Rozsival, Bollig back in Hawks lineup

May, 18, 2014
Powers By Scott Powers
CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozsival and forward Brandon Bollig were back in the team’s lineup against the Los Angeles Kings in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday.

Bollig and Rozsival sat out the Blackhawks’ last two games against the Minnesota Wild in the second round. Bollig was suspended two games for an illegal hit. Rozsival was a healthy scratch for the last two games of the series.

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville had said Saturday Rozsival could be back in the lineup. Rozsival has one goal, three assists and a zero rating in 10 playoff games this season. He has averaged 17:29 of ice time.

“I think Rozy is one of those guys experience-wise you like him in your lineup,” Quenneville said on Saturday. “Defensively sound; offensively got real good patience and play recognition. So he gives you a real good intangible that you like to see.”

Bollig has zero points, a minus-3 and has averaged 6:09 of ice time in nine playoff games this season. He was a healthy scratch for one game. Bollig skated with Marcus Kruger and Ben Smith on the fourth line during the team’s pregame warmups on Sunday.

Bollig replaced Joakim Nordstrom in the lineup, and Rozsival replaced Sheldon Brookbank.
Scott Powers is the Blackhawks beat reporter for He is an award-winning journalist and has been reporting on preps, colleges and pros for publications throughout the Midwest since 1997.



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