Video: Rozsival exits game with potentially serious injury

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The Chicago Blackhawks have a chance to advance to the Western Conference Final with a win tonight and they got off to a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Brent Seabrook and Andrew Shaw. However, they suffered a potentially serious setback as defenseman Michal Rozsival left the game with what looked like a pretty bad ankle injury.

He fell awkwardly and had to be helped off the ice. You can see the unfortunate incident below:

Chicago hasn’t provided an update yet, so it’s possible that this is a case where the injury isn’t as bad as it initially seems. If he can’t return to the game though — and it would be surprising if he does — then Chicago will need to rely much more on Kimmo Timonen. The 40-year-old blueliner has been averaging 9:31 minutes per game in the playoffs and logged a mere 5:44 minutes on Tuesday.

Update: As expected, Chicago announced that he won’t return tonight.