Michal Rozsival's season over after nasty Game 4 ankle injury

(Warning: video not for the squeamish)

As we all imagined, the news on Michal Rozsival of the Chicago Blackhawks was not good. According to team physician Dr. Michael Terry, the defenseman's season is over after he suffered a fractured left ankle that will require surgery in Game 4 Thursday night.

The injury occurred midway through the second period of Chicago's 4-3 win over the Minnesota Wild -- a win that clinched a sweep and moved the Blackhawks to their fifth Western Conference Final in the last seven seasons.

“Obviously [it’s tough],” Duncan Keith said after the game, via the Sun Times. “He’s been my D-partner. He’s been great, playing alongside him. He’s a great guy in the locker room. He’s a great veteran on our team. It’s tough to see a guy get injured. I’m not really sure what happened. Hopefully he’s OK.”

Rozsival, who was on Chicago's Stanley Cup winning team in 2013, will be 37 in September and is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Given his declining play and increasing age, we might have seen the last of him here in the NHL.

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