Blackhawks' Michal Rozsival will not be suspended for hit on Wild's Jason Zucker
The Chicago defenseman will not face supplemental discipline.
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozsival will not face a suspension for his hit against Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker during Sunday's Stadium Series game at TCF Bank Stadium, reports Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune.
Late in the second period, the 37-year-old defenseman lined up Zucker for the hit. Zucker, meanwhile, was trying to gather the puck in before losing control. As Zucker lifted his head up, Rozsival's right shoulder hit him and Zucker's head bounced off the ice.
The Wild forward remained on the ice for several minutes while receiving medical attention from Minnesota's medical staff. Zucker eventually got to his feet and was carted to the locker room. Rozsival also headed off the ice as he was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct for interference.
Zucker did not return to the game. The Wild said he was day-to-day with an upper-body injury. He did not go to a hospital for additional medical treatment.
"I didn't think it was a major, it was a spontaneous play as a defenseman in that situation," coach Joel Quenneville told the Tribune. "He just played the man, unfortunately the player was injured."