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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 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

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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

Zbynek Michalek played in his 500th game as a member of the Coyotes on Saturday.

Michalek is in his second stint with the Coyotes as he played for the Penguins in between. The rearguard has only two assists in 14 games this season as his fantasy value is in the blocked shots category where he is tied for 36th in the NHL with 26.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 04:54:00 AM

Zbynek Michalek's hip has been fine so far in training camp.

Michalek was limited to 59 games last season due to hip problems. "I've been skating every day, been skating for about a week and skating in some tough skates," Michalek said. "I'm holding up pretty well and feeling better every day, so it's a good sign." He hasn't participated in a preseason game yet though, so that will be the next test.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 09:44:00 AM

Zbynek Michalek is hoping to stay healthy this season.

The talented defensive defenseman has not played a full NHL schedule for the last six years, missing at least nine games and as many as 23 games in a season. While the Coyotes have not put any pairings together at this time, Michalek has been an outstanding complement to Oliver Ekman-Larsson and it would not take a lot of time for the duo to be comfortable with each other on the ice. When it comes to fantasy hockey, Michalek has big value in blocked shots and little else.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 06:39:00 AM

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.
Wed, Apr 2, 2014 03:28:00 AM

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.
Sat, Mar 15, 2014 05:47:00 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.
Sun, Feb 2, 2014 08:46:00 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.
Thu, Jan 16, 2014 01:19:00 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.
Sun, Jan 12, 2014 09:36:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Antoine Vermette
2Martin Hanzal
3Joe Vitale
4Kyle Chipchura
LW1Mikkel Boedker
2Lauri Korpikoski
3Martin Erat
4Lucas Lessio
5Tobias Rieder
6Brandon McMillan
RW1Shane Doan
2Sam Gagner
3B.J. Crombeen
4David Moss
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Keith Yandle
3Zbynek Michalek
4Michael Stone
5Connor Murphy
6Chris Summers
G1Mike Smith
2Mike McKenna