Stanley Cup, then hands it Rosy. How great would that be ?

  11. Win a cup for 32 Hawks! What a great character guy with a little left in the tank to have on your team. The Hawks were obviously shaken after his loss, that goal they let in was a tribute to the guy :) My prediction is Q rotates a few AHL and roster guys in to see who’s ready. Rundblad will probably be first up, and if he can run the puck up in transition and not get beaten inside on D he’s the man… The latter is the sticky point… But who knows. Good luck Rozsy, hope the Hawks can pull it out for you.

  12. Icehogs lost, down 2-0. Wonder if Johns would be available if the hogs are swept. I hope they come back and smoke the little wings at the bmo

  13. Panarin Watch- another highlite goal and assist… Kid is going to be a great Hawk!!

  14. Wall, wheres Pararin at compared to Teravainen (not factoring age). Hes on a 2 yr elc.

  15. Mo, Panarin has played professional hockey for over 5 years, this is an unusual situation for the Hawks, think Comiskey who spent 2 years of Pro hockey in Sweden before signing with the Hawks this past summer.

    Panarin might require some time to adjust to the size of the ice surfaces and the size/speed of the NHL players, but the Hawks will know soon whether or not he is going to “cut it” in the show as he’s not a kid. This is why his contract states that if he doesn’t make the Hawks roster out of TC, he goes back to Russia. As Wall does, I think that the Hawks are going to give Panarin EVERY possible chance to make it and you have to believe he will, when is the last time you have witnessed his combination of speed and incredible skill???

  16. I read thar Runblad was partnered with Keith during practice. Now we know. Hope that he can step it up during the playoffs just like Rosival did.

  17. Also out of practice, Paliotta is not with the team, he is back at his home training for next season per Quenneville. Not sure I get the “why” of that, but ok. So the extra defensemen for now are Runblad and Cumiskey and it looks like Runblad draws in.

  18. It is certain that Runblad knows what is expected of him. Lets assume the Ducks are next up. So far they have had a relatively easy go and been dominant. Thought Winnipeg would give ’em hell, maybe they sort of did, but it does not show yet. Calgary will put up a good effort tonight and lets hope they can extend this thing. Can we handle the Ducks? You Betcha!

  19. Mo- Only viewing “Highlites”- and Half of one full game vs. NHL’ers vs. TT- saw several games versus Under 20’s (elite)…

    Panarin is Faster/better skater thane TT

    Panarin is way better shooter/dangler while moving at High speeds… TT can dangle to… but doesn’t do it as effectively at top speeds- as does Panarin…

    I cannot- speak to how fast he thinks the game… TT is very top end at that.
    TT also- is D responsible and thinks D position as well as Offense…

    Panarin- can use his speed to lift the stick like 81,88 do…
    But don’t have any thoughts on Panarin’s D positioning or willingness- haven’t seen enough…

    From what I have seen– Panarin is closer to 88 than 86… skill wise— Which is Very Exciting!!!

  20. Hes as good/or better then Tervainen then this is sweet. I saw all 86 games at world juniors and we were at the games in lake placid camp. Didn’t know anything about Panarin. Hes 23 not 20, but to have both these guys is nice.

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