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Zbynek Michalek | Defenseman | #4

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/23/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
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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. Jan 26 - 7:39 PM

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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.
Jan 10 - 3:17 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.
Jan 7 - 10:36 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.
Jan 4 - 5:17 AM

Zbynek Michalek will be in the lineup Thursday night.

He is fine to play after he left Tuesday's game. Michalek took a shoulder to his chin on a hit by Marian Hossa in the third period.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 02:57:00 PM

Zbynek Michalek was scratched from Sunday's match with Colorado.

Oh, and after missing two weeks due to a lower body injury. The oft-bruised defender has seen just 28 games this season and has compiled three points along with 40 hits and 51 blocks.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 08:08:00 PM

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

It was a non-descript evening for Michalek as he was held off the scoresheet in his first game back since December 11. He has a goal and two assists in 28 games this season. He hasn't picked up a point since October 14 so he is not worth considering in DFS at this time.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 02:43:00 AM

Zbynek Michalek (lower body) may be available for Saturday's game against Los Angeles.

He hasn't played since Dec. 11 due to a lower-body injury. The pregame warmup will likely determine his status.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 02:01:00 PM

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

Michalek will still miss his fourth consecutive game on Tuesday though. Consider him day-to-day beyond that.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 08:25:00 AM

Zbynek Michalek (lower body) didn't take part in Sunday's practice.

The plan is for Michalek to skate prior to the Coyotes' practice on Monday. He's been out since Dec. 11.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 10:35:00 AM

Zbynek Michalek (lower body) won't return on Saturday.

This will be the Coyotes' third straight contest without Michalek's services. He has a goal and three points in 27 games in 2015-16.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 05:23:00 PM

Zbynek Michalek won't play in Thursday's game against Columbus because of a lower-body injury.

The Coyotes will dress every healthy body they have against Columbus. The 32-year-old is an important piece of Arizona's defense, but he has no fantasy value going forward. He has a goal and three points this season.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 08:59:00 PM

Zbynek Michalek had an assist in a 5-2 loss to Nashville on Tuesday.

Michalek hadn't recorded a point since Oct. 14. He now has a goal and two assists in 22 games this season, which isn't a surprisingly low point total for him.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 08:28:00 AM

Zbynek Michalek is ready to play Tuesday after sitting Saturday because of an illness.

His return was in the cards Monday after he practiced with the Coyotes. Michalek is a decent defenseman for real-time stats, but he doesn't have any fantasy value in most standard leagues.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 01:46:00 PM

Zbynek Michalek (illness) participated in Monday's practice.

Michalek was too sick to play on Saturday. It's not clear if Michalek will return on Tuesday, but obviously the fact that he's resumed practicing is a great sign.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 09:38:00 AM

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All Positions
C1Antoine Vermette
2Martin Hanzal
3Boyd Gordon
4Jordan Martinook
5Tyler Gaudet
6Brad Richardson
LW1Mikkel Boedker
2Max Domi
3Tobias Rieder
4Kyle Chipchura
RW1Shane Doan
2Anthony Duclair
3Joe Vitale
4Viktor Tikhonov
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Nicklas Grossmann
3Michael Stone
4Zbynek Michalek
5Connor Murphy
6Kevin Connauton
7Klas Dahlbeck
8Jarred Tinordi
9Chris Pronger
G1Louis Domingue
2Anders Lindback
3Mike Smith