|Assets:||Has a good combination of passing kills and hockey sense from the point. Is a good-sized defender with sound mobility. Blocks shots with aplomb. Is savvy.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't always play with optimum intensity. Should make better use of his 6-1, 212-pound frame, since he is at times a little too soft, but he rarely does.|
|Career Potential:||Savvy veteran defenseman.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2012-13 (Chicago)|
|NHL||Bud Light Plus/Minus Award||2005-06|
|Canadian Major Junior||Second All-Star Team||1997-98|
|WHL||Bill Hunter Trophy||1997-98|
|WHL||East First All-Star Team||1997-98|
|1/01/2015||Missed 2 games (lower body injury).|
|12/27/2014||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|10/18/2014||Missed 3 games (upper body injury).|
|10/09/2014||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|4/04/2014||Missed 9 games (lower body injury).|
|3/18/2014||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|11/16/2013||Missed 1 game (facial injury).|
|11/14/2013||Facial injury, day-to-day.|
|7/05/2013||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Chicago Blackhawks to a two-year contract.|
|4/24/2013||Missed 3 games (upper body injury).|
|4/19/2013||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|2/10/2013||Missed 5 games (lower body injury).|
|1/30/2013||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|9/25/2012||Signed with HC Skoda Plzen (Czech Republic).|
|9/11/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Chicago Blackhawks to a one-year contract.|
|12/08/2011||Missed 26 games (head injury).|
|10/10/2011||Head injury, injured reserve.|
|2/02/2011||Missed 3 games (lower body injury).|
|1/25/2011||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|1/18/2011||Missed 4 games (bruised ribs).|
|1/11/2011||Bruised ribs, day-to-day.|
|1/10/2011||Acquired from the New York Rangers.|
|1/10/2011||Missed 2 games (bruised ribs).|
|1/07/2011||Bruised ribs, day-to-day.|
|11/27/2010||Missed 9 games (shoulder injury).|
|11/11/2010||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|4/04/2009||Missed 5 games (lower body injury).|
|3/23/2009||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/29/2008||Missed 1 game (personal reasons).|
|12/27/2008||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|7/01/2008||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New York Rangers to a four-year contract.|
|3/27/2008||Missed 1 game (leg injury).|
|3/25/2008||Leg injury, day-to-day.|
|2/05/2007||Missed 2 games (knee injury).|
|1/31/2007||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|8/01/2006||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the New York Rangers.|
|8/29/2005||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New York Rangers.|
|9/17/2004||NHL lockout: Signed with the HC Ocelari Trinec of the Czech Extraleague.|
|4/04/2004||Missed all 82 games of the regular season (right knee injury).|
|12/28/2003||Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|12/24/2003||Right knee injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|12/18/2003||Missed 30 games (right knee injury).|
|12/18/2003||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) on conditioning assignment.|
|12/01/2003||Right knee injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|10/03/2003||Right knee injury, early December.|
|4/05/2003||Missed the last 3 games of the regular season (wrist injury).|
|3/31/2003||Wrist injury, day-to-day.|
|3/29/2003||Wrist injury, left Saturday's game.|
|3/18/2003||Missed 7 games (thumb injury).|
|3/04/2003||Thumb injury, day-to-day.|
|3/01/2003||Missed 3 games (concussion).|
|12/19/2002||Missed 15 games (shoulder injury).|
|11/16/2002||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|10/22/2002||Missed 1 game (groin).|
|9/11/2002||Re-signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins.|
|4/12/2002||Missed 3 games (knee injury).|
|4/06/2002||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|9/07/2001||Re-signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins.|
|12/28/2000||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|9/11/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Chicago Blackhawks.|
|1/10/2011||New York Rangers traded Michal Rozsival to the Phoenix Coyotes for Wojtek Wolski.|
|8/29/2005||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New York Rangers.|
|6/22/1996||Drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 4th round (105th overall) in 1996.|
Michal Rozsival records an assist vs. Kings | 05/25/2014 6:29 AM
NewsMichal Rozsival recorded an assist in a 4-3 loss to Los Angeles on Saturday.
ImpactRozsival has a goal and five points in 13 postseason contests. He also has a minus-one rating so far in the playoffs and one of just five Chicago players to have a negative rating after playing in at least 10 contests.
Michal Rozsival in for Sheldon Brookbank | 05/18/2014 3:02 PM
NewsThe Chicago Blackhawks will see a slight lineup tweak as Michal Rozsival replaces Sheldon Brookbank on defense.
Tracey Myers on Twitter
ImpactThe Los Angeles Kings are likely to push Chicago as much as anyone can starting with Game 1 on Sunday, so it makes sense that the 'Hawks are making changes even coming off a victory. This shouldn't have big fantasy implications, though.
Michal Rozsival was a scratched Sunday night | 05/12/2014 8:29 AM
NewsMichal Rozsival was a healthy scratch Sunday night in Game 5.
ImpactHe earned an assist and had a minus-1 rating in Friday's 4-2 loss. His penalty for closing his hand on the puck also led to Minnesota's fourth goal of the match early in the third period. Rozsival has also picked up a minus-1 rating in each of his past four appearances. Sheldon Brookbank suited up in his place.
Michal Rozsival finds back of net Saturday | 04/20/2014 9:49 AM
NewsMichal Rozsival scored a goal in a 4-3 overtime loss to St. Louis on Saturday.
ImpactIt was Rozsival's fifth playoff goal in 77 career contests. He had a goal and eight points in 42 regular season games in 2013-14.
Michal Rozsival might be back on Friday | 04/03/2014 11:37 AM
NewsMichal Rozsival (lower body) might be available to play on Friday.
Impact"I'm not sure, can't really say 100 percent right now." he said. "(Wednesday) was my first full practice with the team after a while, so I'm excited." He has been sidelined since Mar. 16 due to a lower-body injury.
Rsival resumes skating | 03/29/2014 12:12 PM
NewsMichal Rozsival has resumed skating and could return to action Thursday against Minnesota.
ImpactHe has not played since March 16th due to a lower-body injury. Rozsival has not been a fanatasy factor in years so this news is of little consequence to those competing in hockey pools.
Michal Rozsival still sidelined with LBI | 03/28/2014 9:28 AM
NewsMichal Rozsival has missed six games with a lower-body injury.
ImpactHe hasn't played since Mar. 16 and it's unclear when he'll be able to return.
Rozsival is day-to-day with lower-body injury | 03/18/2014 12:34 PM
NewsMichal Rozsival has sustained a lower-body injury.
Mark Lazerus on Twitter
ImpactRozsival might be out for "a few games" as a result. He has seven points and 30 penalty minutes in 38 games this season.
Michal Rozsival regrets accidental hit on ref | 03/07/2014 9:26 AM
NewsMichal Rozsival accidentally nailed linesman Andy McElman in the face with a hard right hand during a scrum with Colorado's Maxime Talbot on Tuesday night.
Impact"I really feel bad," Rozsival said. "It wasn't my intention at all to do anything like that. We were pushing each other and (Talbot) punched me. I punched him back, and he kind of deflected my arm. I seriously don't know how it could have happened. (McElman) seemed to be OK. It wasn't a hard punch, but he didn't expect it so he was suckered." As expected, he didn't face any supplemental discipline for the play. He was a healthy scratch against Columbus on Thursday. Perhaps Chicago coach Joel Quenneville was trying to keep the officials safe in that game.
D Michal Rozsival warms bench for Czechs | 02/16/2014 6:16 PM
NewsNHL veteran defenseman Michal Rozsival of the Chicago Blackhawks did not get a shift for the Czech Republic in a 1-0 loss to Switzerland at the Sochi Olympics Sunday.
ImpactHe wasn't alone. Center Jiri Novotny, who played 189 NHL games with Buffalo, Washington and Columbus and now plays with Prague Lev in the KHL, also watched from the bench. Veteran NHLer Patrik Elias did not even dress for the Czechs. No reason was given for his absence. The New Jersey Devils centre, who had three goals and six points in his previous three trips to the Olympics, had an assist in the Czechs' first two games.
Michal Rozsival scores goal for Blackhawks | 01/05/2014 11:29 PM
NewsMichal Rozsival scored one of the goals for the Chicago Blackhawks in their 3-2 shootout loss to the visiting San Jose Sharks on Sunday night.
ImpactIt was the defenseman's first goal of the season. The other Chicago goal was scored by Niklas Hjalmarsson, his fourth of the season.
Rozsival a healthy scratch v Blues | 12/29/2013 12:38 PM
NewsMichal Rozsival was a healthy scratch Saturday night.
ImpactHe did not play in a big matchup against the Blues. Rozsival has been used sparingly this season and has often gone a week between games. He is no longer fantasy relevant.
Michal Rozsival 'not bad' after dental work | 11/13/2013 8:26 AM
NewsMichal Rozsival had some dental work done after taking a puck to the face Sunday night.
ImpactCoach Joel Quenneville described the defenseman's status as "not bad" on Tuesday. "We'll get him on the ice (Wednesday), hopefully he'll be fine," Quenneville added.
| 10/25/2013 2:10 AM
NewsMichal Rozsival returned to action on Thursday October 24.
Michal Rozsival (illness) sits Weds. practice | 10/17/2013 8:33 AM
NewsMichal Rozsival missed Wednesday's practice because of an illness.
ImpactHe probably won't play Thursday night, so look for Sheldon Brookbank or Mike Kostka to play in his place. Rozsival, Brookbank and Kostka have been rotating games since the start of the season.
Michal Rozsival OK with platoon situation | 10/07/2013 4:32 PM
NewsMichal Rozsival would certainly like to play more, but he understands why the Blackhawks use a platoon situation for their sixth defense spot.
ImpactIt looks like he's going to rotate with Sheldon Brookbank and Mike Kostka for game action this season. Rozsival decided to re-up with Chicago in the off-season, on a two-year deal worth $2.2 million a season, knowing he wouldn't be playing a full year's worth of games. He's just trying to stay ready for his next appearance. Rozsival earned an assist, two hits and two penalty minutes in the Hawks' regular-season debut.
Michal Rozsival debuts in preseason Sunday | 09/22/2013 5:09 PM
NewsThe Chicago Blackhawks expect to see a few players make their preseason debuts on Sunday, defenseman Michal Rozsival included.
Mark Lazerus on Twitter
ImpactRozsival joins Garret Ross, Byron Froese and Brad Mills on Sunday. Rozsival might not be particularly valuable in fantasy terms, but his defensive work is underrated.
Cup used for beer guzziling in Czech Republic | 08/10/2013 9:50 AM
NewsDefenseman Michal Rozsival of the champion Chicago Blackhawks took the Stanley Cup to his native Czech Republic to celebrate for a day.
ImpactThe 34-year-old veteran signed a two-year contract with the Blackhawks in July after his 12th NHL season. While in the Czech Republic with Rozsival, the Stanley Cup fully immersed itself into Prague culture, doubling as a beer goblet during a boat ride with Rozsival's family.
Michal Rozsival signs 2 year deal w/ Chicago | 07/05/2013 1:31 PM
NewsMichal Rozsival has re-signed with the Chicago Blackhawks.
Dan Rosen on Twitter
ImpactIt's a two year deal with no financial terms released. Rozsival played a prominent role on the Chicago blueline during their Cup win this season and also chipped in offensively with 12 assists in 28 regular season games. He had four assists in 23 playoff games. Pick him up in very deep pools late as he chips in with a few points and he should have a good plus/minus in Chicago.
Michal Rozsival gets two assists in Game 4 | 06/20/2013 9:43 AM
NewsMichal Rozsival registered two assists for the Blackhawks in Chicago's 6-5 overtime win.
ImpactRozsival has four points in his last five games. He also had a plus-three in 26:36 minutes of ice time on Wednesday.
Michal Rozsival picks up first playoff point | 06/09/2013 6:36 AM
NewsMichal Rozsival picked up his first point in the playoffs as he set up Duncan Keith's first period goal Saturday.
ImpactRozsival has one assist in 17 post-season playoff games and is plus-six after a 12 assist regular season with a plus-18 rating. Rozsival played 23:17 minutes in the double-overtime win Saturday after playing 25:28 minutes in Game 4 as he took over a bulk of the playing time of the suspended Duncan Keith. He averaged 14:34 minutes in the first three games of the Western Conference Final and should play as many minutes in the Cup Final barring injuries and overtime.
Michal Rozsival quietly strong in postseason | 06/08/2013 10:29 AM
NewsFlashy he isn't, but defenseman Michal Rozsival quietly has been a key to the Chicago Blackhawks' success in the postseason.
ImpactRozsival is a plus-5 in the postseason for the Hawks, who lead Los Angeles 3-1 in the Western Conference final and would go on to meet the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup championship series with a win over the Kings today. Rozsival's playing time increased in Game 4 because of the suspension to top Chicago d-man Duncan Keith and he did well. "He's been tremendous the whole year," said Chicago d-man Johnny Oduya, who was paired with Rozsival in Game 4. "We have good depth, a lot of guys who can play those minutes. And he's a skill guy who's smart with the puck and makes plays. He's obviously a veteran; he's been around for some time and just showed (Thursday), when you give him that opportunity, he steps up and he played a great game."
Rozsival's minutes skyrocket minus Keith | 06/07/2013 8:43 AM
NewsMichal Rozsival logged 25:28 minutes in Chicago's 3-2 victory in Game 4.
ImpactThat represents a roughly 10 minute increase in playing time compared to Game 3. The cause was obviously Duncan Keith's one-game suspension, which forced the rest of Chicago's blueliners to step up. "We're not about individuals. The whole team has been pulling on the same rope all season," Rozsival. "It's great to see all the guys contributing, even if we're missing a guy like Duncs. But it's important to have him back." Keith is eligible to return for Game 5.
Michal Rozsival surprised Kings pulled Quick | 06/03/2013 9:16 AM
NewsMichal Rozsival said he was surprised when the Los Angeles Kings pulled Jonathan Quick in the second period of Sunday's Game 2 win.
ImpactKings coach Darryl Sutter replaced Quick with Jonathan Bernier after Michal Handzus scored midway through the second period to make it 4-0 for Chicago. "It was surprising to me they pulled him. But we did a good job," Rozsival said. "We scored early on him, we got one on the power play, we kind of kept him in the crease and it's always nice to see when you can force a goalie out of the net with the way you play. But I'm pretty sure he'll be back. He's one of the best goalies."
Michal Rozsival gets an assist in return | 04/25/2013 9:29 AM
NewsMichal Rozsival returned from an upper body injury on Wednesday.
ImpactRozsival had an assist in 19:20 minutes of playing time. He missed three games due to the ailment.
| 04/25/2013 1:58 AM
NewsMichal Rozsival returned to action on Wednesday April 24.
Michal Rozsival won't return Monday | 04/22/2013 4:24 PM
NewsMichal Rozsival (upper body) will not return on Monday.
Mark Lazerus on Twitter
ImpactIt will be the third straight game Rozsival has missed. He has 11 assists in 24 games this season.
Michal Rozsival has four assists in last five | 04/09/2013 7:32 AM
NewsMichal Rozsival has four assists in his last five games.
ImpactRozsival is having a surprisingly good fantasy season when he is in the lineup as he has 11 assists in 22 games with a plus-17 rating, stats he hasn't seen fantasy-wise since the 2006-07 season. He may be worth activating in deeper pools if you do not have the need for goals at this stage of the season.
Michal Rozsival gets shootout winner | 04/02/2013 9:14 AM
NewsMichal Rozsival doesn't have a goal in regulation time this season, but he netted the game-winner in Monday's shootout against Nashville.
Impact"Everyone was saying, `Put him in, put him in,' the last few games," Patrick Kane said. "He's one of those guys in practice who seems to score every time on the move he pulled out there." This was Rozsival's fifth career shootout attempt and first shootout goal. Maybe his success on Monday will motivate him to score his first regulation goal in over a year.
Rozsival, Bollig healthy scratches Friday | 03/29/2013 8:36 PM
NewsMichal Rozsival and Brandon Bollig are both healthy scratches Friday night.
Chris Kuc on Twitter
ImpactRozsival has generally been a solid player for Chicago this season, with eight assists and a plus-14 rating while averaging 17:15 minutes per night in 18 games. Bollig is pointless in 17 games this season, playing about seven minutes a tilt.
Hawks high on aging blueliner Michal Rozsival | 03/23/2013 11:17 AM
NewsHe is 34, in his 12th NHL season, yet the Chicago Blackhawks feel they hit the jackpot when they signed Michal Rozsival as a free agent before this season.
ImpactRozsival has seven assists in only 16 games, has a whopping plus-14 rating - only Jonathan Toews, at plus-17, is higher with the Hawks - and has formed a nice third blue-line tandem with Nick Leddy while sharing time with the more physically oriented Sheldon Brookbank. Rozsival was signed for his defensive skills more than for offense. But freed from the shackles of the Phoenix Coyotes' defensive-minded system, he has turned back the clock and looked like the more offensively gifted player he was with the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers. ``The way this team is playing, it's pretty much offensive-minded throughout the lineup,'' Rozsival said. ``I don't think anybody would be happy if I was just dumping the pucks off the glass on this team, so I'm trying to do my best. I knew I was able to play offense.'' ``His patience with the puck, the level that he's played with the puck, is one thing maybe I undervalued,'' Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said.
| 02/11/2013 2:53 AM
NewsMichal Rozsival returned to action on Sunday February 10.
Michal Rozsival skates, nearing return | 01/30/2013 10:11 PM
NewsMichal Rozsival skated Wednesday and is closing in on a return to the lineup.
ImpactHe sustained a lower-body injury Jan. 24 and continues to work his way back into the lineup. "I'm glad to be back on the ice and looking forward to getting some games going," said Rozsival. "Hopefully I'll be back in a game soon. It's nothing serious."
Michal Rozsival sits out practice Tuesday | 01/29/2013 2:44 PM
NewsMichal Rozsival missed practice Tuesday with a lower-body injury.
Tracey Myers on Twitter
ImpactCoach Joel Quenneville says he expects Rosy to skate Wednesday, so we wouldn't worry too much about him missing an extended period of time. That said, he's of no real use for fantasy purposes so this is more of an FYI.
Michal Rozsival likely in for Brookbank | 01/22/2013 1:34 PM
NewsIt looks like Michal Rozsival will skate in place of Sheldon Brookbank tonight.
Tracey Myers on Twitter
ImpactNeither player is of much for fantasy owners, with Rozsival's value having passed him by long ago.
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|Goals||1||vs. Mtl||Dec 5||1|
|Assists||1||4 times-last:vs. Wpg||last:Jan 16||1|
|Points||1||5 times-last:vs. Wpg||last:Jan 16||1|
|Penalty Minutes||2||6 times-last:at Min||last:Jan 8||4|
|Plus/Minus||2||3 times-last:at LA||last:Nov 29||3|
|Power Play Goals||0||36 times-last:at Pit||last:Jan 21||0|
|Power Play Points||0||36 times-last:at Pit||last:Jan 21||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||36 times-last:at Pit||last:Jan 21||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||36 times-last:at Pit||last:Jan 21||0|
|Shots||4||vs. Col||Jan 6||3|
|Games||82||2 times-last: 2009-10 (NYR)|
|Penalty Minutes||90||2005-06 (NYR)|
|Power Play Goals||7||2006-07 (NYR)|
|Shorthanded Goals||2||2007-08 (NYR)|
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