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Martin Hanzal | Center | #10

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/20/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 230
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (17) / ARI
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Martin Hanzal recently underwent spinal fusion surgery and it reportedly was a success.
Hanzal is staring down a six-to-seven month recovery period, meaning he will likely miss the start of next season. He's had a bad back since November and it's likely a major reason for his hugely disappointing season. Mar 24 - 2:26 PM

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Martin Hanzal will undergo spinal fusion surgery.

Hanzal will need six-to-seven months to recover from the operation, which might lead to him missing the start of the 2018-19 campaign. Hanzal's back has been bothering him since November. He tried to play through the pain with the aide of injections, but finally it was decided that surgery was needed. It's expected that this surgery will allow him to continue his career. "But it is a major surgery so we’ll wait and see," Stars GM Jim Nill cautioned.
Mar 9 - 12:35 PM

Martin Hanzal's back injury is considered long-term.

The Stars are expected to provide a further update on Hanzal at a later date. He was already regarded as week-to-week and this new development makes us wonder if he'll play at all before the end of the regular season.
Mar 8 - 3:51 PM

Martin Hanzal is regarded as week-to-week with a back injury.

Apparently Hanzal has been dealing with back problems all season and that's complicated the other injuries he's suffered. He's been limited to 38 games this season.
Mar 1 - 1:30 PM

Martin Hanzal (lower body) isn't expected to play on Thursday.

Hanzal left Wednesday's game due to the injury. Look for Gemel Smith to draw into the lineup as a result.
Feb 22 - 5:16 PM

Martin Hanzal left Wednesday's game due to a lower-body injury.

Hanzal logged just 4:09 of ice time in his brief return to the lineup from an undisclosed ailment. He is expected to return to Dallas to be evaluated, so he probably won't be available to play Thursday in Los Angeles.
Feb 22 - 11:24 AM

Martin Hanzal (undisclosed) will return to the Stars' lineup on Wednesday.

Hanzal missed Sunday's game due to "general soreness." He's expected to play alongside Jason Spezza and Brett Ritchie.
Feb 21 - 4:13 PM

Martin Hanzal (undisclosed) skated at Tuesday's practice.

Hanzal didn't play Sunday because of "general soreness" and his status for Wednesday will be determined in the morning.
Feb 20 - 6:12 PM

Martin Hanzal won't play Sunday night because of "general soreness."

Hanzal contributed an assist in 13:46 of ice time against St. Louis on Friday. He has five goals and 10 points in 37 games this season. Dallas hopes to have him back in the lineup on Wednesday.
Feb 18 - 5:45 PM

Martin Hanzal will be back in the lineup Sunday afternoon.

Hanzal will play against Vancouver after he missed Friday's match versus Pittsburgh due to a lower-body injury. He has been in and out of the lineup frequently this year due to injuries. Hanzal has five goals and four assists in 35 games.
Feb 11 - 2:20 PM

It's unclear if Martin Hanzal (lower body) will be able to play on Sunday.

On Thursday, head coach Ken Hitchcock said he didn't know if his veteran center would be able to play on the weekend. Hanzal left Thursday's game against Chicago, but managed to return to that game. He was unable to suit up in Friday's tilt against Pittsburgh though. Hanzal has five goals and nine points in 35 games this season.
Feb 10 - 9:52 AM

Martin Hanzal will miss Friday's game against Pittsburgh because of a lower-body injury.

Hanzal left last night's game against the Blackhawks after blocking a shot, but he managed to return to that game. Obviously, the Stars prefer to give the veteran center the night off tonight so he can rest the injury. We'll consider Hanzal day-to-day for now.
Feb 9 - 8:13 PM

Martin Hanzal temporary left Thursday's game against Chicago, but he was able to return.

Hanzal was hit in the leg with a shot. His status for Friday's game against Pittsburgh is unclear, but we will keep him active for now and let you know if that changes.
Feb 9 - 11:21 AM

Martin Hanzal scored the game-winning goal in Monday's 2-1 win over the New York Rangers.

Hanzal made his way back into the lineup after missing five games with a lower-body injury. His power play tally at the 4:05 mark of the third period gave his team a 2-1 lead, and they never looked back. The 30-year-old is having a disappointing first season in Dallas, as he has just five goals and four assists in 34 games. Hanzal shouldn't pop up on your fantasy radar. Tyler Seguin also found the back of the net in Monday's victory.
Feb 5 - 11:12 PM

Martin Hanzal (lower body) will return to action on Monday night.

Hanzal was considered to be a game-time decision by the Stars on Sunday, but there was quick confirmation that he would play at the morning skate. He has notched four goals and four assists in 33 games this season.
Feb 5 - 12:21 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Seguin
2Jason Spezza
3Martin Hanzal
4Radek Faksa
5Gemel Smith
LW1Jamie Benn
2Mattias Janmark
3Antoine Roussel
4Jason Robertson
RW1Alexander Radulov
2Brett Ritchie
3Devin Shore
4Tyler Pitlick
D1John Klingberg
2Esa Lindell
3Marc Methot
4Dan Hamhuis
5Stephen Johns
6Julius Honka
7Greg Pateryn
G1Ben Bishop
2Kari Lehtonen