Michal Rozsival Still Dealing With Post-Concussion Symptoms

The Blackhawks reportedly signed veteran defenseman Cody Franson to a PTO this week because they may need a right-handed defenseman more than fans knew.

On Wednesday, agent Rich Winter told Scott Powers at The Athletic that Michal Rozsival is “not 100 percent healthy, which is a challenge because he’s got symptoms he’s managing as result of the knockout punch that was delivered to him unexpectedly.” Winter also serves as Marian Hossa’s agent.

Rozsival was sucker-punched by Anaheim’s Nick Ritchie late in the regular season and required facial surgery.

Without Rozsival, the Blackhawks would have only Brent Seabrook and newcomer Connor Murphy as right-handed shots on the blue line heading into the 2017-18 season. Jan Rutta and Ville Pokka, also righties, are also in the mix for a roster spot.

13 thoughts on “Michal Rozsival Still Dealing With Post-Concussion Symptoms

  1. It doesn’t matter what you think of Rozy, this is a terrible incident to joke about. The guy has always been a classy pro and he gets hit by a gutless sucker punch. How Ritchie only got two games is an embarrassment. I hope this is not how Rozy’s career ends.

    On another note wasn’t the NHL supposed to be investigating the Hossa situation and pending LTIR? I haven’t seen any news on this, have I missed anything?

  2. MS you are right on Rozival deserves more respect on here, this a could be a life altering condition.
    Hawks2010 if Berube sent down in camp and a min. Salary $650,000 recalled that would put them$15,000 under cap or 74.9885m.. If Hayden or $925,000 salary recalled when Hossa put on ltir as replacement and sent down that maxes ltir room out at total of both salaries 6.2m over 74.985m or 6.19885 or $15,000 short of 6.2m in ltir room.

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