April 23, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; The Chicago Blackhawks bench during the third period in game six of the 2012 Western Conference quarterfinals at the United Center. The Coyotes beat the Blackhawks 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE
The Chicago Blackhawks signed defenseman Michal Rozsival to a one-year contract Tuesday.
" (A) miracle worker he is not. This is a kind-of big body you can put on the third pair to be a roadblock, and on the kill as well. In fact, he is a pretty effective penalty killer...In the end, he's a passable road-grater back there when he's on. You'll also recall him ragdolling some Hawks forwards last spring. There is some snarl here, and that's welcome on a blueline that's kind of short of it.
This signing appears to cement the departure of Niklas Hjalmarsson. $2 million is the unconfirmed total for the contract.
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