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Zbynek Michalek | Defenseman

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/23/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
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Zbynek Michalek scored a goal in Phoenix's 2-1 shootout loss to Winnipeg Tuesday evening.
It was Michalek's second goal of the season and his ninth point. Antoine Vermette and Mikkel Boedker assisted the goal. Apr 2 - 3:28 AM

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Zbynek Michalek is questionable to play Saturday.

He was hurt on a blocked shot in Boston on Thursday. "If he can find a way to play, he'll play," coach Dave Tippett said.
Mar 15 - 5:47 PM

Zbynek Michalek scored for the first time in 83 games on Saturday.

It was the game winner against the Penguins as it was a big night for Michalek and defense partner Oliver Ekman-Larsson as they shut down the Sidney Crosby line. Michalek was a plus-one with four blocked shots.
Feb 2 - 8:46 AM

Zbynek Michalek (hip) said he will be back in Phoenix's lineup on Thursday.

The Coyotes placed Rostislav Klesla on waivers Wednesday to make room for Michalek's return.
Jan 16 - 1:19 PM

Zbynek Michalek (hip) is still practicing but there is still no timetable for his return.

Michalek has not played since December 17 and is concerned that he won't be ready for the Olympics that start a month from now. Coach Dave Tippett is pleased with his progress. "That's a good sign he's skating every day and working every day," Tippett said. "At some point, I'm sure we'll get to the point where we say let's give it a try." Michalek has four points in 24 games but is more known for his defensive play and shot blocking ability.
Jan 12 - 9:36 AM

Zbynek Michalek (hip) isn't sure if he'll be ready in time for the Olympics.

Michalek has been named to the Czech Republic's roster. "Right now I"m not playing and I haven't played in a while," Michalek said. "The first thing here is to get healthy and playing again. … If everything goes well, I can go ahead and play and then play in the Olympics." More specifically, Michalek hasn't played since Dec. 17. He has four points in 24 games this season.
Jan 7 - 12:11 PM

Zbynek Michalek (hip) skated for 20 minutes on Friday.

Michalek has been out of action since December 17 with a hip injury and it looks to be a recurrence of an injury that kept him out of action from November 14-December 10. He is a terrific shot blocker and defensive specialist but there is no timetable for his return.
Jan 4 - 8:11 AM

Zbynek Michalek's lower-body injury is a hip problem.

Michalek missed time with the same injury earlier this season and he seems to have aggravated his condition. He is projected to be out for weeks this time around.
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 04:53:00 PM

Zbynek Michalek is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury.

He has returned home for further evaluation. Michalek was hurt on his first shift against Montreal on Tuesday night and his night ended after just 40 seconds of ice time. He has been placed on injured reserve and the Coyotes brought up Rostislav Klesla to replace him on the roster.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 02:19:00 PM

Zbynek Michalek (lower body) was activated from the IL on Tuesday December 10.

Michalek had a plus-one rating and logged 17:32 minutes in his return. He was sidelined for nearly a month.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 02:17:00 AM

Zbynek Michalek (lower body) took part in Monday's practice.

Michalek is a possibility to return on Tuesday after missing nine straight contests. He has four assists and 10 penalty minutes in 20 games this season.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 10:06:00 AM

Zbynek Michalek could return from a lower body injury this week.

Michalek has missed the last nine games with the injury but has participated in practice so his return is imminent. While he has little fantasy value in traditional pools, he does block a lot of shots.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 08:38:00 AM

Zbynek Michalek (lower body) took part in Thursday's optional practice.

Michalek might be able to return on Friday against Vancouver. He has been sidelined since Nov. 14.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 09:39:00 AM

Zbynek Michalek didn't join the Phoenix Coyotes as they travel for a two-game road trip.

He's suffering from a lower-body injury. He skated for a short time on Saturday, so maybe he's at least making his way toward a return.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 05:46:00 PM

Zbynyk Michalek (lower body) skated for a short time on Saturday.

Michalek has been out of action since November 14 but hopes to go on the Coyotes short two game road trip starting Monday in Nashville. He has four assists in 20 games but his big fantasy stat is his 63 blocked shots.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 09:08:00 AM

Depth Charts

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C1Sam Gagner
2Antoine Vermette
3Martin Hanzal
4Joe Vitale
5Kyle Chipchura
6Henrik Samuelsson
LW1Mikkel Boedker
2Lauri Korpikoski
3Martin Erat
4Rob Klinkhammer
5Lucas Lessio
6Brandon McMillan
7Max Domi
RW1Shane Doan
2B.J. Crombeen
3David Moss
4Alexandre Bolduc
5Jordan Szwarz
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Keith Yandle
3Zbynek Michalek
4Michael Stone
5David Schlemko
6Brandon Gormley
7Chris Summers
8Andrew Campbell
G1Mike Smith
2Devan Dubnyk