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Blackhawks’ Michal Rozsival out for the season with fractured ankle

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The Blackhawks lost a veteran to a terrible injury in Game 4.

Michal Rozsival will miss the rest of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs after suffering a fractured ankle Thursday night. The Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozsival twisted his leg in an unnatural way during the team's Game 4 win over the Minnesota Wild.

The Blackhawks confirmed the injury in statement, saying that Rozsival will require surgery and will not be able to resume hockey activities until next season.

Rozsival, 46, played in all 10 game's of the Chicago's playoff run thus far. The Chicago Tribune noted that his play had improved after a rough start during the Blackhawks' opening series against the Nashville Predators.

Just minutes into the second period, Rozsival took a tumble and landed awkwardly on his left leg. It was so bad that two teammates had to essentially carry him off the ice on one leg.

The injury itself is pretty tough to watch, but you can watch it here if you're not squeamish.

It happened pretty quickly, but his reaction afterwards was a good indication of how painful it was.

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