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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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The Arizona Coyotes have signed defenseman Zbynek Michalek to a two-year/$6.4 million contract.
Michalek was traded to the St. Louis Blues at the deadline and now returns to his former club. He is a solid blueliner whose only fantasy asset is blocked shots. Jul 1 - 1:03 PM

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Zbynek Michalek is open to playing for the Blues next year.

"I still have to talk to my family and agent, but like what I said, I enjoyed my time here and I'm definitely not closing any doors. Anything can happen," he said. "There's a situation with the cap, too. It's not easy, I'm just hoping that I'll play somewhere. We'll see. I'm really open to coming back here, I enjoyed my time. We'll see what time brings in the summer." Michalek becomes an unrestricted free agent in July. He skated in 15 games with St. Louis during the regular season and made another six appearances with the team in the playoffs. Michalek was acquired from Arizona for prospect Maxim Letunov and a second-round pick (No. 52 overall) in 2014.
Apr 29 - 3:57 PM

Zbynek Michalek recorded his first goal with the St. Louis Blues, unfortunately it was the only marker the team had in their 4-1 loss to Vancouver.

Michalek threw sticks up all over the stat sheet, scoring on his only shot, with a takeaway, a block, and a hit over 16:31 of ice time. He now has two points in nine games with the Blues, with 10 points in 63 games overall this season.
Mar 31 - 12:22 AM

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

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

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