Chicago, Ill. - The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have activated defenseman Michal Rozsival from long-term injured reserve and reassigned defenseman Erik Gustafsson to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.
Gustafsson, 23, registered three assists in six games with the Blackhawks since making his NHL debut on Oct. 30 at Minnesota. The Nynashamn, Sweden, native has tallied one assist and 10 penalty minutes over eight games with the IceHogs in his first professional season in North America. He signed with the Blackhawks as a free agent on April 30, 2015.
Rozsival, 37, notched 13 points (1G, 12A) in 65 games with the Blackhawks last season en route to the 2015 Stanley Cup championship. He also tallied one assist over 10 playoff games. The 2013 Stanley Cup champion has totaled 33 points (2G, 31A) in 134 tilts with Chicago over the past three seasons. The Vlasim, Czech Republic, native has recorded 293 career points (66G, 227A) over 890 National Hockey League games with Pittsburgh, the New York Rangers, Arizona and Chicago. Rozsival was selected by Pittsburgh in the fourth round (105th overall) of the 1996 NHL Draft.
Next Home Game: Sunday, Nov. 22 vs. Lake Erie at 4 p.m. The IceHogs face Lake Erie for the first time all season on Stanley Cup Night at the BMO Harris Bank Center. Rockford will celebrate its alumni and the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks by displaying the Cup for fans in attendance. Hub Printing will give away 2,500 posters celebrating the Blackhawks championships.