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Report: No knee damage for Rozsival after Brown hit

May 24, 2012, 5:44 PM EDT


According to the Arizona Republic, Phoenix Coyotes GM Don Maloney is reporting defenseman Michal Rozsival avoided structural knee damage after absorbing a hit from Kings captain Dustin Brown during Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.

The hit occurred midway through Tuesday’s overtime session, one that forced Rozsival from the game and was immediately followed by Dustin Penner‘s game-winning tally.

While Rosival is currently on crutches, he’s believed to have suffered only a deep knee/thigh contusion.

Maloney has gone on record saying he felt Brown’s hit unnecessary.

“I thought the contact could have been avoided,” he told XTRA Sports 910 Phoenix. “I thought it was a hit that didn’t need to be made.”

  1. sjsharks66 - May 24, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    What a surprise, no knee damage on a hit to his thigh.

  2. bcisleman - May 24, 2012 at 6:10 PM

    Glad the hit to his KNEE didn’t cause any damage. Especially big as he appears headed for free agency. Love to have him on the Island paired with Mark Streit.

  3. acieu - May 24, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    Another diver

  4. namriverrat69 - May 24, 2012 at 9:20 PM

    Mike Smith did declare in the post game comments that Brownie blew out Rozsival’s knee and Brownie should be banned forever from playing hockey. Way to whine and cry and in all your ignorance jump to a wrong conclusion Smith. You are the biggest whiner and cry baby around as well as the fact you are a dirty player and big time diver. With all that talent you waste your potential acting the fool. What? Oh it is not an act. I get it.


    • mb65dod - May 25, 2012 at 9:04 AM

      Please do not forget that the poor guy was almost killed by 170 lb Shaw in the 1st round with Chicago and he was fortunate to recover when Shawn was suspended….

  5. niner4life69 - May 24, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    Just shows how weak of a team the coyotes really are! If they don’t want contact they should try golf or volleyball and leave hockey top the real men! Go Kings go!!!!

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