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Matt Smaby | Defenseman

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/14/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 239
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The Arizona Coyotes will have Matt Smaby in training camp next week on a professional tryout basis.
Smaby was with the Ducks organization during the lockout season but spent last season in the German League where he had three goals and 16 points in 42 games with Munich. He is a depth defenseman at best. Sep 13 - 5:37 AM

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Matt Smaby has been placed on waivers by the Anaheim Ducks.

Smaby agreed to a two-way deal with Anaheim during the summer. He has no points in 10 AHL games this season.
Sun, Jan 13, 2013 01:47:00 PM

Matt Smaby has agreed to an AHL-only deal with the Norfolk Admirals.

Smaby signed a two-way deal with Anaheim back in July. He had nine points and 46 penalty minutes in 30 AHL games last season.
Thu, Sep 27, 2012 03:16:00 PM

Matt Smaby has agreed to an AHL-only deal with the Norfolk Admirals.

Smaby signed a two-way deal with Anaheim back in July. He had nine points and 46 penalty minutes in 30 AHL games last season.
Thu, Sep 27, 2012 03:16:00 PM

Matt Smaby has reportedly re-signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Anaheim Ducks.

Smaby had nine points and 46 penalty minutes in 30 AHL games last season. He isn't expected to have any fantasy value in 2012-13.
Mon, Jul 2, 2012 09:43:00 AM

Matt Smaby has been sent to the minors.

This move was expected after Smaby cleared waivers Friday afternoon. He should shake off the rust in the minors after missing the first three-plus months of the season because of a torn ligament in his thumb.
Fri, Jan 6, 2012 02:58:00 PM

Matt Smaby wasn't picked up on waivers.

Smaby is expected to shake off the rust in the minors after recently recovering from a torn ligament in his thumb. Smaby hasn't played yet this season.
Fri, Jan 6, 2012 01:54:00 PM

Matt Smaby was placed on waivers Thursday.

Smaby suffered a torn ligament in his thumb and has only recently resumed practicing. He'll probably be sent to the minors to shake off the rust if he clears waivers.
Thu, Jan 5, 2012 01:02:00 PM

Matt Smaby (thumb) practiced for the first time on Tuesday.

Smaby has been out since the start of the season as he suffered torn ligaments in his thumb in the pre-season. He was projected to be out two-three months but it looks like it will be longer than that as that time frame has passed.
Tue, Jan 3, 2012 03:00:00 PM

The Ducks have put Matt Smaby (thumb) on their injured reserve list.

He sustained torn ligaments in his thumb early in the preseason and is projected to miss two to three months. We'll keep you posted on his progress.
Source: Ducks Blog
Wed, Oct 5, 2011 03:51:00 PM

Matt Smaby suffered a huge setback in his attempt to make the NHL.

Smaby will be out 2-3 months after suffering a torn ligament in his thumb. He will be required to undergo surgery. This is a huge blow to Smaby who was enjoying a great preseason.
Sat, Oct 1, 2011 01:31:00 PM

Matt Smaby hopes to make a huge impact for the Ducks this season.

Smaby hopes to make the roster after a number of key injuries to the Ducks on the blueline. Smaby is currently signed to a one-year contract and must prove himself. While it is a two-way contract, Smaby is expected to make a big impact. For now he is off the radar but pay close attention as he could be a quiet source of points.
Sat, Sep 24, 2011 01:04:00 PM

Matt Smaby has agreed to a one-year deal with the Anaheim Ducks.

Smaby had no points and 17 penalty minutes in 32 games with the Lightning last season. He has no fantasy value.
Thu, Jul 14, 2011 03:10:00 PM

Matt Smaby hasn't received a qualifying offer from the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Although it's still possible for the Lightning to sign Smaby, he is now eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st. He had no points in 32 games last season.
Mon, Jun 27, 2011 04:12:00 PM

Matt Smaby won't play on Wednesday night because of a lower-body injury he received in Saturday's finale against Carolina.

There's a good chance he would've been a healthy scratch anyway.
Wed, Apr 13, 2011 04:19:00 PM

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