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Zbynek Michalek | Defenseman

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/23/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
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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

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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

Zbynek Michalek is dealing with a lower-body injury.

Michalek didn't travel with the Coyotes to Colorado for Monday's game as a result. He's regarded as day-to-day and after this contest, he'll have plenty of time to recover as Arizona won't play again until Saturday.
Feb 16 - 2:24 PM

The Lightning are interested in Zbynek Michalek, according to HNIC’s Elliotte Friedman.

Tampa Bay is banged up on the blue line, so it makes sense it would be hopeful of adding more depth there. Michalek has eight points in 52 games this season. He will become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
Feb 14 - 9:27 PM

Zbynek Michalek will return Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Flyers.

He'll line up with Oliver Ekman-Larsson to form Arizona's second defensive pairing. Through 42 games, the veteran stay-at-home defender has seven points, 10 PIMs, 54 hits, and 99 blocks. A solid depth defender for leagues who reward players like him.
Jan 27 - 6:31 PM

Zbynek Michalek (upper body) probably won't be available on Tuesday.

Michalek already missed Sunday's contest due to the ailment. The silver lining is that the All-Star break is coming up, so Michalek will have get another week to rest his injury after Tuesday's contest.
Jan 20 - 8:43 AM

Zbynek Michalek will be day-to-day with an upper body injury.

Michalek has seven points, 10 PIMs, 54 hits, and 99 blocks through 42 games this season. So if you're in a league that rewards blocks, keep him in mind once he returns to action.
Jan 18 - 7:02 PM

Zbynek Michalek and Martin Erat will not play Sunday night against the Winnipeg Jets.

Michalek and Erat did not take line rushes tonight, and thus will not play in the game. While Erat's six goals and 13 points in 44 games doesn't make him much of a fantasy option, Michalek's 54 hits and 99 blocks through 42 games make him a nice depth option.
Jan 18 - 6:52 PM

Zbynek Michalek will return to the Coyotes lineup on Tuesday in time for the Penguins.

Michalek comes into the night with seven points, 10 PIms, 49 hits, and 93 blocks. The blocks are good for 12th in the NHL.
Jan 13 - 8:37 PM

Zbynyk Michalek will not be in the lineup on Saturday due to an upper body injury.

Just an FYI as the blueliner has only seven points in 39 games this season, although he does contribute in blocked shots as he has 93. Chris Summers will play in his place.
Jan 10 - 7:30 AM

Zbynek Michalek will sit out Thursday's game with an upper-body injury.

He is listed as day-to-day. In 39 games this season, Michalek has seven points and 93 blocks.
Jan 8 - 1:27 PM

Zbynek Michalek scored for the Coyotes in their 2-1 shootout win over the Ducks on Saturday night.

The goal was his first of the season. The 32-year-old has six points on the season, and with just 51 shots on goal, more goal scoring shouldn’t be expected. Sam Gagner and Martin Erat got the helpers.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 11:39:00 PM

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D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Keith Yandle
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