Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozsival has undergone “successful surgery” to repair a fractured left ankle, the club announced today.
Said Dr. Michael Terry in a release: “The procedure went very well and we anticipate him returning to full hockey activities in approximately 12-16 weeks.”
If that timeline holds, Rozsival, 36, will miss the rest of the playoffs. A pending unrestricted free agent, the injury may also hurt his chances of signing with a team for next season.
David Rundblad is likely to replace Rozsival when the Blackhawks open the Western Conference finals versus Anaheim.