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Zbynek Michalek | Defenseman | #4

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (34) / 12/23/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
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Zbynek Michalek is not sure if he will play another season of hockey.
Michalek was sent to Tucson at the start of the season as the veteran was the extra defenseman out on the Coyotes blueline. "First I have to decide if I want to play," Michalek said. "If there’s an interest, obviously, NHL would be my priority, but I know at this stage and my age it will be pretty hard to get an NHL offer. But Europe is still a possibility, too, but it has to work out. It has to be the right situation for myself and especially my family. … If the right situation doesn’t come around, I might have to think about retirement." Michalek was a solid defensive defenseman whose fantasy value was in his ability to block shots. Feb 12 - 5:51 AM

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Zbynek Michalek has been assigned to the minors.

He cleared waivers before the regular season began and was a healthy scratch for Saturday's open versus Philadelphia. Michalek skated in 70 games with the Coyotes last year.
Mon, Oct 17, 2016 02:37:00 PM

Arizona's Zbynek Michalek is on waivers.

Michalek had two goals and seven points in 70 games last season. It's a bit of a surprise to see him among those waived Monday, but this won't impact the vast majority of fantasy teams.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 12:17:00 PM

Zbynek Michalek is back with the Arizona Coyotes after playing with the Czech Republic in the World Cup.

Between exhibition games and the tournament itself, Michalek got into six games thanks to the World Cup. With that in mind, the Coyotes plan to at least keep him out of Friday and Saturday's preseason contests in an effort to manage his workload. He had two goals and seven points in 70 games last season.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 09:59:00 AM

Zbynek Michalek will play for the Czech Republic at the World Cup of Hockey in September.

He was added to the team on Friday. Michalek will join Coyotes teammates Martin Hanzal on the roster.
Fri, May 27, 2016 05:03:00 PM

Zbynek Michalek averaged 17:01 minutes of ice time per game in 2015-16, which was his lowest amount since his rookie campaign in 2003-04.

"My role changed," Michalek said. "I didn’t play that many minutes as I used to playing third pair and kind of being a leader on the back end. We had a really young blue line, so that changed. I really tried to adjust. It wasn’t easy at the beginning but as the season went along, I think just mentally I was prepared to do that job." The good news is that Michalek managed to stay relatively healthy, reaching the 70-game mark for the first time since 2010-11. He had two goals and five assists in the 2015-16 campaign.
Tue, Apr 19, 2016 08:50:00 AM

Zbynek Michalek (upper body) took part in Tuesday's practice.

Michalek is expected to return on Wednesday after missing Monday's contest. He has two goals and six points in 54 contests this season.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 08:42:00 AM

Zbynek Michalek will not play on Monday because of an upper-body injury.

He returned from an undisclosed ailment on Saturday and logged 16:35 of ice time against Florida after missing Thursday's contest. Michalek is consider day-to-day.
Mon, Mar 7, 2016 02:30:00 PM

Zbynek Michalek (undisclosed) returned to action on Saturday.

Michalek has only two goals and six points in 54 games this season and was held off the scoresheet Saturday in all the traditional categories. He blocks a lot of shots and that is his only fantasy value if you play that stat.
Sun, Mar 6, 2016 03:35:00 AM

Zbynek Michalek won't play in Thursday's game against the Anaheim Ducks.

He's dealing with an undisclosed injury. He's considered day-to-day at this point. He has no fantasy value going forward.
Thu, Mar 3, 2016 08:58:00 PM

Zbynek Michalek recorded an assist in a 6-3 win against Dallas Thursday night.

Michalek has recorded at least a point in back-to-back games for the first time since Oct. 9-14. He has two goals and six points in 47 contests in 2015-16.
Fri, Feb 19, 2016 10:47:00 AM

Zbynek Michalek and Viktor Tikhonov will both be scratched against the Jets on Tuesday.

Through 39 games this season the veteran blue liner Michalek has posted four points, 14 PIMs, 51 hits, and 64 blocks. Unfortunately it appears that the rugged defender's career is starting to catch up with him.
Tue, Jan 26, 2016 07:39:00 PM

Zbynek Michalek (upper body) returned to action on Saturday.

Michalek was placed back on defense with Klas Dahlbeck as Stefan Elliott moved down the depth chart. Michalek was a plus-one in 17:32 of action. He has two goals and a pair of assists in 32 games this season.
Sun, Jan 10, 2016 03:17:00 AM

Zbynek Michalek (upper body) is questionable for Thursday's game.

Michalek missed Monday's games due to the ailment. He has two goals and four points in 31 contests in 2015-16.
Thu, Jan 7, 2016 10:36:00 AM

Zbynek Michalek sustained an upper-body injury in Saturday's game.

That has to be particularly frustrating for him given that Michalek only returned from a lower-body injury on Dec. 29. He missed Sunday's practice and is considered day-to-day.
Mon, Jan 4, 2016 05:17:00 AM

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