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Zbynek Michalek | Defenseman

Team: St Louis Blues
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/23/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
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Zbynek Michalek played 17:14 in his St. Louis Blues' debut on Saturday night.
The 32-year-old was acquired from Arizona at the trade deadline but he has been unable to play because of a concussion he suffered as a member of the Coyotes. Michalek finished the game with a minus-1 rating, two shots on goal and a blocked shot. Michalek is a reliable defensive defenseman who doesn't have much fantasy value. Mar 15 - 12:08 PM

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Zbynek Michalek will make his St. Louis debut Saturday night against the Wild.

Michalek, who was acquired in a deal with the Coyotes on trade deadline day, has been recovering from a concussion that has kept him from playing. He will likely be paired with Jay Bouwmeester. Michalek is a decent NHL defenseman but not much of a fantasy hockey asset.
Mar 14 - 12:53 PM

Zbynek Michalek (concussion) participated in Wednesday's optional practice.

"I'm getting closer and closer," Michalek said. "I've been skating for a while now. I feel good. It would be nice to get a full practice in, too, but I'll take whatever. It's tough practicing right now with a lot of games on the schedule." It's become more about conditioning for Michalek now that his concussion symptoms haven't been an issue.
Mar 12 - 10:37 AM

Zbynek Michalek (concussion) resumed skating on Friday.

It was Michalek's first time on the ice since Feb. 14 when he suffered a concussion. He has two goals and eight points in 53 contests in 2014-15. As is typically the case with concussed players, it's not clear when he'll return.
Mar 6 - 5:43 PM

Zbynek Michalek, Olli Jokinen, Chris Butler and Chris Porter will be scratched in Thursday's game against Philadelphia.

Michalek still hasn't made his Blues' debut because he's suffering from a concussion. Jokinen was acquired from Toronto on Monday and he is expected to make his debut on Saturday. Both Butler and Porter have consistently been healthy scratches in 2014-15.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 5 - 7:02 PM

Zbynek Michalek (concussion) still hasn't resumed skating, but he's making some progress.

"Michalek is riding the bike now, so that's a good sign. He's on the mend, so we're pretty excited," coach Ken Hitchcock said. Michalek hasn't played since Feb. 14 due to a concussion, but that didn't stop the Blues from acquiring him from Arizona at the trade deadline.
Mar 4 - 5:58 PM

The Arizona Coyotes have retained half of Zbynek Michalek's remaining salary and cap hit in their trade with St. Louis.

Michalek is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, so it's not a big financial undertaking for Arizona, but it will help St. Louis stay under the ceiling. The Coyotes also sent a conditional third-round pick to St. Louis and received prospect Maxim Letunov.
Mar 2 - 12:35 PM

Zbynek Michalek has been dealt to St. Louis.

Arizona also sent a conditional third-round pick to St. Louis in exchange for prospect Maxim Letunov. Michalek hasn't played since Feb. 14 due to a concussion and he hasn't skated yet, but he is feeling better.
Mar 2 - 11:05 AM

St. Louis is reportedly the frontrunner for Coyotes defender Zbynek Michalek.

He has received interest from other clubs as well despite being sidelined with a concussion.
Mar 2 - 10:03 AM

Zbynek Michalek is drawing "significant interest" on the trade market, according to Coyotes general manager Don Maloney.

This despite Michalek dealing with an upper-body injury that has sidelined him since Feb. 14. Michalek is improving and should be able to play soon, so it hasn’t scared off teams. The 32-year-old has eight points this season.
Feb 28 - 11:15 PM

Zbynek Michalek (upper body) probably won't join Arizona on their road trip.

The Coyotes end a three-game road swing on Saturday at Boston. Coach Dave Tippett said there's nothing new to report on Michalek's status, so that has made him doubtful to play for at least this week. He has been sidelined since Feb. 14.
Feb 26 - 1:06 PM

The Coyotes were close to trading Zbynek Michalek before he suffered an upper-body injury.

Michalek won't be available on Monday and it's not clear how long he'll be out for. With the trade deadline on March 2, he might be moved in the very near future anyways. It's not known what team was on the brink of acquiring him, although other reports have linked Michalek to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Feb 23 - 6:54 PM

Zbynek Michalek (upper body) is questionable for the upcoming four game road trip.

Michalek has missed the last three games with the injury and the Coyotes need him to get healthy if they hope to deal him before the March 2 trade deadline. He has a possible concussion (according to Bob MacKenzie who mentioned it on Thursday on TSN) and if that is true, there is no timetable for his return.
Feb 22 - 5:59 AM

Zbynek Michalek (upper body) isn't expected to play Saturday.

He is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Michalek was at the rink Friday for treatment. He sat out Monday's game versus Colorado due to the ailment.
Feb 20 - 2:50 PM

On Thursday night's Insider Trading segment on TSN, Bob McKenzie said that it's believed that Arizona defenseman Zbynek Michalek has a concussion.

Be that as it may, Michalek is also believed to be symptom free and will return to the Coyotes' lineup sooner rather than later. The right handed 32 year old defensive defenseman has blocked consistently blocked two-to-three shots per game each season since 2009-10, and has 130 in 53 games this season to go along with a near-career high 73 hits.
Feb 19 - 11:39 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Backes
2Jori Lehtera
3Paul Stastny
4Marcel Goc
5Olli Jokinen
LW1Alexander Steen
2Jaden Schwartz
3Steve Ott
4John McCarthy
RW1Vladimir Tarasenko
2T.J. Oshie
3Patrik Berglund
4Dmitrij Jaskin
5Ryan Reaves
6Chris Porter
D1Kevin Shattenkirk
2Alex Pietrangelo
3Jay Bouwmeester
4Carl Gunnarsson
5Barret Jackman
6Chris Butler
7Zbynek Michalek
8Robert Bortuzzo
G1Brian Elliott
2Jake Allen