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Morning Bag Skate: Michal Rozsival has successful ankle surgery, out 12-16 weeks

Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the hockey world.

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Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozsvial will miss 12-16 weeks after he underwent successful surgery to repair a fractured left ankle, the team announced Tuesday.

Day 5 without Hawks hockey, but at least the team is getting rest. The Hawks' AHL affiliate, Rockford IceHogs will be in action Wednesday night when they look to climb out of a 2-0 series deficit against the Grand Rapids Griffins (Red Wings) in Game 3 of their Western Conference Semifinal at BMO Harris Bank Center.

Eight games down, eight to go for the Hawks.

Here's the latest news:


**Michal Rozsival to miss 12-16 weeks after successful ankle surgery (SCH)

**Steve Montador's family to sue NHL after CTE findings, per reports (SCH)

**Stan Bowman's focus split between present, future (Sun-Times)

**Meet the man behind Patrick Kane's mullet (Tribune)

**Jonathan Toews among 12 to receive Order of Manitoba (

Central Division

**With Wild's run done, Mike Yeo's should be too (Pro Hockey News)

**Wild's Josh Harding expected to retire (NHL)

**Making sense of the Wild's young core: Jason Zucker (Hockey Wilderness)

**Blues' coach Ken Hitchcock will stay, according to speculation from NY Post (St. Louis Game Time)

**Pilot's Logbook: Bryan Little (Arctic Ice Hockey)


**Tampa Bay Lightning eliminate Montreal, advance to Eastern Conference Final (NHL)

**Mike Babcock as Carmen San Diego, where in the world is Babcock? (Winging It In Motown)

**Flames' GM Brad Treliving's press conference: Realistic yet hopeful (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**Oilers sign Finnish league standout Eetu Laurikainen (Oilers)

Hockey world

**Jack Eichel scores in OT to push U.S. past Slovakia at Worlds (Pro Hockey Talk)

**Avalanche's Matt Duchene, Stars' Jason Spezza lead Canada rout of Austria (NHL)

**Matjaz Kopitar resigns as Solvenia coach (IIHF)

**McDavid wins OHL Player of the Year (Pro Hockey Talk)

**Brady Tkachuk commits to Boston University (SBN College Hockey)

**North Dakota's Drake Caggiula returning for senior season (SBN College Hockey)

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